I've been using the Hafele wire-type drying racks for about a year, and keep having a nagging problem with the racks leaving streaks on stained parts. This is not the old problem of film finishes sticking to accumulated lacquer on the rack -- I get around that by cleaning the racks and, if I'm in a big hurry, by placing cardboard sheets on the rack under each workpiece. Rather, this is a situation where parts are stained, placed on the rack overnight, and next day I have these obnoxious, light-colored streaks where the piece was in contact with the rack. It's as if the color didn't absorb in those areas. Same result with both penetrating stains and dyes. I know someone must have run into this before -- searched the archives, but nothing out there on this specific issue. What gives?
I have the same rack. I fought the same problem a long time.
Now I fully finish the backs (being aware of the edges but not worrying with finishing them) without touching the front before flipping, then fully finish the fronts and four edges-no more light streaks.
You can use a steel cable with turn buckels at each end to make it taut. Then screw eye hooks into the screw holes of the doors and hang them to dry using stiff rubber bungee cords. We use this method to spray them too. Fastcap makes these for those who use the 32mm drilling in where a typical 5/8" hinge screw woud go,
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