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12955 posts in 1937 days


#1 posted 1540 days ago

i pour all the time ,
the secret to the bubbles ,
you have a spritzer bottle ,
(like a windex bottle ) , and watch it ,
not lazily but sit by it and spray for about an hour
,
i use lacquer thinner , i first coat the cut out with sealer ,
( laquer , varathane ,deft , whatever ) , so that the wood doesn’t suck the tint out of it and run in .
i use regular hobby paint , from wal-mart , lot’s of colors .
i have also read here that a hair dryer , as the bubbles come up ,
( they do it as they feel like ) will heat them and they burst .
but if you just let the drier sit , (thinking about speeding thing up ) ,
it heats everything up ,
it will just make things kick faster , trapping any bubbles in your inlay ,
then when you sand , they are like little hollows in the mix . if you get distracted talking on the phone , forget it !

here is what happens without sealing the wood first ,
( this isn’t the finish , just for the in-size , and surrounding surface )
i just spray the whole surface , and get it in the in-size well .
the epoxy wants to be proud of the surface .
it all gets sanded later , including the sealer .

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