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Old 03-17-2012, 01:45 AM   #1
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Hi There...

If possible in need of some Help in what direction to go to create a Custom Bar Top...

I am a Freelance Network Cameraman and do mostly College and Pro Sports
coverage on a Regional and National level. Working these events has given me quite
a few Event Passes and Credentials and I would love to have these as part of the Bar Top...

I have seen similar Tabletops and Bartops where Menus or other things are under
what I'm guessing was a Liquid Acrylic or Resin that was poured, then it Cured
into the Hard Smooth Clear surface...

Can anyone Point me in the Right Direction to achieve this Finish?...

Thanks Much

Robert

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Old 03-17-2012, 02:02 AM   #2
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I don't know how it's done, but you're onto a great idea with some of the memorabilia you must have.
A bar I used to play on a pool tournament at made their bartop like that, and all of us players signed a playing card to display in it.
That was 20 years ago, and it looks just as good as the day Bobby made it. It's some durable stuff, and is still as shiny as glass.
Sorry I don't know what he used.

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Old 03-17-2012, 07:35 PM   #3
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Google "bar top" and see if the epoxy is what you are looking for.
I bet there's a poly version of it, too.
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It's called Decaphage.
It's done with a two part epoxy.
Any Craft Shop, Rockler, Grizzly.com, Wood Crafters all should have it.
One coat looks like 20 coats of poly and does not yellow.
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I think something like this is what you are looking for. I have seen a version of it at lowe's before too. I believe it was in the paint section if I remember correctly.
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:12 AM   #6
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Iím using a product called Evirotex Lite on a bar project now. Itís $80 for a 1 gallon kit. Ace Hardware is the only place around here I can find it but you can also buy it online.

There is a learning curve to using it and doing your homework is key. Things like temperature, humidity, moister content of the wood and other factors are critical when you pour and dust is not your friend.

Iíd suggest trying some small projects first and get use to using it before attempting a bar top.
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Sorry for the delay in responding back...

Awesome Everyone thanks... Looks like I got some reading and researching now that I have an idea what to use...

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