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Posted on How do I get the perfect high gloss finish?

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#1 posted 11-02-2012 05:58 PM

not sure what you call high gloss, I can use a good automotive clear and assuming I have filled the grain and have a really nice surface, I can spray it to look like a super slick automotive finish, but I have a spray booth and controled environment I have also used the epoxies. Appied a good coat then sanded it super smooth then in a controlled enviorment ,so not to get any dust, I have thinned the final coat with some acetone about 20 % and got a super slick finish, it will flow out like glass. The issue at home is creating an environment that is totally dust free for the time it takes it to dry, much easier said than done. I am just thinking out loud here, one of the things you will want is for it to set up dust free quickly, the automotive stuff does that , as it is catalyzed , also the automotive clears are a bit higher sheen than wood finishes, on a scale of 1 to 100 , wood finishes hit about 94 or so , auto clears are in the 96 to 98 range, my guess now thinking on it, is it is probably an auto clear. The main reason for rubbung a finish is to do a final level and remove any debris , in a home enviorment a wiped, or sprayed finish that is perfect, might be a bit of a stretch, just my.02

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