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Marbling/sanding epoxy
Posted by: Zach Moore (---.kya.res.rr.com)
Date: November 11, 2017 08:57AM

So I recently built my first two rods and they turned out pretty well. I had marbled various sections of the rods and on some of the larger sections of marbling are still not perfectly smooth as I would like even after a few additional coats of epoxy. I am able to wet sand these areas and work up to a high enough grit where I will not loose the luster of the epoxy? Or do I have to sand these sections and then apply another coat of epoxy?

Thanks for any advice it is much appreciated!

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Re: Marbling/sanding epoxy
Posted by: Donald La Mar (---.lightspeed.lsvlky.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 11, 2017 10:18AM

Zach

Have not messed up marbling finish - yet - but have messed up more than my share of inscription finish. To correct, I sanded the "hills", applied finish, then repeated the process as needed. You will essentially be removing the hill tops while filling in the valleys.

Expect the epoxy hills you sand to appear milk white while the valleys remain clear. Don't panic as the hill tops will clear when a new coat of finish is applied.

Clean the epoxy dust from sanding using compressed air then painters tape.

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Re: Marbling/sanding epoxy
Posted by: Zach Moore (---.kya.res.rr.com)
Date: November 12, 2017 04:41PM

I will give that a try! Thanks for the help!

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Re: Marbling/sanding epoxy
Posted by: Grant Darby (---.wavecable.com)
Date: November 12, 2017 08:16PM

And use a sanding block

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Re: Marbling/sanding epoxy
Posted by: Zach Moore (---.kya.res.rr.com)
Date: November 13, 2017 01:50PM

Is there a certain grit that you guys would start/finish with?

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Re: Marbling/sanding epoxy
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: November 13, 2017 02:24PM

I start with 320. If it is too fine or too coarse, I will adjust accordingly.

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Re: Marbling/sanding epoxy
Posted by: Grant Darby (---.wavecable.com)
Date: November 13, 2017 08:36PM

Even 220 will work, just use light pressure on the block. You might play it safe and put on a third coat before sanding. Once you start, it's easy to see the highs and lows.

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Re: Marbling/sanding epoxy
Posted by: Glenn McMurrian (104.140.17.---)
Date: November 17, 2017 12:24AM

Like Grant Says even a 220 grit will work as the new epoxy will fill in any ruff scratches just be sure to clean and wipe your job down before putting on the new epoxy and all will be good.

Glenn McMurrian

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