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Old 02-16-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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I need a suggestion for a coating that I can apply to my workbench table top. This "workbench" is actually a meatmarket style cutting table. It has a super flat exposed untreated wood surface. I was going to keep the surface as is, for its superior flatness. Perfect for setting up cars...

But now I am realizing that was a pipe dream. Oils and grease and dirt are penitrating into the wood. Whats a good plastic type coating I can put on the wood surface that will repel goop but still keep a super flat surface?


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Old 02-16-2010, 07:31 PM   #2
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I would try to find a clear Plexy glass to cover the whole thing
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I would try to find a clear Plexy glass to cover the whole thing
Hmm good idea but I need a material or top coat that I can beat on without cracking it...
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theres no way you are going to crack plexi glass. i have used it for years and never had a problem
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I bought this white plastic sheet at lowes to level my pool table I think its 1/8 inch think but if you go with thicker plexy it will not break
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that is a sick work area. im jealous lol
but i would try like lacquer and apply slowly with a squeegy so theres no air bubbles and it would be a really thin, clean, and super level coating. do a couple coats like that and it should work out good.
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The stuff they use for skating rinks is called "Lacquerthane" lays real flat and as you all know hard as a rock. i think Lowes or the depot should carry it.
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For the assembly side I just use 2 towels, i have found this to be best as it stops things rolling around all over the place etc. It marks up over time of course but if you wash the towels between rebuilds you always start clean. The other thing that helps is if you can lay things out, i.e the Hudy setup board has a place on the bench etc, just makes things easy..

For the machining side I actually painted the bench top (not in this photo)...

Was the worst thing I have done, it marks up, has marks all over it now, and generally "pisses" me off everytime I go in there!!.

Im going to bite the bullet when I get some time and just go with a stainless top once and for all..... I will probably do this for the assembly side as well, but put some sort of "black" rubber mat in the center of the work space.

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For the assembly side I just use 2 towels, i have found this to be best as it stops things rolling around all over the place etc. It marks up over time of course but if you wash the towels between rebuilds you always start clean. The other thing that helps is if you can lay things out, i.e the Hudy setup board has a place on the bench etc, just makes things easy..

For the machining side I actually painted the bench top (not in this photo)...

Was the worst thing I have done, it marks up, has marks all over it now, and generally "pisses" me off everytime I go in there!!.

Im going to bite the bullet when I get some time and just go with a stainless top once and for all..... I will probably do this for the assembly side as well, but put some sort of "black" rubber mat in the center of the work space.

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you have the most important thing on your bench Kyle, the Beer.
put on a roll on bed liner to the surface that will work good
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White cloth and Table Glass ( 10 mm glass )

Safe for soldering ( heat resistant ) and charging battery ( fire resistant )

Easy to clean.

Flat surface for Hudying.

.... and you can wipe off your hand to white cloth
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Use the epoxy paint like you use for a garage floor. That is what I used on my shop floor and maple countertops in my shop.
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