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Buffing topcoat to shine

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by jbay, Sep 14, 2003.


  1. jbay

    jbay

    May 23, 2002
    Singapore
    Need some help here. I coated a body with Minwax Polyshades colored polyurethane. I've progressively wetsanded to 2000 grit. I got a really smooth cloudy finish.

    I then use rubbing compound, and it still remained cloudy. I buffed with paste wax and it was still kinda cloudy. I used repo car polish and it got even cloudier. And the haze wasn't there before wet sanding, so I dun think it's cos of humidity.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. mslatter

    mslatter

    Apr 8, 2003
    I've never used the stain+polys before (I rarely use poly for anything to be honest) but that could be your culprit. You could try backing down to 800 grit to take off all of the cloudiness, then spray a clear gloss coat over what you're left with, then try again.
     
  3. RobbieK

    RobbieK

    Jun 14, 2003
    are you sure its fully cured?
     
  4. jbay

    jbay

    May 23, 2002
    Singapore
    I got a feeling that is the problem.
     
  5. RobbieK

    RobbieK

    Jun 14, 2003
    If it still smells of solvents, it probably still has a way to go before its as hard as its gonna get.