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Posted on sanding, SANDING, sanding...ugh...staining...WHAT WENT WRONG???

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Rasta

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#1 posted 03-26-2010 02:57 PM

I can only offer my sanding habits and i hope they help.
I start with a pretty low grit-100 and sand until I can’t FEEL any bumps/indents. I move up through EVERY grit 100,120,150,180,220 and I count the passes I make to make the same amount of passes with all grits, usually somewhere between 20-50 passes and I go every other with the grain, across the grain until I get to 180 or 220 then it’s just with the grain, put the sander down, then start up, always keep the sander moving when I think I’m done feel it with my fingertips, then look at it from every angle possible, I sand before assembly but finish after assembly and squeeze out removal, I also give it a quick wipe down with mineral spirits before applying finish and let it dry completely. I HATE sanding, but I HATE even more looking at what I’ve done and regreting it.I hope this helps, not saying this is THE way to do it, just what I do.

-- Roscoe in Iowa


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