You gave me some ways to experiment and I very much appreciate it. I
have been using Johnson's paste wax; someone suggested switching to
Renaissance Wax. I did see a lacquer in the Rio catalog, and I know
there are others at the local art supply store but haven't yet made
it in to get one to try. And perhaps something at an auto paint
store. . .
If it means preserving the patina, I can live with a glossy finish.
I do realize that changing the design so that the edges are
protected better is always an option -- but I wanted to understand
how preserve things first since that will be necessary regardless of
how I re-design the work.
Have you re-applied lacquer after years on any work? Am I right in
assuming that re-application means a light sanding off of the old
lacquer layer, re-doing the patina if needed, and then re-applying