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Forum topic by ClammyBallz posted 01-28-2016 07:42 PM 619 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-28-2016 07:42 PM

Just my luck, I was putting the doors on this cabinet after I finished spraying it and put a ding on the trim. Other than sanding & refinishing, are there any other options to fix this? It’s cherry coated with garnet shellac and target coatings conversion varnish.

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#1 posted 01-28-2016 08:53 PM

Looks like you dented the wood under the finish. Luckily you can re inflate that dent with a hot iron and a wet towel. But the finish it probably, finished. Sand or scrape the affected area and refinish.

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#2 posted 01-29-2016 04:52 AM

+1, what he said.

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#3 posted 01-29-2016 06:50 AM

Yes, I have used the same method described above and it works like a charm.
If the piece is small enough I hold it over a boiling tea kettle.
Unfortunately most finishes do not survive.

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