Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Belgrave
    Posts
    25

    Default 2 pac panels need to be recut.

    putting in some wall panels for a job for a builder. I was given the sizes, but they are out. In a few panels I have to take up to 10mm off on some sides.

    Its 16mm mdf painted semi gloss 2 pac and the edges are just broken with light sanding, along with the paint. Pretty square edges, but the client doesn't want to see sharp cut line finished with the 3mm of caulking, or any bumping into another panel.

    2 pac paint shop is closed for business this side of christmas now. The client is very picky. Is there any solution. I'm not sure if there is another type of non 2pac paint I can use in my workshop to combine and just paint up the side and blend in the corner. Is there? Or am I in trouble here?

    If I break the edge it will show the brown mdf, and if I can't get a decent pain blend into the 2pac, I think that would be a disaster for me.

    Anyone had this prob and solved it?

  2. # ADS
    Google Adsense Advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many





     
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Melbourne
    Age
    28
    Posts
    4,200

    Default

    Short of finding another place to re-spray them, I think you might be up the creek. If it were gloss you might have been able to paint them and buff the edges with auto polish to blend the surfaces, but you can't touch up semi gloss like that.

    Assuming the trimmed edges are in corners that are getting caulked, can you make the caulk line a little bigger or trim a little less off so the caulking totally covers it? Or is it the gaps between panels that are being caulked?

    This is why we never trust measurements from other people

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Belgrave
    Posts
    25

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by elanjacobs View Post
    Short of finding another place to re-spray them, I think you might be up the creek. If it were gloss you might have been able to paint them and buff the edges with auto polish to blend the surfaces, but you can't touch up semi gloss like that.

    Assuming the trimmed edges are in corners that are getting caulked, can you make the caulk line a little bigger or trim a little less off so the caulking totally covers it? Or is it the gaps between panels that are being caulked?

    This is why we never trust measurements from other people
    That was the contract: supply only. But yes, you are right.

    Some of the pieces butt into each other as well, so repainting is a must. Or we wait for the architect to come past and most probably reject them.

    So there is no non 2pac paint that can touch up such a situation? I was worried about a reaction, or that it would just come off as crap looking.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Melbourne
    Age
    28
    Posts
    4,200

    Default

    You can match the colour, but I don't think you'll be able to match the semi gloss texture without spraying it; on an internal corner you might get away with it . A reaction is unlikely, cured 2-pack paints are pretty tough.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    bilpin
    Posts
    2,478

    Default

    I agree with Elan, There isn't much that will blend in with 2 pack. Even two pack. You will be looking at a respray to make a job of it. Sounds like it should be the builders problem if he gave you dud measurements.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    used to live in Sydney, now it's Canada
    Age
    63
    Posts
    10,348

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Brendon5374 View Post
    That was the contract: supply only. But yes, you are right.

    Some of the pieces butt into each other as well, so repainting is a must. Or we wait for the architect to come past and most probably reject them.

    So there is no non 2pac paint that can touch up such a situation? I was worried about a reaction, or that it would just come off as crap looking.
    If your contract was supply only -- be sure you make it very clear that the problem is someone else's. Even if the panels are the wrong size, if it is contractually clear that the measurements were not your responsibility -- you were contracted to make three 732 x 2108 panels, and you have -- you are still entitled to be fully paid, and under many contracts, you are also entitled to be paid to make replacement panels.

    A decision to cut the panels down to the correct size and attempt a paint match is not yours to make. You might do the work but it would be under the direction of the person how contracted you to make the panels. And you should be compensated for doing so, even if the compensation is not much more than a nominal amount.

    To be clear, you have performed your part of the contract. Therefore you are entitled to 100% payment.
    regards from Canada

    ian

Similar Threads

  1. Lid panels
    By Treecycle in forum BOX MAKING
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 31st Jul 2018, 01:09 PM
  2. Warped Panels
    By Luke Maddux in forum WOODWORK - GENERAL
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 14th Jul 2015, 11:38 PM
  3. makeing a recut caridge/vertival bandsaw
    By eli szoko in forum SMALL TIMBER MILLING
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 17th Oct 2011, 09:12 PM
  4. Squaring up panels?
    By rhancock in forum WOODWORK - GENERAL
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 1st Aug 2008, 06:40 PM
  5. Jig for crotch top panels
    By mat in forum BOX MAKING
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10th Apr 2008, 09:09 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •