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Crystal Coat

A simple, high-gloss finish that can be applied while your turning is still on the lathe.
Item #
21795
Rating:
86% of 100

Perfect for turned pens! Get a sophisticated, high-gloss finish that's also water- and wear-resistant. Quick, easy and no-mess! Can be applied to turnings right while they're on the lathe! Easy-to-use 6-ounce bottle. Designed as a final finish coat. Food-safe when dry.

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Brand Hut
Manufacturer Part Number 0104
Weight 0.4000
Type Finishing
4.3 / 5.0
75 Reviews
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Excellent coverage and the shine is great
June 8, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Amazing shine! Simple to apply!
May 4, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Amazing great stuff
May 4, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
The Shinning
The final touch
Great for adding the final touch on pens I make out of the trees in my backyard.
Great for adding the final touch on pens I make out of the trees in my backyard.
May 3, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Delivered on time.
April 23, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Great product for finishing lathe turnings
Simple and easy to use. Good product for lathe work
January 1, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great finish
Great finish that I use on my pens. I get it hot enough with the rag I have smoke coming off and apply 2 coats like that and it looks like glass.
December 31, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy to use
As a beginner wood turner, knowing what polish to use can be frustrating. With all of the different choices including: chemicals or water soluble or premixed it is overwhelming

The staff at Rocker offered many choices and explained which ones to use and with what application.

Love this stuff...easy to use and it has a beautiful finish.
December 18, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Gives a high luster with minimal time expenditure. Suggest you let the finished object "dry" at least 6 hours before assembling or removal from chuck system.
December 10, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent. Easy to use.
October 9, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Pen making
steven c on Jun 30, 2020
Needed it
Frank V on Jun 14, 2020
Pen making
steven c on Jun 30, 2020
Recommend by a fellow wood turner
Ernie W on Jun 23, 2020
Needed it
Frank V on Jun 14, 2020
I have used it in the past for polishing wood pen blanks and had excellent results.
Johnny H on Jun 4, 2020
Just thought I'd try it out.
Milo W on May 30, 2020
needed this
Jay's custom creations suggested it
Mark K on May 22, 2020
Looking for different turning finishes. This one seems simple and has good reviews.
Glenn M on May 8, 2020
trying this for first time
joseph c on May 6, 2020
Like the finish and easy to use
RONNIE S on May 4, 2020
Have used it before and really like the finish it provides
George K on May 1, 2020
Suggested by friend
Connie S on Apr 30, 2020
Wanted to try this out on some lathe turnings.
Timothy O on Apr 15, 2020
was recommended to me by a pen maker
kevin B on Apr 15, 2020
Great finish. Makes the gran pop. And seals great too.
Rick on Apr 14, 2020
Hve to give a different pen polish a try. Other options cost twice as much. I hope its not a "you get what you pay for" thing.
MARK R on Apr 8, 2020
give my work a beautiful finish
andre n on Mar 29, 2020
Want to compare to Mylands friction finish
Dr Wood on Mar 26, 2020
This seems to be the choice of most pen turners. Going to give it a try.
Stephen B on Mar 21, 2020
shop supples
Thomas A P on Mar 6, 2020
Just starting in the hobby of pen turning. Great shine on the pens I make when finished.
Joseph M on Mar 1, 2020
Brother in law make a wide array of wood products and is looking for a good finish
Cathy M on Feb 13, 2020
Used it before and does a nice job
Don on Feb 3, 2020
To explore a new finishing technique...
Eric F on Jan 29, 2020
Wanted something with beeswax like effect
Troy A on Jan 29, 2020
It makes a beautiful finish on pens.
Wes K on Jan 27, 2020
read the reviews. Going to give it a try.
Donny E on Jan 4, 2020
Great product!
Debra H on Dec 27, 2019
Good reviews. Looking for a multi-purpose finish
WILLIAM K on Nov 13, 2019
Never used this product before, thought I’d give it a try?
Kevin B on Nov 12, 2019
Good price. Good product.
John H on Oct 3, 2019
To finish pens
Benjamin D on Oct 3, 2019
Recommended
Raymond D on Aug 10, 2019
Using for making pens
jeff b on Aug 9, 2019
Reviews prompted this choice. I hope it works as promoted.
Harold E on Jul 19, 2019
I purchased a bottle of this to see if I would like it or not. I am impressed and buying 2 bottles, one at my lathe in my shop and the other at my lathe in my craft room. It's fast and impressive.
James on Jul 18, 2019
Seen a few YouTube guys using it seems to work for them
D E on Jul 16, 2019
pen coat finishing
John B on Jun 26, 2019
decided to try a different brand
Peter L on Jun 24, 2019
Came highly recommended for a turning topcoat
John H on Jun 24, 2019
I used this at the two introductory turning classes I took at my local Rockler and thought it did a great, easy job.
Craig B on Jun 21, 2019
Ran out. Need more.
Tony A on May 29, 2019
perfect finish for turning
James M on May 15, 2019
to finish the pens
Christopher K on Apr 16, 2019
Great reviews
Timothy Holschbach on Mar 6, 2019
Have been using this all winter and am almost out. Great stuff.
Wayne W. W on Feb 25, 2019
Great finish for pens.
Esten H on Feb 24, 2019
sounds like a good product
Eric M on Feb 6, 2019
A woodworking friend swears by this product. Thought I would give it a try.
Tony H on Jan 23, 2019
Wanted to try new finish
Richard B on Jan 19, 2019
Recommend by a fellow wood turner
Ernie W on Jun 23, 2020
I have used it in the past for polishing wood pen blanks and had excellent results.
Johnny H on Jun 4, 2020
How quickly does it dry and how many coats are needed?????
A shopper on Apr 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My experience with crystal coat is the drying time is just a couple of minutes and I have been applying three to four coats for good results. Don't forget to shake the bottle up until it is a milky color or you wont be applying any wax.
Can this be used on acrylics?
magic26601 on Mar 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have had great results using this product on Acrylics. A very hard and durable finish>
Would this be a good finish for a butcher block table? Not one I cut on, just a counter.
Ken S on Mar 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would not use it; it is designed for pens and small wooden turnings. A non-cutting butcher block counter can be sealed/finished with any number of products. If it gets a lot of use and needs periodic refinishing, use an oil product like tung or Danish oil. If you want a hard very long lived finish reach for polyurethane, use several coats, sanding b/w coats. When cured you can add an extra waterproofing with a waxed buffed finish. - Del VZ
Can you use this on bamboo knitting needles?
Kay B on Dec 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I Don't think it will work.... It is a friction finished... Needs to be put on while spinning on lathe..... I use a dip process on my pen's and the finish was not smooth..... A polyurethane or clear finish might be better. Polyurethane is a really great smooth finish when I dip my pens with 6 coats.... I have not tried the clear finish yet but I think it will work great. Thanks, Krakkerjakkp356 trust this will help. Jesus loves you John 3:16
is this flame retardant?
marshall s on Jun 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No.
I have an expired bottle (Oct 2015) of Hut Crystal Coat and the back of the bottle says to apply a coat of Hut Lite to porous woods. I don't see Hut Lite anywhere. Do they not make it anymore and do the newer bottles mention it ?
Tuko on Oct 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Try it on a scrap piece of wood...it may still be good or simply needs some De-natured alcohol / boiled linseed oil.
is it ok for luthiers hand made guitars?
David N on Feb 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Crystal Coat is a friction based polish. I use it on my lathe for pen finishing while the lathe is spinning. The heat build up helps polish the finish and give it a nice shine. Since this will be impossible on an instrument I would think there are better finishes to use.
How is this waterproof??
If it gets splashed with water there are spots.
Am I doing something wrong??
Phil on Nov 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don’t think it’s waterproof. I’ve noticed the finish does wear over time. Especially if it’s the only finish applied. I find it best used to buff out a ca finish.