U-POL UP2001 Fish Eye Eliminator
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U-POL UP2001 Fish Eye Eliminator

has any one tried using this in oil base polyurethane ?
I called CS and they said they don't know if it will work. I don't want to buy a bottle and find it doesn't work.
I like using Fisheye preventer on problem furniture due to silicone.
The product I had I bought 45 years a go and worked great in lacquer and polyurethane. Couple drips in a quart is all I needed, the company is no longer in business. bottle is almost empty.
Any suggestions?
Thanks Don
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  Re: U-POL UP2001 Fish Eye Eliminator by Woodshop (U-POL UP2001 Fish Ey...)
I can't tell you about U-Pol's fish eye product but I do know it (or other similar products) is used in body shops. Some painters put it in their paint even though they are voiding the paint warranty. Generally it's used in automotive clear-coats. I use it. I put a drop, 2 drops at most in 8 oz of clear-coat.

U-Pol isn't highly regarded in the body-shop industry. More of a DIY product line.

Fisheye eliminator is silicone in another "carrier" liquid. The liquid is generally some sort of a low VOC solvent. The silicone breaks the surface tension on the sprayed clear coat allowing it to flow over the contaminants that cause fish eye. Too much and it will cause the clear-coat to run. Still, the key to eliminating fisheye is to make sure you have a clean, dust free surface prior to spraying.
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  Re: RE: U-POL UP2001 Fish Eye Eliminator by Snipe Hunter (I can't tell you abo...)
(10-12-2017, 08:15 AM)Snipe Hunter Wrote: I can't tell you about U-Pol's fish eye product but I do know it (or other similar products) is used in body shops. Some painters put it in their paint even though they are voiding the paint warranty. Generally it's used in automotive clear-coats. I use it. I put a drop, 2 drops at most in 8 oz of clear-coat.

U-Pol isn't highly regarded in the body-shop industry. More of a DIY product line.

Fisheye eliminator is silicone in another "carrier" liquid. The liquid is generally some sort of a low VOC solvent. The silicone breaks the surface tension on the sprayed clear coat allowing it to flow over the contaminants that cause fish eye. Too much and it will cause the clear-coat to run. Still, the key to eliminating fisheye is to make sure you have a clean, dust free surface prior to spraying.

Thanks
what product did you use?
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Don's woodshop
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  Re: U-POL UP2001 Fish Eye Eliminator by Woodshop (U-POL UP2001 Fish Ey...)
I use an RM and a Glasurite product. They're probably the same thing. Both are BASF paint lines. I typically use the same brand as tbe clear-coat, that way I have a warranty. I don't know if the stuff I use is any better than the U-Pol.
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Experience comes from poor judgement.

Neil Summers Home Inspections
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  Re: U-POL UP2001 Fish Eye Eliminator by Woodshop (U-POL UP2001 Fish Ey...)
Fish eye eliminator isn't a cure-all. You still need a clean surface. Again, one drop, maybe two at the most, even in a quart.
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Experience comes from poor judgement.

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