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Old 13th August 2005, 05:08 AM   #1
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Old 14th August 2005, 04:46 PM   #2
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i decided on rustoleum black lacquer. any tips on a painfree application?
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Old 14th August 2005, 05:34 PM   #3
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Spend a couple of weeks, sanding, filling, sanding, priming, sanding, etc. until you get a perfectly good smooth primer coat, with no signs of the wood underneath. Then add the top coat(s), lightly sanding between applications.
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Old 15th August 2005, 02:56 AM   #4
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Default After Pinkmouse's advice:

Use something that dries faster than rustoleum. Find a car laquer that is the colour that you want and use it. Speaking about spray cans. If you have a spray gun get a pigmented laquer the colour you want.

Why?

An oil based paint like the rustolwum will take along time to dry. It will get a lot more dust trapped in the surface, along with bugs and all sorts of wierd things. It will be a pain compared toa fast drying laquer.

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Old 15th August 2005, 03:06 AM   #5
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Use something that dries faster than rustoleum. Find a car laquer that is the colour that you want and use it. Speaking about spray cans. If you have a spray gun get a pigmented laquer the colour you want.

Why?

An oil based paint like the rustolwum will take along time to dry. It will get a lot more dust trapped in the surface, along with bugs and all sorts of wierd things. It will be a pain compared toa fast drying laquer.

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what do you suggest then?
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Old 15th August 2005, 03:13 AM   #6
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Find a car laquer that is the colour that you want
If the rustoleum is truly a fast drying laquer than you are fine. If it is an slow drying oil based paint then you will have the trouble that I mentioned. So the advice in a nutshell is something that dries fast. ( flashes off in about 5 minutes )

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Old 15th August 2005, 03:30 AM   #7
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If the rustoleum is truly a fast drying laquer than you are fine. If it is an slow drying oil based paint then you will have the trouble that I mentioned. So the advice in a nutshell is something that dries fast. ( flashes off in about 5 minutes )

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no i mean what lacquer do u suggest
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Old 15th August 2005, 03:34 AM   #8
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Default Pretty much the same thing

I live in Canada my friend. I have acces to all the brands that you do. But I don't know what is available to you locally. The key to remember is the laquer base. Any car paint that you find in a can will be a laquer base if they say that it dries to the touch in about 20 minutes.

Brands are not that big a deal untill you get good enough to tell the differences. A frankly I have sprayed so many things with so many different paints that it amounts to build/coat and flash time. Any good quality car paint will do a good job. Surface prep is the most important thing.

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You just need to seal the wood. A thin quick coat of polyurethane will do that.
Then check your library for Bob Flexner’s "Understanding Wood Finishing" book on finishing wood. He has written the seminal text on it & it is easier than you think. Much less sanding that you would imagine.
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You just need to seal the wood. A thin quick coat of polyurethane will do that.
Then check your library for Bob Flexner’s "Understanding Wood Finishing" book on finishing wood. He has written the seminal text on it & it is easier than you think. Much less sanding that you would imagine.
i did 4 coats of polyurethane sandable primer/sealer, starting with 150 grit ending with 320 grit. i hope its alright cause it feels like i could iceskate on it it's so smooth
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