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#1 posted 08-18-2015 07:32 PM

Tack cloths are not compatible with most WB finishes. The alcohol mix ^^^ works fine, as do clean microfiber dusting cloths. What you are seeing may be small fisheyes, not bubbles. It’s perfectly normal to apply several coats in a single day with better quality products, like ML Cambell or General Finishes products.

Here’s an example of a good product info sheet: http://www.paintdocs.com/webmsds/webPDF.jsp?SITEID=MLC&doctype=PDS&prodno=035777776926&lang=2

See if you can get one for the product you’re using.

Also, many WB, as well as catalyzing solvent finishes have a maximum dry finish thickness before they go wonky. It’s common for beginners to apply too many or too thick coats. ML Campbell lists the wet and dry coat thicknesses in mils, I’ve used the same numbers with General Finishes products with excellent results. It’s not Plastidip… ;^)

I like to do a relatively wet coats, sanding the first (sealing coat) with 220 . My original WB training was by an ML Campbell rep. Doing a very light “tack” coat as you’d do with solvent lacquer never worked well for me.


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