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Re: Adhesive Removal & Crackle

Posted By: Jim Cole (64-40-66-27.dialup.mebtel.net)
Date: 4/18/2 18:16

In Response To: Adhesive Removal & Crackle (Cyndi)

Sounds like the adhesive may have left "prints" in the lacquer. Buffing with 0000 wool using a dilute mild soap and water mix as a lubricant will probably take them out. The cracking of the lacquer is caused by a loss of plasticizers, this happpens with time and heat. You can rewet the lacquer with a 50/50 mix of denatured alcohol and lacquer thinner, make a pad of a 12"X12" cotton rag dip in the mix and squeeze until it no longer drips, rub the surface in a 6-8" circular motion turning the rag as it gets dirty. Work carefully and you can reamalgamate most lacquer and clean it at the same time let dry for at least a week then sand with 360 wet paper then if needed add more lacquer as a top coat then polish with 0000 wool.

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