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#1 posted 10-10-2017 06:26 PM

...I then applied a coat of Shellac. 5. I then applied 2 coats of GF Gel Stain. Sanding all between coats…

I just want to rule out the basics here, but did you sand the stain and dye coats too? I have done many of these multi-step stain and dye projects and I never sand the dye or stain step. I only scuff sand the shellac seal coat step, and each coat of topcoat. What is your topcoat?

I sand the shellac with 320 or finer grit, and sand the topcoat steps with 1000-1500 grit soft sanding sponges. The final topcoat gets wet sanded with a 1500 grit soft sanding sponge.

I may be misreading your post, but if you’re sanding the stain or dye steps, that is the problem.

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