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08-08-2009 07:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: countertops granite gloss polish high gloss question

I refinished my house’s countertops and the clear sealer I poured on the top is very high gloss, my wife and I love it but it fine scratches very easily, someone suggested to my to bring the gloss down to a granite gloss. Are there any good opinions on how I can accomplish that, I read somewhere that 3500 grit on a hook and loop sandinc will do but I rather get a more knowledgeable opinion.

Please help,

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#1 posted 08-08-2009 07:07 AM

Usally done in a two step process. but rubing out is done with finer and finer wet( aittle soapy water) sandpaper up to 6000 grit and then super fine rubbing compound.

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#2 posted 08-09-2009 08:52 AM

Usually, rubbing out will increase the gloss not lessen it. If you wish to lower the gloss you need to rub out with 0000 steel wool. Rub gently until you get the sheen you desire. it can be helpful to use wax (Johnson’s paste wax is what I use) or wool lube to help. You can also use something like MicroMesh and stop at 3600. I would be a bit careful if you plan on using a ROS for this process as you could go through the finish depending on how built up it is. If using MicroMesh, soapy water makes and excellent lube.

Doug

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#3 posted 08-10-2009 12:40 AM

Hey Jim and Dough, thanks for the tips. Dough I was reading your instructions and I just wonder if I use a micromesh will take me a long time since I have a very big counter space and micromesh is small.

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#4 posted 08-10-2009 01:12 AM

Happy to help. With a large surface you probably will be faster with 0000 steel wool. You can get MicroMesh for your ROS, that will be less hand work but be careful with it. The other problem is that using a ROS tends to throw water all over the place :-)

Doug

-- Doug, Carrollton, TX. www.djswoodworks.com

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