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#1 posted 04-24-2013 05:07 PM

Oil deepens color. Several coats days apart may be needed
as the oil soaks in and thoroughly colors the wood. CA
topcoats and allows a gloss film.

You need to level the finish after it is dried using scrapers and
wet/dry sandpaper to eliminate bumps and runs, then sand
and buff it to a point where the scratches are not discernible
to the naked eye.

This product can do it:

You can get buffing wheels and compounds for guitar
finishes from Luthiers Mercantile.

You’ll need to fill the pores of the wood to achieve a glassy
finish in any case.

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