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Re: Orange Peel Laquer Problem

Posted By: James Schooley <jschooleyfamily@earthlink.net> (pmspen1-72.rconnect.com)
Date: 1/11/3 20:01

In Response To: Orange Peel Laquer Problem (Larry B)

Start with some 220 grit open coat sand paper, knock off the high parts and remove the powder. Check your mixture of thinner to finish ratio, you did use thinner I hope? Most manufacturers suggest a 50/50 ratio, but I don't hear any one that uses that mixture. Not knowing what brand you are using I will tell you that I start with 60% lacquer and add 30% lacquer thinner and then I add 10% lacquer retarder. The retarder allows for slower drying, I have to wait a little longer to sand between coats, but the coats flow out real nice and I don't have to sand as much any way. Long story short if you lay on a heavy coat with this mix and then proceed to the final coats it should turn out better and in the end you will need to rub with a polish, but I think it will all be fine.

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