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Old 03-22-2012, 10:03 AM   #1
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What is the favored go to system or products for staining fiberglass doors. I have never been fully happy with oil gel stains. It is a pain in the [email protected]! IMO. Any rhoughts?
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CQ, you can edit your post by clicking on edit in the lower right hand corner of your post.

I use Old Masters oil gel stain.
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I've used the Old Masters as well. Also have used the kit that Therma-Tru sells. The newer Therma-Tru kits feature a faster drying stain. I still give it overnight, but it is always dry the next day. In years past with the older stain I would give them at least 48 hours before the clear top coat. Many times the customers have already bought the kit by the time I get the call to do the door. I have probably done well over 200. They are not my favorite thing to do, but they are popular in this area. Gotta get a decent price to do these doors, they take some time to get nice. They also paint up very well.
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Cliff,
Hey thanks for your feedback bro. It's one of those things that's a pain to go back to over the span of a few days. It is so much better if you have something else to do at the same house.
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We have two options for customers.

Zar Wiping or KTM



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sell customer on priming and painting.
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Replace it with a steel door. I hate staining fiberglass doors. There is nothing I do that is more of a PITA than this.
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Masonite sells a kit when you purchase a new door and the kit contains Zar oil stain and water based clear poly also made by Zar. I have bought them at a paint store locally and have had excellent results without paying a premium for their "special" kit. I normally let the stain dry for a few days before applying the poly since it's water based and the stain is oil.
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