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    Posted: 10/05/2017 at 5:37am
Hey guys, 

I was wondering if someone can give me an advice for sealing my JPen's cork (and the whole blade)? Due to heavy palm sweating, my blade (cork and wood) gets soaked every time which leads to a very dark color. Can someone give me a hint as to which product is recommended?


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For me the best is Minwax Polyurethane, satin finish. I used to lightly seal the fore hand side, and heavier on the rest, that is the back hand side, all cork sheet and handle and lastly periphery (the thickness of the blade). I did this on all my J-pen to avoid the dark marks from the fingers.
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Hi aeoliah, 

thanks for your reply. 

Do you refer to this product (there is also an 'oil-modified' version)? As far as I understand you use the finish for the whole blade, not only the wood but also the cork parts? May I ask how many layers do you prefer for both, the wood and the cork?


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Hi,
Yes that is the one, I was using the oil based one. However It is no longer available here and Amazon cannot ship it to my country for reasons unknown. So I am now using Ronseal Polyurethane Satin Varnish,
My rule of thumb is to seal the blade face only once or twice, and the rest of the blades including cork parts until they are shiny.
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Thanks for your detailed explanation. Do I have to pay attention to something special before applying a finish on a new/used JPen blade and, furthermore,  when gluing a rubber on a sealed JPen?

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If you are sealing a used blade, then you might want to clean it first with a very fine sandpaper and using a flat object when doing it on the blade face.
Seal only lightly on the blade face with which you are hitting, so you do this on both sides if you do RPB.
Sealing it lightly will not be a problem for  glueing the rubber (it might create problem if you seal it heavily).
I sealed rather heavily on the cork parts and I have no issue on my grip during play.
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