"Will is absolutely right about MEK - nasty stuff. It's highly carcinogenic. We use it under highly controlled conditions in our shop and only when needed. Lacquer thinners is a whole different thing. MEK may not even cut lacquer and given that…"
The finish we are currently using on our best croquet mallets is a 2 part urethane from the automotive industry. It's a bit fussy to use and doesn't react well if there is even a hint of NC (catalyzed lacquer) left in the gun. I think we can do better but here are the criteria I'd like to see,1) Gloss finish (currently using 90 sheen)2) High abrasion resistance3) UV resistance since it's an outdoor product4) Water proof (at least 'resistant')5) Not an excessively long open time once it's on the…See More