|Forum topic by Dave||posted 07-22-2014 02:41 AM||750 views||1 time favorited||1 reply|
07-22-2014 02:41 AM
I know some finishes dry hard and bond well enough to previous coats (like shellac) that it’s easy to sand and polish them to a high gloss. Except for pianos, I can’t find many examples of people doing it with paint, though. I assume lacquer would work fine. Latex…probably not.
I tried a test patch using Meguires rubbing compound gently on a coat of BM Advance only 24 hrs after spraying (so it was dry but not even fully cured/hardened) after light sanding. I was encouraged… I got an almost glass-like smoothness with under 20 seconds of gentle rubbing. It would be a PITA to do an entire cabinet but as a way to repair runs, etc, I think it might work. Seems like the waterborne alkyd will dry hard enough (although I doubt it bonds to prior coats like shellac).
What experiences have you had?
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