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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 05-19-2012 05:18 AM

These products tend to say things like, “For a deeper finish, add a third coat.” If that statement reflected my experience, the product would seldom leave the shelf. I don’t see much depth until 6 or 7 coats.

And now, having completed two necks and three bodies, I see that I need 8 coats to get the same sheen and depth that I was getting before with 6 or 7. I don’t mind the extra coat and its associated time because I am sanding less because the coating is flatter.

It was over 70oF in the finish room today, and the stuff was drying very fast. I had to really concentrate to keep a wet edge. I’m concerned how higher summer temps will affect that. But I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.

I’m still pleased with this combination.



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