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Forum topic by Doug Scott posted 12-05-2012 02:58 AM 546 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Doug Scott

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12-05-2012 02:58 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip oak finishing

I’m not always having a problem with stripping finish, but this Antique dinning table did, and I thought that I would share how I solved this problem.

First, After stripping and cleaning all the table top off, I had to go to a different brand of stripper, only because it got so that the previous got that the stores quite handling it. I think because they were not selling enough and it was costing them money for a product they didn’t move very fast, and for me it went up a lot in price
( Ready strip ) I liked the product and was very happy with it’s results, but the container got smaller and the price went up. So I just started using SOY GEL, The employee at the place I get my finish chemicals
told me it might be caused from the oils in the SOY GEL stripper.

Now I’ll explain what the problem was: After cleaning off the stripper, the OAK kept bleeding something
from the pours, So I kept wiping Acetone with a scotchbrite pad and a clean paper towel over the area
until it stopped. It did this with even the leaves and at the ends of the table, but not the sides.
And the boarder of this table was Oak, all around the outer side .

I’m a self employed furniture builder and Repairman, and do refinishing. Over the 27 years I have been into doing this , it is the first time I have had this trouble. I hope this helps some of you in the future.

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI


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patron

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#1 posted 12-05-2012 03:28 AM

for years it seems all our finishes
are getting worse

all the environmental laws
have taken their toll

most chemical company’s keep deleting
the things that made them work right before
and calling them ‘new and improved’

the problem as i see it
is not whats in the can
but what the manufacturers are doing to the air and water
they pollute way more than we ever could
i believe it is them going for more money
and less product

all that really needs to happen
is for them to up-grade their plants
(which they don’t do)
and be more environmentally conscience

pretty soon they will come out with their best yet

PURE WATER !
at $25 a pint

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 12-05-2012 03:42 AM

You’re right, David. The Green people are making products now that just don’t work any more. When they outlaw lacquer thinner, it will be time to start a revolution!!

Doug, what do you think was leaking out- something from the stripper itself?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 12-05-2012 03:51 AM

Did you mention how you solved your problem ? I read the post twice and must have missed the solution (twice)

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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patron

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#4 posted 12-05-2012 03:54 AM

the part that really bugs me

is we spend lots of money and time
working with products
that need to be sanded off
so we can try some other ‘new’ one

even regular nitrocellulose lacquer
isn’t the same anymore

the most frustrating part of my work
is the finishing now

nothing works the way it says on the can
and if you call them on it
they say you must have done it wrong

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 12-06-2012 09:07 PM

Doug , thanks for the PM and the info : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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