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Protecting window panes

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by MrsT, 3 Jun 2011.

  1. misterhelpful

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    joe,

    You have just confirmed my point. I always use 120 grit followed by 180 or 240 before applying any paint. On occasion I will use 300 grit, which has always been more than fine enough to produce a glass smooth finish.

    I basically told Mrs T that 240 is suitable for her needs (just providing a key) and that there is no need to go so fine as 400 and you both jumped down my throat.
     
  2. joe-90

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    I agree with you.
     
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  3. TheDec

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    Well you would be both wrong, although it does not come as any suprise.

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    So you apply any paint system starting with 120 and then followed by 180 to 240 and even indeed on occasion 300. You must indeed prefer to apply any paint system to a surface of which the paint will probably fail to bond with.

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  5. joe-90

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    It's you that's wrong. Give us the science behind your answer, please.
     
  6. TheDec

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    It's not a question of science just the correct method.

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  7. joe-90

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    Every method is about science - that's why it is called a method.

    You can't bear being wrong can you?
     
  8. TheDec

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    If thats what you think.

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  9. joe-90

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    We do.
     
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    Fair enough.
     
  11. joe-90

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    Well just watch it next time, mate. :p :p
     
  12. MrsT

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    Well I'm sorry for causing such a dispute but wwe managed to get the woodwork finished today after all the rain that did come on the weekend. I have to say that the sandpaper we used did work fine and there are no scratches to speak of that we can see, so thank-you to those who said it was allright which was reassuriing. I'm sure the other sandpaper would have worked too.
    Perhaps I had better not ask any more silly questions for a little while so as not to cause arguments and we don't have lots more work to do around the house anyway, only the spare room.
    Thank-you
    Maggie
     
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