Whatever solvent was used to remove the sloppy overspray from the vinyl.
Look at the bottom of the picture..there s more overspray there..Who
"Sprayed" the vinyl ? They were lazy, should have spent a little time
masking it over prior to staining.
So you thought this was a farce on first thought? Some gimmick in
PhotoShop? Folks here are smarter than that...
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens
Here a close up picture, so you know I didn't Photoshop it.
Here is a pic of the deck. The damaged area is all the way to the left.
I think I used Lift-Off #5 because the stain was from DEFY epoxy stain which
is water based, but don't hold me to that, this was 16 months ago. Infact I
used the whole DEFY system, stripper. brightener, then the stain.
I'm w/ the guessers who think it looks heat-caused more than chemical
although it's possible, I suppose, depending on just what was in
whatever was used.
But, it looks to me like it is concentrated in an area just to the right
of the railing post and is graduated from the center outwards in all
directions which would seem to be consonant w/ a single source at that
point. It would almost have required the material be sprayed w/ a wide
pattern concentrating in that area it seems to me to have left that type
I'd be for pulling that off and investigating behind it pronto as I'd be
concerned as somebody else also mentioned about the possibility of an
electrical problem from the proximity to the outlets/etc. It's going to
have to be replaced, anyway; better to have an ugly hole w/ showing for
a while while you find replacement siding than to have the house go up
in flames because you ignored a possible problem.
If it turns out there isn't any visible damage behind it, then you'll
have pretty well confirmed it was a chemical or external source and can
rest easy. If there is, you may just save a bundle...in dollars and
other ways, as well.
- Here a close up picture, so you know I didn't Photoshop it.
Relax...I was kidding.
By the way, if I paste your links into a new browser window, they work
fine. If I click on them in your posts, I get that weird "picture of
text" msg that I mentioned earlier. Even weirder, if I refresh the
window with the "error message",your melted siding shows up. Never
seen that before.
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