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Forum topic by pontic posted 03-13-2017 03:09 AM 675 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-13-2017 03:09 AM

I looked into UV light curing systems to finish wood projects. UV cured epoxies are thin set and very clear. They set rapidly and expel water at the same time as well as air bubbles when UV light is exposed to them. You can finish a whole project in minutes where it used to take hours. This sounds too good to be true. Well is is unless you are a rich oil Shiek or something. The epoxy coating is $280.00 a gallon and the 14”X14” uv curing projector and safety gear is 14,00 bucks. so its back to poly.
Mabey a heat gun with a little O2 nozzle on it and shoot a small amt. of O2 on the surface with hot air to speed up the set. I don’t know. It sure would be nice to have a good polymer finish that is easier to work with.

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#1 posted 03-13-2017 04:06 AM

Spray water based dries really fast and clear.

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#2 posted 03-13-2017 04:36 AM

Why not just good old lacquer? It dries very quickly, acts as it’s own sealer, and each coat melts into the last. Actually with a decent gravity feed gun you can build a good finish in just two coats.

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#3 posted 03-13-2017 10:53 PM

I do use mostly use good ol’ lacquer. Some customers demand poly because they think that it is more durable and the piece will be exposed to water.

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