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#1 posted 07-22-2019 04:00 PM

“Finishing then immediately shipping a project” This is a recipe for the greatest probability the item will arrive with flaws, if not outright ruination to the finish.

The stuff I use all has a cure time of around 2 months. As John stated right off inside a truck it can easily reach 120* in the Summer, and that can make some finishes practically liquid again. Soft for sure, and if pressure is added, then all kinds of misadventure awaits.

If you ever worked on a truck loading dock, you can/will understand this tumbling inside the truck is NOT a rare occurrence.

If forced to ship soon after completion. I would first look for something with a shorter cure time, and I would double pack, meaning pack the item securely, up to and including a wooden frame, and then pack that inside another bomb proof wooden frame, and post THIS SIDE UP ^ on every surface that should face up, I also would put do NOT crush all over it. I would insure it for full replacement, and ship next day air.

Huge cost, but much less handling, simply because it moves too fast to get touched too often.

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