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Rite I did the first coat looked good. Left it longer than the suggested time on the back of the tin to be on the safe side, put the second coat on this evening and I have just been out to check it and there are some ripples in it.  The coat that I put on this evening was a thin coat so it can of happened because I put it on to thick.

Has anyone got any idea why this has happened and what can I do to rectify it???????????????

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Did you sand it all after you put on the first coat?
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yeah. light sanding. what am I doing wrong????

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Did you sand it till it was completely flat? Normally takes fookin ages!

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yep completly flat on raises or bumps, to say i'm a little peeved is an understatement. I'm trying to get it ready so that I can have a bash at the tiger trophy.  And it still has all of the adjustable rigging to do. not sure if I will make it.
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Originally posted by Olly4088

I have just been out to check it and there are some ripples in it.



Does it look a bit like the texture of an orange? If so, it has probably dried too quickly. Another cause could be if the surface is on an angle and the varnish has slid down as it was setting. If it is the latter, you need to work from the lower edges and brush upwards checking for runs as you go.

If you are using a roller make sure that it is not dragging or if you are using a brush keep it loaded and don't try to brush it out too much.

Use a block and a rougher sandpaper to remove the the ripples, say about 400 grit.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Olly4088 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan 06 at 11:39am

If I did the varnishing on sunday when should I sand it down and apply the other coat??????

 

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