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Forum topic by teakman posted 08-11-2009 02:39 AM 926 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-11-2009 02:39 AM

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I am working on a veneer entry way on a yacht and have a problem with discoloration in areas where I had to sand heavily, when the first coat of finish was put on there is a color difference in these areas and I need some ideas on how to fix this, why it happened or any other help anyone can give, it is an expensive job and would be an expensive loss!

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#1 posted 08-11-2009 03:21 AM

In my experience I’ve run into a similar situation because I’ve sanded the veneer to thin and the base wood is starting to show through a little. How thick is your veneer? The place where I get my sheets ( ) does there’s in 22 mil paper backed or non-paper backed. It’s nice having the extra thickness so you can sand a little more. To fix it I’ve used some stain and with an artist brush, tried to blend the discoloration some so it’s not as obvious. This has had mixed results. Good luck and I hope you don’t have to start over.

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#2 posted 08-11-2009 06:21 AM

The problem could be that you have some of the veneer on backwards. Contrary to popular belief you can’t just apply veneer. In fact one side of a book matched pair is backwards. There is no way around that. There is a front and back. Put them side to side and they reflect the light differently. Flip the piece over to go the same way and they will be the same color. There is no way around it but to color the lighter one darker with toner.
If that’s not the problem I would say that you need to sand the sides you didn’t sand heavily exactly how you sanded the other side. This should even it out. You need to sand with consistant grits too. In other words, if you sanded down to 180 you need to do the same process.

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