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Forum topic by shelly_b posted 03-10-2013 02:04 AM 583 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-10-2013 02:04 AM

I thought I had finished buffing out an application of laquer, but after putting some paste wax on it, it really brought out some defects that I would really like to fix. Is there any way to remove the wax without removing the laquer? Or can I just sand without removing the wax? I really really don’t want to start over since I have already put way more time into this project than I wanted.

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#1 posted 03-10-2013 02:30 AM

Are the defects in the lacquer or in the wood? If you’re trying to get back to the lacquer to fix a finish flaw, you can take a quick wipe of mineral spirits to remove the wax, and then level and add another coat of lacquer. If you’re trying to fix a flaw in the wood, then you’re going to have to scrape or sand down to the wood.

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#2 posted 03-10-2013 04:32 AM

It’s in the laquer. I tried using just 0000 steel wool to buff the final coat, which looked pretty good… until I waxed it. On the other peices I am starting with 320 and working up to the SW, wich has worked the best so far. I tried the wet sanding but there are so many corners and contours, that both times the water has found its way to the wood. Next time I am just using poly. I have never had the troubles with it that I am with this! Could be the cold too…but I can’t wait for spring! Thanks guys:)

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