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Forum topic by thebenchroom posted 12-20-2011 06:30 AM 777 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-20-2011 06:30 AM

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This finish is black lacquer with several coats of a clear lacquer, 600 grit sanding between coats. My problem is during the buffing stage. I picked up a buffing compound set from The system is standard coarse,med,fine,swirl remover. One rotary pad per compound. I only have two pads, so I used the med and the fine. Ive been refinishing this old solid body guitar along side these tables using it as a test piece. The guitar cam out great, but the tops of these tables wont completly buff out. What do I do here? Sand back to the bare wood and start over?Try a untouched pad to see if it will buff out? You cant see in the pictures but when I look close I can see tiny deposits of the compound in the woods pores(maple).

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#1 posted 12-20-2011 07:10 AM

Start over. It looks as if you skipped some grits, left a rough surface, and that caught the buffing compound and held it. Black is a booger; it shows every mistake. I allways hated painting guitars black. Charged extra for black.

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