I re-installed the bartop earlier this week. Still looked great, color is deeper than before, if anything.
I wasn't thrilled with the gloss Arm-R-Seal. It takes a while to cure, and even though my final coat was glassy smooth after 2 days, by the 5th day, it had skrunk a bit. The surface looked flatter, not like fresh liquid, and the glue seams could be felt (barely). That last bit was really odd, since I couldn't feel them on the raw wood.
Anyway, it stopped changing, and now resides in the client's home. For furture gloss finish, I will probably go back to Minwax.
In the near future, plan is/was to move the HF system that is currently on a large roller type stand, to a small area off of my shop and hard pipe it, thus giving me much needed room. Chet, if you’re seriously thinking of getting this unit, I will wait on my project? BTW, I don’t see this as you being the guinea pig but as being the leader in new technology!