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

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#1 posted 11-02-2012 07:22 PM

Yep, the pads they use on bowling balls.
It was actually from charles neil I learned it from (well, a video he did. ;-)).

Good results.
I use crystalac super premium; it’s a high quality water borne finish.
I use distilled water with a bit of dawn in it as my lube.

I keep it extremely simple; 2 coats of the clear, lightly sand with 320, 2 more coats, another if necessary, wait a few days, start wet sanding. I don’t do it with a machine; I use one of these and do it all by hand. I start at 1000 and go to 2000, 3000 and then 4000 grit. The lower grits are mainly to smooth the surface; if the cosmos are aligned that day and I get a smooth off the gun finish I skip right to the 4000.

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