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Re: Perfection Plus
While no one seemed to be familiar with this product, I'll give an update.
First, I sanded down the Bristol Finish to near nothing. I left the color, but zero gloss, as the Perfections Plus is simply clear. The prepared teak just appeared like a satin stain.
Then I applied the first coat of PP, thinned about 10% with brush thinner. It seemed to separate like a golf ball surface. Sort of like it was being rejected by the teak. However, it is a two part varnish and specifically says it is compatible over top of other two part varnishes, which is what Bristol Finish is.
I decided to see whether additional coats would smooth out the surface. I did not thin the second coat, thinking it may fill the holes. Mistake. While it says it can be applied without thinner, I ended up with millions of tiny air bubbles.
Had to sand it all off.
I thought, however, with a good compatible base now, the PP would adhere without the golf ball surfacing. Nope. Exact same result. I decided to press forward and see if more coats would fill and they are slowly reducing these pock marks. I have three coats on now and I'm afraid it is going to take a dozen to smooth it out.
My plan was also to wet sand the final coat and buff. Now I've read somewhere that PP may not take well to buffing.
This is turning into a fiasco. I may be stripping it all down again. (btw, there is no know chemical stripper that will attack this finish. It must be sanded)
I really liked Bristol Finish and hope someone starts making it again!!!! While they both give off some serious VOCs, the PP is practically chemical warfare. Says it is the hardest finish on the planet and I believe it. Could be because it kills anyone within 5 feet of it.
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