NAMOR made good points... for that, if you win, I will buy the Reno from Nick and get his autograph on it.
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Close enough to post this question here.
Nick V is presumably talking about finish on relatively new, or well cared for, shell. What do you use on neglected vintage shell? I know this has been discussed here and on askandy, but I have not heard from the experts. Still Venetian and Reno? Or is there a role for generous helpings of Lexol underneath? I have seen Nick Horween advise against Lexol on shell, but it was unclear whether this extended to old dry specimens. I have heard people say he endorsed Lexol for such shell, but I have not been able to find him saying that directly.
So, what, if anything, can one do with old dry shell to protect against cracking?
Preference for shell and calf: sheen, not shine.