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Steven H

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03-19-2010 12:55 AM

I got couple of questions about staining. Right now Im re staining the planes handle and knob
I am using Minwax Wood Finish, at what grit of sand paper should I use to remove original manufacture stain? or should I strip it. 120grit- 220 grit?
What grit for between coats?


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#1 posted 03-19-2010 01:23 AM

Go 320 in between coats, you can use a 220 to remove the original finish, I will recommend you to get some MinWax wipe on poly, it will cover any scratch left by the sand paper, When I fix my Totes and knobs, I don’t use stain, just wipe on poly (3 coats) with 320 light sanding in between coats, after the last coat is dry, don’t use sand paper but “0” steel wool and finish with a “0000” steel wool, by now the wood should be really smooth, all left is to apply a coat of paste wax and buff to shine. That’s how I do it and it works like a charm.

Good luck


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