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HELP !!! Spar Urethane gone bad!
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2010-09-23 07:14 am   Permalink

sounds like I need to start using that storage room out back for storing my logs!

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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-09-23 07:50 am   Permalink

Hey shirtman, tough break on the finish, and Buzzy is right on and Aloha Station is too.

First you never should put on a Heavy or thick coat.. If you want a thick built up look do it with multiple thin coats and it's Always a good idea to use a sealer first. Also as Aloha said, SAND in between coats, it's Important to do it Every time!

for your current situation, Sanding is the way to go, the Only way to go to get it right. That thick gummy stuff has to be removed.

I learned the Hard way just like you are doing so don't feel bad. I've a feeling most All of us have taken this particular class too.
Hope this helps.

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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-09-23 11:38 am   Permalink

Hey Shirtman, that's a fine looking carve. I'm in the DRY DESERT about 100 miles east of you. I'd be happy to store it for a year to see if it dried out

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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2010-09-23 3:54 pm   Permalink


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Joined: Sep 19, 2009
Posts: 71
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-09-26 5:34 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all the responses.
After sitting for a few he's gotten a little better. I did some light sanding on him and also in the cracks where he went awry. I'm trying to keep it light to keep from completely restraining him.

Did some tests on some inconspicuous spots and the results were positive so I think He can be salvaged without a complete stripping.
I redid the urethane today on a day where it was in the high 80's with 28% humidity. I'll take some pictures when he cures a little.

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Joined: Oct 20, 2004
Posts: 32
From: Sub-Tropical Australia
Posted: 2010-10-08 3:58 pm   Permalink

Do you have any finished pics of that tiki?
Looks brilliant

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