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Issue with Waterlox

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Daniel Warren, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. Daniel Warren

    Daniel Warren

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    I can’t figure this one out. Maybe it gelled?
    I assume I’ll have to sand it out? It looked wet long after the first coat had dried.
     

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    Looks like you left a drop when you wiped off the excess. Or maybe a thin extra amount puddled there.

    Probably disappear with a grey scotch brite. Or a 320 sanding - will gum up the paper
    Keep shifting to clean abrasive or the Waterlox collected on the abrasive will make smudges on the surrounding surface. Smudges will come off with abrasive too. Just better not to make any.

    feel for it with your finger to be sure the surface is smooth.

    once it’s gone it will totally disappear with the next coat or two of Waterlox.
     
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  3. Gary Beasley

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    Cabinet scraper will take the bulk of it off, then you can sand it all clean.
     
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  4. Tim Connell

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    I'd treat it just like a drip on flatwork. Cab scraper or razor to cut off as much as possible, then let it dry for a day or two. That way, you don't have to deal with the mess of gummed up sanding media possibly damaging surrounding areas.
     
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  5. Doug Freeman

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    Agree with scraping off the majority with card scraper or razor. You could then wet sand that area with ms, let dry, then wet sand with the next coat of waterlox, wiping it pretty much dry when finished, then add additional coats as desired.
     
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  6. Daniel Warren

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    Thanks all. I used a scraper and some light sanding. Seems to be ok
     

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