Glue Boost problem

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dpstudios

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Joined
Mar 23, 2005
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267
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New Orleans
So far I've used Glue Boost as a finish on about 10 pens and razor handles.Everything has gone great. Really good product. But yesterday I ran into a problem. I turned a razor handle out of Zircote,sanded to 1500 and applied a coat of Glue Boost thin . It turned completely white. ARRRGGGHHHH!! sanded off and ended up using 4 coats of Pen Plus. My thought is that the oils in the Zircote reacted with the GB . Any other ideas as to what could have caused this would be welcome. Thanks for listening to my gripe.☺
 

leehljp

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Feb 6, 2005
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Tunica, MS,
"White" can appear in two ways: from up under and from on the outer layer. Oh and a third when sanding - causing white sanding dust.
• Up under - the wood is not dry, still green; moisture comes in contact with the CA from up under as it reacts and cures;
• On top - this usually occurs in high humidity (which you have in N.O.) but usually in cooler temps such as low 60°s and below. Looks like Frost on the outside. That can usually be sanded off.
 
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