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Forum topic by onglueme posted 08-08-2020 03:03 AM 304 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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onglueme

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08-08-2020 03:03 AM

Hello,

Curious if anyone has had the experience with Rubio raw wood cleaner. I am somewhat liking the look of Rubio monocoat (more than one coat though) but I am curious if there is any advantage shelling out for the raw wood cleaner that they offer or is it over-glorified mineral spirits?

Thanks in advance.
Larry


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#1 posted 08-08-2020 03:28 AM

Cleaner? I’m no big city lawyer, but i just sand raw wood until its clean. Unlesss you are trying to bleach wood?

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#2 posted 08-08-2020 03:33 AM



Cleaner? I’m no big city lawyer, but i just sand raw wood until its clean. Unlesss you are trying to bleach wood?

- SMP

Hey, I didn’t mix it. They are suggesting to use it prior to applying the monocoat and I just want to know if there is any merit.

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#3 posted 08-08-2020 04:14 AM

well a good wood cleaner will remove stains.mildew and the graying wood has takin over many years.yeah you can sand it out if you want to and remove a good amount of wood and spend the time to do what a good wood cleaner will do. research it and decide for yourself.you dont need a “lawyer”-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 08-08-2020 04:31 AM



well a good wood cleaner will remove stains.mildew and the graying wood has takin over many years.yeah you can sand it out if you want to and remove a good amount of wood and spend the time to do what a good wood cleaner will do. research it and decide for yourself.you dont need a “lawyer”-lol.

- pottz


Thanks for letting me know what a good wood cleaner does.

You know, I am not an experienced wood worker, as a matter of fact I am just starting out. If you are saying this forum is not welcoming to newbies where I can ask for advice about things that maybe second nature to some, then just say so and I will take my “research” elsewhere.

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#5 posted 08-08-2020 04:43 AM


well a good wood cleaner will remove stains.mildew and the graying wood has takin over many years.yeah you can sand it out if you want to and remove a good amount of wood and spend the time to do what a good wood cleaner will do. research it and decide for yourself.you dont need a “lawyer”-lol.

- pottz

Thanks for letting me know what a good wood cleaner does.

You know, I am not an experienced wood worker, as a matter of fact I am just starting out. If you are saying this forum is not welcoming to newbies where I can ask for advice about things that maybe second nature to some, then just say so and I will take my “research” elsewhere.

- onglueme


who gave that impressiion ? this forum is all about helping each other learn and grow our wood working knowledge and skills,that’s why after being involved in wood working for about 50 years i came here,to learn and expand my skill base.you came to the right place to learn,if anyone gives you a problem come too me and i will help you get where you need to be.youve been here for a couple years so your not a new kid too the b-s that goes on here,well im no bull [email protected]#ter so call me if you need help.if i cant help ive got friends that will.peace.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 08-08-2020 04:55 AM

I’m not sure why this escalated, but I know pottz well, and he’s a great guy who loves to help out anyone, regardless of their level of experience.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#7 posted 08-08-2020 05:02 AM



I m not sure why this escalated, but I know pottz well, and he s a great guy who loves to help out anyone, regardless of their level of experience.

- Rich


thank you my friend,and this is what good friends do for each other here onglueme.we help each other any way we can or we’ll find someone that can.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#8 posted 08-08-2020 03:35 PM

Thank you for the clarification. Let us put the above behind us. I look up to many people here that make beautiful things and I am hoping to make some of there things as I gain more knowledge and experience. My only disadvantage is living in NYC where shop space is hard to come by but I am trying to make it work. I am working on a coffee table out of Peruvian walnut. It a very dark wood and I am trying to bring out its beauty and I just wanted to know if its worth spending $60 for the Rubio raw wood cleaner before applying the monocoat pure or can/should i use something cheaper?

I’ve also read about water popping before while changing sanding grit.

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