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Forum topic by ClammyBallz posted 02-21-2017 07:43 PM 741 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-21-2017 07:43 PM

I sprayed this cherry cabinet with garnet shellac and EM8000cv. Because of the lip on the trim, I had a hard time getting the sprayer into positions to spray this area on the bottom front. The shellac sprayed fine and filled the area, probably because was only a 1lb cut. I didn’t do so well covering the area with the CV.

I plan to rub it out in a few days after the finish cures. What would you do at this point? Try to touch it up somehow? Or try to blend it when I rub it out?


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#1 posted 02-21-2017 08:33 PM

It’s hard to tell what the configuration of the project is.
If you can get to that area, I would tape everything off except for that panel, sand it and re-spray it.
One reason I like to use pressure pots, you can get the spray gun to go into more difficult areas than conventional cup guns or gravity fed guns.

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#2 posted 02-21-2017 08:38 PM

Here’s full shot of the cabinet.

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#3 posted 02-21-2017 09:06 PM

I’m guessing that is the underside of the top just above the door? I think I might wait and see if it will rub out. the spot is in the CV, not the shellac? Very nice cabinet, BTW. Well done.

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#4 posted 02-21-2017 09:31 PM

If its the underside at the top of the door, leave it alone. You will be the only person that ever knows its there. If you just cant stand it, tape off for over spray and spray just that area with your gun adjusted properly. Probably too late now but the em8000 will burn in within 24 hrs, otherwise sand some between coats.

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#5 posted 02-21-2017 09:39 PM

Thanks Fred!

The problem area is on the base right behind the round trim. It’s definitely the CV, the shellac colored the area evenly. I even set the gun on spot and dialed down the output and hit that area, but it seemed to bounce off the corner.

Now that I think about it, I used the bottom gun for the shellac and the gravity gun for the CV. Maybe I should try the bottom gun with the CV to fix it?

I hate when the perfectionist comes out in me and I either waste a ton of time trying to fix something no one else will notice or I end up screwing it up more.

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#6 posted 02-21-2017 09:41 PM

Yeah, sanding that area is a big PITA! I might need two layers of tape to protect the sides.

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#7 posted 02-21-2017 09:54 PM

I don’t know how your positioning the cabinet when you spray it
but you should be able to prop it up so that the door is face up,
take the door off and you should be able to dip into the opening far enough to get a good angle on it.

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#8 posted 02-21-2017 09:55 PM



Yeah, sanding that area is a big PITA! I might need two layers of tape to protect the sides.

- ClammyBallz

Don’t use the belt sander….haha
Just 220 light enough to etch the surface a little should be good enough.

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#9 posted 02-22-2017 12:26 AM

For the very reason you mention, I recommend a good gun with a pressurized cup instead of a siphon cup. I have the apollo atomizer and can dial in the size spray small. (make sure you have a non bleeder gun). I like the pps cups as well. One of the best changes I made was the 3m PPS cups (small ones). they are single use, but worth it. And you can seal in between coats. You can sparay from any angle.

You can try to blend in and Worst case, sand it down and do over. I’ve had to do it before not pleasant but looks better.

Good luck.

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#10 posted 02-22-2017 04:36 PM

I ended up taping it off, sanding the base area, flipping the cabinet upside down and spraying it again. It was a lot easier to hit that area with the gravity gun. It looks better now, not completely filling in the corner, but better than it was.
Thanks for the help guys!

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