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Forum topic by pariswoodworking posted 10-06-2011 10:46 PM 765 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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pariswoodworking

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10-06-2011 10:46 PM

I recently (Last Sunday) put a few coats of engine enamel (dupli-color) on my #5 plane and I missed a spot so I waited until today to put another coat on to cover it. Well, it became really bubbly and rought (cant even see the NO. 5 on it now. What should I do?

P.S. I only did it 1/2 an hour ago so it’s still a little tacky.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein


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Arminius

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#1 posted 10-06-2011 10:59 PM

You really have to wait at least a week if you don’t get a coat on within the hour. The drying coat you just put on has partially penetrated the 5 day old coats curing underneath, and is lifting it in sections. Nothing you can do but strip it off until you have a smooth enough surface, then start again – making sure that at least a week has elapsed before any additional enamel goes on.

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Don W

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#2 posted 10-06-2011 11:14 PM

Arminius is right, should have read my blog ;-), or you could have read the can too. Dupli-color takes 7 days to fully cure, and like some paints, if you try to coat after it starts to cure, it bubbles and peels. Anything over an hour, then it must sit for 7 days. I usually give it 15 minutes between coats.

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pariswoodworking

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#3 posted 10-06-2011 11:28 PM

Ok. Sooooo, What is the best way to get it off now. Stripper, sandblaster, ect. Is it easier to get off when it’s still soft or when it is hard?

Don, I did read your blog, I just should of payed closer attention. :) I knew it would do that if it didn’t cure first, I just didn’t know it was still curing. :( Oh well, no use crying over it. It’s a lesson for the future. I guess I’ll get a little more experience restoring tools now. :)

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 10-06-2011 11:43 PM

i never tried to get it off, so let us know. Stripper, sandblaster all should work.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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pariswoodworking

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#5 posted 10-21-2011 07:25 PM

Ok, I finally got it off. I just very carefully scraped and peeled most of it off with a old (basically worthless) chisel and a hobby knife. I sandblasted the remains. Some of it was stubborn so it took awhile to sandbast off but It’s all off. I just redid it (following Don’s blog exactly ;) ) and it is finished. Here’s a pic of it. Thanks for the help!!!


-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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HorizontalMike

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#6 posted 10-21-2011 07:50 PM

Looking good!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 10-21-2011 08:21 PM

Is that back tote butternut, or did you stain it? How does it work?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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pariswoodworking

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#8 posted 10-21-2011 08:48 PM

It works pretty good. It leave a really smooth surface. I’m not sure what kind of wood that is. It’s just what ever it came with. There is no stain on it. only a few coats of boiled linseed oil. I tried to sand it completely down but that dark color is really stubborn. The front knob is the same kind of wood.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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