|Forum topic by Benscholten||posted 03-16-2016 05:09 PM||467 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
03-16-2016 05:09 PM
I’m working on a pair of 60 inch birch dovetailed hopechests.
The high gloss is turning out to be a major challenge in a dusty old shop!
THE PROBLEM: I thought I had the answers for removing the dust nubs and re attaining the high gloss mirror sheen, but…. Nope. Dang!
So far it is Birch sanded to 220, conditioned, stained twice with oil MINWAX, and given three coats of HIGH GLOSS oil based varethane with 400 grit standings between coats. A lame YouTube video convinced me I could retain the sheen with buffing a non-silicone carnuba based car polish after 600, 1000 and 2000 wet sands.
After the varethane solidified I went to work testing my methods on an unimportant rear.
The poor results: A satin finish of slightly creamed fade, and small spots of high gloss reflection despite a very flat uniform surface.
The question: My remaining high gloss sides – covered in dust nubs: How can I remove the nubs while keeping the high gloss mirror sheen?
Just waiting to learn to add photos, hold on a minute :)
Thanks for any expertise!