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I picked up this Rub 'n Buff metallic wax technique from watching a Russ Fairfield YouTube on finishing with colored wax and
applied it to some chatterwork. I think it gives a very nice effect on
the darker Mopani box. Less so on the other two. If you etch your name
on the bottom of your dark wood pieces with an engraver or burning tool
on, it fills in the spaces and really shows up nice. I bought antique
gold but there is also silver and some others. I understand you can buy this stuff at
Michaels, but I bought a small tube of from
Amazon for $6.I posted this on a website and one poster, bob Bergstrom, provided this, "You can buy Pearl Ex or other mica powders and mix them with paste wax.
That will give you many more colors at a much cheaper price. 40% off
coupon at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. Once the rub n buff is open it will
dry out in the tube. Mica powders can be mixed with lacquer or oil and
even sprayed through an airbrush. I dry brush it often and lightly spray
lacquer over it."