Spilled acetone on desk


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Old 05-02-20, 07:07 AM
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Spilled acetone on desk

Can you see the this? The light patch. Spilled acetone and ruined finish. What do you suggest without redoing the whole desk. Is it possible to blend new poly over it to kind of match?


 
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Old 05-02-20, 07:42 AM
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Lightly sand with 220 grit... especially on the edges. Poly doesnt blend perfectly. Lacquer might be better.
 
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Old 05-02-20, 11:47 AM
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I'd sand the entire top, spot 'prime' the affected area with poly, sand lightly when dry and recoat the entire top.
 
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Old 05-02-20, 01:05 PM
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Spilled acetone and ruined finish.
OK, i'll ask the most obvious question.

Why did you have a container of acetone open that it was accidentally spilled on the desk?
 
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Old 05-02-20, 01:18 PM
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Try some car wax...........
 
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Old 05-02-20, 03:39 PM
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OK Marq.

I knew somebody was going to ask.

1st. I'm lazy!

2nd I was putting a coat of acetone on a 3D print. It tends to harden the shell and hold weak spots.
I said I'll be real carful. But nobody expects the unexpected. Now I put a pad or paper towel under my work. Still too lazy to do it over the sink. Think I'll learn? Probably not. Surprisingly my wife did not explode, but just kind of shook her head and walked away.
 
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Old 05-02-20, 03:45 PM
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Car wax will repel any future attempt to finish the surface, causing it to fisheye.
 
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Old 05-02-20, 04:28 PM
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I think I'll follow X's advice. Remember, I'm lazy and that seem like the easier path. LOL
Marksr, your advise is better but I really don't want to go through all that trouble. Besides this desk is very much a work desk that sees a lot of punishment. Doesn't need to be perfect. Maybe I won't do anything. It doesn't really affect anything other than looks and for the most part it's usually covered.
 
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Old 05-02-20, 04:32 PM
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Keep in mind that lacquer is usually best sprayed. If you want to use poly, that's fine, you will probably want to do what mark said and put a coat on the repair and then one on the whole top. One coat of poly wont cover. Lacquer dries fast so you can put multiple coats on within a few hours.
 
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Old 05-02-20, 04:35 PM
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Hmmm...had to add extra work huh? LOL
 
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Old 05-02-20, 04:39 PM
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If you try doing just the spot, you will see it in the sheen. The wife will take one look at it and walk away. Again. Lol
 
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I would add that besides wax causing any future poly coat to not adhere well, I doubt it will fix anything as it looks like pretty much all the finish is missing on that section.
 
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Please give the brand and name of the car wax you guys are using.
Sounds like it is permanent and cannot be removed.
I want to start using that on my vehicle.

Buy a desk pad and the damage will disappear.
 
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Old 05-03-20, 06:02 AM
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manden, the problem with wax on wood is unlike metal there is grain for the wax to get into. It also doesn't get washed as aggressively as your car does.
 
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Old 05-03-20, 10:39 AM
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I rescind the wax idea.

I downloaded the picture and blew it up.
The upper left area looks like the finish is actually blistering so wax will not hide this.
 
 

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