|Forum topic by Napoleon||posted 1086 days ago||1336 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
1086 days ago
I have buddy who is also a boatbuilder. He is working on a little dinghy in oak and he called me last night to hear if i ever had problems with the Le Tonkinois lak.
He had added 5 layers of it and when he put on nr 6 layer of the lacquer the trouble started…
The lacquer was began to look funny like something took a grab in it from all sides and then were pulling and streching it. He asked me if i was using it straight from the box or if i had put some in another box and uséd it from there.
I always use it from the box and that is why i dont have had any problem with it he sad.
He had put some in a plasticbox and when he was finish turned the box upside down. So the plasticbox was kind of “painted” inside with lacquer next time i he used it. So he did like that until he had added layer nr 5,and then he decided to clean the plasticbox before putting more lacquer in. He had a 2,5 ltr lacquer and they are made so you cant get a brush in to them. I use them with only 0,75 ltr in and there is a lid to take of so you can get the brush in.
He contacted the firm who sold the lacquer and found out that you must never put the lacquer in plactic!
So now he had a big job to do with cleaning it of and start over again.
So remember this lacquer only must be used in a metalbox and never plactic.
Have a nice day :)