2k Urethane Sink Back?

torodurham

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Does anyone have issues with 2 k urethane sinking back on porous woods like mahogany?
I thought there was very little to no wait time to sand and buff urethane, but I now wait 2 to 3 weeks before wet sanding and buff as I get grain showing thru after several months after...and yes I fill the grain using aqua coat...which to me never really fills...better but not glassy smooth after 5 to 6 coats and scuffing back between.
 

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I treat it just like lacquer...I let it hang for months.

We tend to apply these finishes much thicker than intended.

There is a buttload of trapped gases in the film.

It takes time to evaporate.

Automotive refinishers do not have that issue.

Their films are MUCH thinner.

May I suggest not applying the clear until the pores are COMPLETELY filled and dried. It is difficult, and not best practice, to try to do "body work" with the clear.

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It absolutely shrinks back. If you want no shrink, use a polyester base coat first. I just tried it for the first time. Amazing. STINKS A LOT, though. But amazing grain fill, sands beautifully. Simtec 28X50 polyester "Easy Sanding Sealer."
 




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