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Old 11-12-2007, 08:36 AM
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Default No Butcher or Wax Paper, Now what?

Help,

I've been using plastic to cover my workpieces before weighing them down. The problem is small air pockets are trapping under the plastic and making marks on the part.

I thought, sure I go buy some butcher paper.

WRONG.

Butchers don't use butcher paper here, they put the meat in plastic. Australians call plain newsprint butcher paper, but it doesn't have any coating.

Then I thought, I'll revert back to wax paper.

Wrong again.

I can't track down Wax paper in large enough rolls to make it cost feasable.

SUGGESTIONS???
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:12 AM
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Default Re: No Butcher or Wax Paper, Now what?

mmm, we wrapped boards in plastic and placed on top with weight - worked well

4 mil plastic locally would also work, just don't use the fold

althou we used wax paper in the beginning - don't like it out of principal - wax is what we use to protect screws and the like from epoxy, don't like putting it where we will want adhesion later on

not much weight is needed to keep the part from buckling as it cures
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:58 PM
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Default Re: No Butcher or Wax Paper, Now what?

ask at the bakers, or find someone who makes candles.

thick paper sprayed with Armor-All (which is silicone), then dried??

freezer paper ?

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Old 11-12-2007, 03:11 PM
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Default Re: No Butcher or Wax Paper, Now what?

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thick paper sprayed with Armor-All (which is silicone), then dried??
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:05 AM
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Default Re: No Butcher or Wax Paper, Now what?

Got your email Drew, but I'm at work now and don't have it...

From the hazy memory of my only layup Andrew used plastic of some kind, but I don't remember what. You can get sheet plastic from the hardware warehouses, for dampcourse under concrete & gardening etc. It sounds like the '4 mil' stuff others here speak of, but usually is black or orange, and has the dreaded fold. Would be ok for the bench but useless for 'poor mans peel ply'.

Have seen plastic coated paper on a roll for parties, but looking at the Lombards site (paper party shite specialists) they only show plastic. I've seen it too and expect it would do the job. Its thin but reasonably stiff and doesn't crease easily, but a bit pricey at $27 for a 30M roll, 1.2M wide. Funky colors also.

http://www.lombard.com.au/store/list...Categ ory=188
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:39 PM
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Default Re: No Butcher or Wax Paper, Now what?

If you have a costco near you they carry freezer paper (18 inches wide) that is coated on one side in huge rolls. You might try that.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:13 AM
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Default Re: No Butcher or Wax Paper, Now what?

I love that paper and have gone through a few rolls - but - I don't think costco has a branch in Australia
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:52 AM
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Default Re: No Butcher or Wax Paper, Now what?

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I've been using plastic to cover my workpieces before weighing them down. The problem is small air pockets are trapping under the plastic and making marks on the part.
Drew, put peel ply between the plastic and the part. Lightly squeegee (I use a gloved hand) to help get the bubbles out from under the peel ply or pat it. Then lay down the plastic and weights. The peel ply seems to help let the last few bubble out and makes a nice finish.
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