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Old 09-15-2009, 05:43 PM   #1
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I replaced a piece of sheetrock in my garage. I taped it last night. Now there seems to be a couple small air bubbles maybe the size of a corn kernel under the tape joints in a couple places. Is there a way to flatten these back out? Should I just mud the hell out of it to raise the surrounding area level with the slightly raised bubbles, or should I replace that piece of tape?


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Old 09-15-2009, 05:49 PM   #2
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can you slit with a razor and just skim over?

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Old 09-15-2009, 10:03 PM   #3
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can you slit with a razor and just skim over?
Thats the ticket. Cut out the bubbles and fill with the next coat of mud.
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Like chip said... two curved razor knife cuts intersecting at their ends in the shape of an almond around each bubble so that all the high stuff is removed. Then just smoothly skim coat it.
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