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  • Keep the spray paint and polyurethane SEPERATED! :)

    You ever work long and hard on a project and when it's finished you go

    "Man, that feels good...to have it done...FINALLY!"

    Well about 6 months ago I had a portrait to do for a lady who wanted me to cut two of the same pic. To save me some time, of course, I stacked the ply times 2 and began working. About 4 or 5 hours later I was done...finally.

    I laid the two pieces out and took the can of polyurethane and gave the first one a nice coat. I layed the can back up on the bench and inspected the piece a little. Satisfied, I moved it under the lamp to dry. I returned to the second piece, took the can of polyurethane, sprayed...OH MY GOD!!!! It was not the polyurethane but a can of BLACK spray paint that was sitting next to it....

    It was too late...the paint had already began to bleed into the piece and despite my best efforts there was no getting it out.

    I had to do it over...so much for saving time.

    So...moral of the story? Know what's in that can before you press the trigger...lol. Ever since then I always spray on a scrap piece even if I know the can I hold is the right one.

    Ah well, lesson learned.
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    A Lesson Learned The Hard Way

    Kerry,

    Welcome to the club... It was only a warning to remind you, it can happen again, and changes are that it will.

    You can try making sure that there are no other cans next to the pieces you are spraying, only the "one" can you are using.

    Good Luck

    Think Twice, Finish Once...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mac
      Think Twice, Finish Once...
      Ha ha...I love that Mac.

      Great website by the way.
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      • #4
        I've never managed to mix up polyurethane and paint - but have discovered that spray paint is not a substitute for 3M adhesive - duh!
        Ian

        Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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        • #5
          Whew I don't feel bad now. The other day I cut one and had it stained. I went to spray the poly. I gave it 2 coats and then decided to wait until morning to finish it up.
          The next morning I needed to move it only to find I could not budge it. I tried and tried with no success. This really puzzled me. I decided to grab a smoke and try to figure out what I did wrong. As I set there really dumbfounded I noticed my Poly was in the spot for my spray glue. I went back to my project and sure enough my glue was sitting by it.

          I still haven't got it removed. LOL

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          • #6
            Bonded glue..

            Try vinegar...it dissolves glues...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mac
              Try vinegar...it dissolves glues...
              Does it dissolve glue once the glue spray has hardened, Mac? Just curious ..
              Ian

              Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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              • #8
                Yesterday, I posted a question regarding removing adhesive from Corian. It was suggested to use denatured alcohol, but before going out to buy some of it, I decided to try the vinegar. It was a terrific suggestion! It took off the adhesive that was dried on for more than a week. I didn't have to put much effort into it either. The adhesive just came off very easily. Thanks for the suggestion! Although, in Steve's case, I don't know what is going to work since he needs to unglue a large quantity of dried glue. I'd still give the vinegar a try. It won't hurt.
                Mia

                We are the music makers.
                We are the dreamers of dreams.


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                • #9
                  Glues

                  Vinegar works on most of the hide glues, many of the other glues will dissolve in toluene (toluol), if you can't get that solvent, then you can use "goof off" its the same solvent. It also will remove dry paint. (as always, do a test)

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                  • #10
                    Mia,

                    Corian, is usally glued with CA glue (crazy glue) are you sure the pieces of Corian was not glue with another glue, I would be surprised if vinegar would dissolve the CA glue.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mac
                      Mia,

                      Corian, is usally glued with CA glue (crazy glue) are you sure the pieces of Corian was not glue with another glue, I would be surprised if vinegar would dissolve the CA glue.
                      No, I'm talking about the adhesive used to glue the pattern on before cutting. The base was glued with CA after it was completed and none of the CA got onto the face of the work. So, I used the vinegar to remove the residue adhesive left from taking the pattern off.
                      Mia

                      We are the music makers.
                      We are the dreamers of dreams.


                      Easy scrollin' with a DW788

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                      • #12
                        Vinegar?

                        Mia,

                        I misunderstood you, and I actually went and did a test on the CA glue with the vinegar, it did not work, as I did not think it would.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Spraying paint instead of clear poly

                          Hey Kerry :
                          That was really a minor mishap. Years ago, when Louise and I were still operating our leather shop in Pigeon Forge, TN, I had made a number of belts with diamond back rattler skins glued on and with laced edges. I used a clear spray on them and it was fine. Later, I found a belt that I had missed spraying, so I politely proceeded to spray it with metalic silver. That was a rather expensive boo-boo for me. You can figure out what I said and how far I threw that belt and that can of silver paint.
                          Best regards, Walt Rollison.
                          Scrolling with a DW788
                          As long as you know you're green, you grow but when you think you're ripe you begin to rotten.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Litlhof
                            You can figure out what I said and how far I threw that belt and that can of silver paint.
                            LOL...thanks for the chuckle Walt. Yes, THAT, was probably a bigger boo boo than what I did...it must have sucked big time.
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