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Re: ouch! spilled 91% isopropyl alcohol on dresser

Posted By: James Schooley (0-2pool241-240.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 5/15/4 20:14

In Response To: ouch! spilled 91% isopropyl alcohol on dresser top (dennis)

first of all don't touch a spill like this, let it dry, use a hair dryer but the damage will be almost undetectable if left alone. Ok so you didn't need to hear that but others are watching, so..

You will need to clean very throughly with paint thinner, till the finish is free from wax and dirt. Keep wiping with a paper towel till no film shows on the towel and your fingers squeek when rubbed on the finish. Lightly sand with 320 grit wet dry sand paper and some paint thinner to speed up the process, wrap the paper around a small flat block of wood to level the rough area. Get a cpray can od lacquer sealer and start filling and, when dry, sanding over the damaged area. When all the voids are level with the rest of the finish you can use a deft lacquer with the proper sheen to recoat the entire top. Two to three coats should do, light sand between coats, always work in the direction of the grain. allow to dry, buff with 0000 steel wool if needed, and be shure to mask off the lower parts to avoid over spray. We don't want to be hearing about how the top looks great except now...

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