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#1 posted 01-31-2007 04:41 AM

I took my pub table to 320 or 400, then applied several coats of varnish sanding and wet sanding in between up to 2000 grit (I was following a finishing article in FWW) The next step up from 2000 is probably a grocerybag or an old t-shirt :)

I’m sure I didn’t need to go that far, but the top is as smooth as glass, wet sanding with mineral spirits before applying the finish did a great job at filling in any voids. I could have continued on to rub out with rottenstone or automotive finishing compound (as the article suggested) but I think I’d gone far enough. 320 is certainly supersmooth if you don’t skip grits and do a good job with each step.

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