Originally Posted by joebar
all i meant was that i use these polishing products in my line of work. i do not have experience wet sanding guitars however; but have experience with the product and use it on automotive finishes. i am actually curious how the finishes differ and how they respond to sanding/polishing; maybe guitar finishes are harder and therefore can sand them more aggressively...hmm...
i in no ways said i was a pro other than to state that i get paid to polish-no ego here. i am here to learn too.
as for the `anyone`who can wet sand/polish, where are these folks? send them my way because i haven`t seen a lot of really talented polishers lately and could use them in my shop
If I came off as rude toward you I apologize.
As for the difference between guitar and automotive finishes. I use automotive urethane on all solid color guitars, and most natural finishes, very rarely do I use nitro.
There is a difference in though, in the fact that the finish is applied to a porous wood bass body vs a metal automotive application. To get a level sand with 400, and then work my way up to 2000 to remove scratches from previous grits. As for my buffing compound I use This
. I have never needed anything more abrasive to achieve a high gloss shine, or finer to remove swirls left by it.
I imagine it is more difficult to buff an automotive finish vs a bass body just because it is much larger, and with more area to cover there are greater chances for mistakes to be made.
I stand by my statement that anyone can wet sand and polish a guitar though. It just requires a bit of research and a lot of patience.