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Forum topic by doninvegas posted 1107 days ago 615 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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doninvegas

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1107 days ago

What makes water based poly orange peel? How do you fix it? Or can you?

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."


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hObOmOnk

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#1 posted 1107 days ago

Oil, wax or silicon residues.
A sealer coat of dewaxed shellac will help solve the problem.

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doninvegas

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#2 posted 1107 days ago

Well, The wood was completely dry and free of oil or wax. The first 2 coats went on just fine. The third orange peeled on me.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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Les

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#3 posted 1107 days ago

What are you spraying with? Have you thinned it like the first 2 coats? Orange peel usually comes from to heavy a coat or improper atomization.

Get your sander out and sand it flat. You may have to do most of it by hand. When the surface is uniformly dull you can start again. Just my 2 cents worth.

Les

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doninvegas

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#4 posted 1107 days ago

Thanks Les. I’m using my Earlax 5000 like I always do. This is the first time this has happened. I guess I was spraying it too heavy.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#5 posted 1106 days ago

-Improper gun adjustment and techniques
-Too little thinner or reducer

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