|Forum topic by HuntleyBill||posted 10-04-2010 05:41 PM||1324 views||2 times favorited||14 replies|
10-04-2010 05:41 PM
I am building a small project out of walnut. I am using poly gloss as the finish ( not a wipe on ). What I am looking for is a glass smooth…high gloss finish. I have attached some pictures of what problems I’m having. Hopefully you can see them in the pictures.
First, I have used the poly to fill the pores sanding down with 220. I then put a couple more coats on and let it cure for about 8 days. I then BLOCK sanded with 400, 600, 1000, 1500, FF pumace, and finished with rottenstone. According to Stevin Marin’s video on his chess board finish, at this point I should have a nice gloss finish. I don’t! The finish is a dull satin. I even tried waxing and buffing and it helped a little…not much.
First question: How do I get that high gloss finish? I have a smooth as glass finish but not high gloss.
Second Picture: In the picture shown, there are “layer of poly” that seem to be showing through. I keep sanding and more show up, obviously from the layer below. You can see them in the picture as shiney spots. I figured I just keep sanding untill I get one even layer but as you can also see just to the right of the shiney spots I now have a big area the LOOKS as if it is sanded through. I’m guessing as that area has a different look to it. Even when I sand with finer and finer media, it doesn’t go away and can be seen even after the rottenstone.
Another thought…when I finally get that “gloss finish” do those areas dissapear and I sanded my @#$ off for nothing????? I must have 15 coats of poly all together applied to this. Of course a lot of that sanded off.
How do I fix this? Did I sand through? What am I doing wrong?
Thank you All for your help
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