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Re: Grain Filler
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2020, 05:33:53 AM »
Gloves not needed.   Most spray with air or wipe with a clean cotton towel after sanding down sealer, before applying finish.  If you wipe with any chemical cleaners you will get a milky look under the finish 
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Re: Grain Filler
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2020, 10:22:41 AM »
What about the MSDS info?

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Re: Grain Filler
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2020, 01:12:07 AM »
I just tried the grain filler from bowman today and did 4 bows at the same time. . It was very simple. No mixing 2 parts or adding catalyst. Just stir and brush on. I waited 30 minutes before sanding. Works very well!!
Wiped em down and immediately started spraying thunderbird.
I don’t know that it would be necessary on all woods but definitely makes a difference on porous woods.
It saves some spraying time and saves a little on  sealer.
So far I’m giving it 2  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
We will see how I like it after another dozen or so bows.
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Re: Grain Filler
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2020, 07:56:02 AM »
So is it pretty easy to sand. I hate a lot of hand sanding.
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Re: Grain Filler
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2020, 08:43:16 AM »
No better or worse than any other sealer.
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Re: Grain Filler
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2020, 09:48:35 AM »
 Crittergetter, I'm starting to think you are the shill here ;) Or maybe your just a nice guy.
I would be interested to try the Thunderbird sealer, but I am not inclined to use any chemical products unless I know the contents and can decide for myself what personal protection I may need.

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Re: Grain Filler
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2020, 11:03:28 AM »
Flem, not sure what a shill is?  :biglaugh:
This is my first time using it and wanted to share my experience.
I treated it just like I do the thunderbird or any other sealer.
Always wear my mask when sanding and have the exhaust fan running to blow the fine dust outside as well as when spraying.
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Re: Grain Filler
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2020, 11:22:27 AM »
Ok , I googled it.

Just to be clear, I have never met or even spoken with Bowman. Not even on the phone. And this is the first time I’ve purchased anything from them. (To the best of my knowledge)
Just sharing my experience....
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Re: Grain Filler
« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2020, 07:05:31 PM »
I used the Tbird filler on a couple Wenge and Zebrawood risers, and it worked great. Wenge takes some doin to fill, but when done it sure finished out beautifully. a lil goes a long way so a quart would do ya for a good long time. Make sure ya got good ventilation, the stuff does get a lil strong. 
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Re: Grain Filler
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2020, 10:28:29 PM »
I got some of the sealer works good and drys fast. But I would just as soon use a gloss epoxy for base coats. I fills pretty good and sprayable. Stay clear after a lot of coats. 320 it and top coat.
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Re: Grain Filler
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2020, 06:52:52 AM »
Another tip using the t-Bird filler.  I apply one spray coat of T-Bird epoxy before applying the filler.  Otherwise some of the color of the riser wood can "bleed" on to the lighter wood in the lams when applying the filler.  This is particularly true with oily woods like cocobolo.  For most woods, I use 1 coat of epoxy, 3 coats of filler, sand, and then 3 coats of epoxy.  Some woods like Wenge require more filler.

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Re: Grain Filler
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2020, 09:36:13 AM »
Another tip using the t-Bird filler.  I apply one spray coat of T-Bird epoxy before applying the filler.  Otherwise some of the color of the riser wood can "bleed" on to the lighter wood in the lams when applying the filler.  This is particularly true with oily woods like cocobolo.  For most woods, I use 1 coat of epoxy, 3 coats of filler, sand, and then 3 coats of epoxy.  Some woods like Wenge require more filler.

I had that happen to me , the E Indian Rosewood bled on to the glass using shellac & pure grain alcohol.
I had to go back with the Alcohol and clean it off, GOOD TIP Horsey :thumbsup:

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