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Sanding Sealer

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Just received some lure blanks today, so I got one ready to paint. I put a coat of Minn Wax on one, and the bubbles were thick, on the top of the lure. I guess my question is, If the lure body is still carrying moisture, will the sealer hold it in, and will this cause trouble? Thanks Doug

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Bubbles occur when a sealer soaks into wood end grain. Sand out any rough areas with fine sandpaper after it dries and apply another coat. More bubbles usually won't occur because the end grain is now sealed. Sand just enough to smooth out any rough surface; you don't want to get down to raw wood again. Solvent based sealers usually work faster because they don't raise grain themselves. Water based sealers contain, ta da! water! - which raises wood grain. They also work but typically require more sanding and more coats than solvent based products.

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Bubbles occur when a sealer soaks into wood end grain. Sand out any rough areas with fine sandpaper after it dries and apply another coat. More bubbles usually won't occur because the end grain is now sealed. Sand just enough to smooth out any rough surface; you don't want to get down to raw wood again. Solvent based sealers usually work faster because they don't raise grain themselves. Water based sealers contain, ta da! water! - which raises wood grain. They also work but typically require more sanding and more coats than solvent based products.

Thanks BobP, I thought I was OK, justwanted to check. Thanks Doug

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