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Old 04-07-2014, 03:45 PM
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Rented a con saw and cut the counter out last Saturday. What a horrible job using a con saw!!.
Think that's fun, cut in a 3000sqft flagstone patio for 8 hours. Now that's fun.
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Just repoured yesterday. Floated, then when it was starting to go off, trowelled. Much smoother surface to work with! Can't wait to polish.

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Hey RichC how about some pics?
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I will definitely post some. This is going to be a thing of beauty!
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Just realized I forgot to oil the shutter!!!! Damn! Any suggestions as to the best way to remove the timber and avoid damage?
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Tscarborough and Deejay oh, can you tell me more about the slurry? Is it just Portland and latex additive or should it include water? And sand? I'm considering using it before I start to grind. Should I trowel it in or what should I do?
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Tscarborough and Deejay oh, can you tell me more about the slurry? Is it just Portland and latex additive or should it include water? And sand? I'm considering using it before I start to grind. Should I trowel it in or what should I do?
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I used just portland and latex, a little bit of color (though the bug holes end up looking like aggregate). Tip I found somewhere was to put it on after you got to ~800 grit, as more holes magically appear as you start to abrade the surface. Use the 800 grit polishing pad at a slow speed to force the slurry into the bug holes. That seemed to work pretty well for me. I never notice anything that I missed.
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So today I made up a wet mix and rubbed it into any imperfections with an old T-shirt. Finish is quite good now. Can't wait to start grinding
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:23 AM
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And some pictures! I'm fairly happy with the finish now. Will more than likely end up working in the slurry at 800grit as you guys recommended.
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