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Forum topic by Walt posted 04-12-2016 02:11 PM 406 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-12-2016 02:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: maple

I was finishing some 1/4 inch Maple plywood by sanding to 320 and then applying a sanding sealer, one coat of Amber shellac and one coat of clear shellac. This obtained the exact color I was looking for. Unfortunately I had a water line break above my shop and the panel got sprayed. This was about 1/2 hour after the final cost was applied. It resulted in a very spotted and blotchy surface. I have two questions:
1. can I sand it back to get rid of the surface spotting and then reseal and start over.
2. Is it worth it or should I scrap it and recut another panel

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware,

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#1 posted 04-12-2016 02:17 PM

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#2 posted 04-12-2016 02:40 PM

Try a spot, you have nothing to lose. I think you should be able to sand it back.
As long as you don’t go thru the amber coat.

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#3 posted 04-12-2016 02:44 PM

I was think about the same video Wahoo posted.

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#4 posted 04-12-2016 05:11 PM

Checked out the website. Good information but I am using shellac that says to use ammonia for cleanup. I don’t think
Procedures in the video will help at this point

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware,

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#5 posted 04-12-2016 05:16 PM

Sanded it back to the amber layer. This was quite dull so I applied a very thin coat waited 1hour then added another layer of clear de waxed shellac and it seems to have worked. When this is finished I will post it to my projects page. Thank for the support fellows.

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware,

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