Arm-R-Seal and wiping it down between coats

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Forum topic by ScottKaye posted 12-20-2013 08:27 PM 1004 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-20-2013 08:27 PM

Im using Arm-R-Seal satin and had a few runs in a project I’m into. I had to get out the razer blade to scrape the runs away. They werent major, more like puddled drops. I also had to do a little more agressive sanding than I had planned (with 320) in between coats and I’m left with a very milky white haze all over my project. My question is can I wipe the surface clean with a rag wetted with denatured alcohol or should I just use a rag wetted with spring water.

Not sure if the denatured alcohol would A: melt the finish or B: leave behind any traces.



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#1 posted 12-20-2013 09:17 PM

Mineral spirits should be appropriate, and will do no harm.

-- John

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#2 posted 12-20-2013 09:27 PM

That was going to be my suggestion too, mineral spirits should work fine.

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#3 posted 12-20-2013 10:24 PM

thanks guys.. I think I have some of that laying around. Ill try it out

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#4 posted 12-20-2013 11:27 PM

Thats normal for the arm r seal in my experience. I just finished a big project and the white haze was found between all 25 coats that had been sanded (over multiple pieces).

Edit – i wiped down with MS after sanding to fully answer the question. Sorry.

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 03:48 AM

You can use m. S. or laquar thinner which dries faster and please use finer sandpaper. Min 600

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#6 posted 12-30-2013 06:01 AM

Let the spirits be with you … mineral spirits that is!

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