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Antique Chair Repair Turns Trash to Treasure
An antique chair is easily repaired using
mineral filled casting resin and
1 - Damaged antique chair found at a garage sale.
2 - The small piece of carved wood missing from the top of the chair can quickly be replaced with Smooth-CastŪ 385 mineral filled resin.
3 - Containment walls are made with pieces of modeling clay.
4 - Molding clay is applied along the gap to form containment walls.
5 - The modeling clay is then firmly pressed against a backing board to contain the Smooth-CastŪ 385 liquid resin.
6 - UniversalŪ Release Agent is applied to an acid brush.
7 - The UniversalŪ Release Agent is brushed onto the base board only.
8 - Smooth-CastŪ Part B is measured by weight using a gram scale.
9 - Smooth-CastŪ Part A is measured by weight using a gram scale.
10 - Smooth-CastŪ 385 Part A and Part B are combined.
11 - Thoroughly mix Parts A and B scraping the sides and bottom several times.
12 - Mix A and B until a uniform color is achieved.
13 - Slowly pour the liquid mixture into the void between the clay walls until completely full.
14 - Allow the Smooth-CastŪ 385 to cure a minimum of 2 hours before removing the clay walls.
15 - A tool may be need to remove clay from the inside surfaces.
16 - The cured Smooth-CastŪ 385 is sanded to match the contours of the carved chair.
17 - Smooth-CastŪ 385 is completely bonded to the wood and ready to finish.
18 - Gold Leaf is applied to the Smooth-CastŪ 385 resin to match existing chair finish.
19 - Once the Gold Leafing is complete, a patina is applied to match the existing finish.
20 - The repaired area perfectly matches the existing chair.
21 - From start to finish, the repair was completed in four hours.
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