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is there a way to repair 2k poly?1/19
without reshooting the entire piece?
we built a bench seat for a mudroom and the jackass plumber (not all are idiots) scratched up the surface pretty good. the seat has cabinetry installed directly on top of it so it is less than ideal to remover the piece and bring it back to the shop.
is there really any way to make this look semi-good again? i'm sure a reasonable effort at repair would be accepted but i'm not sure where to begin. sheen is a satin and wood is walnut.
Can you sand and buff out? 2K is gonna be hard to repair.
Make sure you back charge the plumber. Make sure it hurts.
i've not ever tried to rub a piece out because we would just reshoot it before it leaves the shop. i'd do the same here but there really isn't a way to remove it easily.
what's the procedure for rubbing a piece out to a satin sheen? the finish is a partial grain fill so is this even an option with it not being a full fill finish?
any suggestions are welcome.
Well, if the pc isn't removable you don't have much of a choice.
Rubbing out to a satin sheen is a challenge as the sheen always increases with polishing.
I'd start out by using an 800 Abranet mesh and take off the whole surface including the scratched area. I'd then switch over to 1000 Abralon and then go to 2000. Then switch over to a cutting compound with a wool pad. That should leave you around satin.
The open grain may be an issue.
Other option is just scuff it up at 320 grit and mix up a batch of the 2K with a lot of retarder and brush it on. I only know MLC Polarion, and I know loaded up with the retarder I can use it with a brush.
It'll stink like hell, but it'll get the job done.
Otherwise scuff and put an oil based poly on it.
any chance of doing a spot rub out, or am i forced to rub out the entire piece (total piece is 10' long)?
Almost zero chance you can do a spot rub out.
How big is the seat? If it is just the surface of the bench and it isn't too big you could just scuff sand and respray using a Preval sprayer. That way you could use the same finish as the rest of the seat.