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Sandstone treatment [message #66435] Fri, 19 April 2013 14:50 UTC Go to next message
avatar ssegal0  is currently offline ssegal0
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I recently uploaded my first piece and will be receiving it in a couple of weeks. My main concern is that the full color sandstone is fragile. I am worried about chipping or breakage. Do you guys use any products such as a polyurethane spray or paint to strengthen the sandstone? My piece is a 1.5 inch character and i'm not too sure how fragile it will turn out.

Any suggestions or ideas would be really appreciated.

Thanks,

Steve
Re: Sandstone treatment [message #66436 is a reply to message #66435 ] Fri, 19 April 2013 14:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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The pieces are sealed with a super glue like material. This makes it stronger than a raw piece, but still fairly fragile.


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Re: Sandstone treatment [message #66442 is a reply to message #66436 ] Fri, 19 April 2013 15:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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Yeah, normal handling is okay, but if you drop it onto something hard it could chip or break. Treat it like a coffee mug and you should be okay.


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Re: Sandstone treatment [message #66448 is a reply to message #66442 ] Fri, 19 April 2013 16:33 UTC Go to previous message
avatar ssegal0  is currently offline ssegal0
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Thanks for the responses. It will be used as a card protector on a poker table which is a soft felt table so feel like I won't have to reinforce the piece especially if it already has superglue substance on outside.

 
   
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