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    Arm-A-Seal not drying

    Decided to give Arm a Seal a try and I am not liking the outcome. The second coat is still tacky after 12 hours. Shop was warm (60) all night, humidity is low, wood stove takes care of that. This coat just won't flash off. I need to finish this up today. It's for the shop so I was only going 3 coats. Looks like 2 and good. Any hints to speed this up?

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    you should know the rule that when you need to have something done today it wont be if you can put it aside in a warmer climate it may make it but 60 degrees is on the low side for varnish or poly drying. you can get lacquer to go off in that temp but the others need alittle more time in the cooler climates..
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    Don't be so cheap Steve, open the damper, put a couple more logs on the fire and get that there shop to 90, it'll flash and dry right!!!! I know with the weather we have had that 60 feels downright springlike, but that there finish don't know that!!
    Jon

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    Jonathan, damper is open and box is full. Now lets see what happens. If you see a mushroom cloud from down south, it's just me

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    80 for the shop temp did the trick. Little warm, but it worked.

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    We need a smiley face that blows on his knuckles and rubs them across his chest!!!!! Wood heat, don't 'cha love it!!!!
    Jon

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