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Forum topic by natenaaron posted 07-23-2013 10:40 PM 992 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-23-2013 10:40 PM

You get orange peel. I KNEW it was getting too hot. I KNEW I should wait until tomorrow. I WANTED to get a third coat on before the end of the day.

Once again I am reminded to listen to what i KNOW, not what I want. Guess I get to spend a lot of time sanding tomorrow.

Lesson learned. At least until the next time I do it.

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#1 posted 07-23-2013 11:51 PM


It’s a shame that it is not called lemon peel….
You could make lemonade!!!
Perhaps you can make orange juice, mix a little vodka and drink the memory away!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 07-24-2013 12:06 AM

Some people like orange peel. It’s even acceptable on cars these days.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 07-24-2013 02:26 AM

Those people are weird.

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#4 posted 07-24-2013 03:35 AM

Nate, gotta deal with that myself tomorrow. Just HAD to spray that last coat…
Worse yet, mine is the clear on a painted surface, s it likely will lead to some touch up painting too.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#5 posted 07-24-2013 04:36 AM

there are products on the market that slow drying times, depending on what you are using, which you didn’t say, so I can’t steer you in the correct direction.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#6 posted 07-24-2013 02:27 PM

Bummer. Sorry to hear that. We feel your pain.

I’ve only seen 1 car with factory paint job that didn’t have orange peel. It was a Bentley. Even Lamborghinis, Ferarris, and Lexus and Porsche (which usually have very good paint jobs) have orange peel. Sad. Look in the parking lot the next time you’re at the mall.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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#7 posted 07-24-2013 07:15 PM

Used oil based poly. Why did I use oil based poly? When I put a sealer coat of shellac on the wood it dried screaming fast. I have not tried to finish anything here. I move here 5 years ago and all woodworking was put on hold unless it was boat repair oriented. In this case it was always painted. I was not prepared for what the heat would do. Plus I was also coating steel too. The, seemingly, knowledgeable and real nice guy at the hardware store said since it was on metal and wood I should use oil based poly because it would stick to the metal. He then suggested I cut it 2:3 or 1:4 with acetone. I think this is where things went awry, and I should have thinned with mineral spirits. Once again, go with what YOU know not what someone tells you worked with them. I think the acetone evaporated way too fast in the heat.a

Sanding went reasonably well this morning but as the temps rose the finish stopped being sand and turned to gum. What a pain. Not sure how to cool it off. I am not working in the sun, though the area I am working has is hot.

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#8 posted 07-24-2013 07:49 PM

I had a lacquer over dry shellac finish bubble up once. Once dry to the touch, the boards were laid outside on sawhorses to fully dry. The sun shifted, and my trim was now in full sun on a 90 degree day.
I was able to scuff sand them and re-coat and it looked great.

I haven’t had that problem before or since, but I now avoid any phase of finishing outside.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#9 posted 07-25-2013 02:15 AM

Wow, thin with acetone. I’ve never heard of that. Maybe that’s ok to do, but I bet the acetone left the finish very quickly.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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