Charlestowne Woodturners

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Richy2

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PostSubject: Buffing??   Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:31 am

Now for my next question, I used some spray laquear on one of the boxes I made. It is shiny, but should I buff it too??







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PostSubject: Re: Buffing??   Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:36 am

That, of course, is up to you. It all depends on what kind of finish you want to put on it. If you are happy with the finish it has now, then leave it. If you want a high gloss mirror finish then you may want to buff it. I usually level the surface before buffing. This can be done with either high grit sandpaper (wet sanding works better here), or steel wool.

Some people use a multi-step buffing system that can level a certain amount of imperfection in the surface. Usually there are three steps of buffing, a somewhat aggressive abrasive, a fine polishing abrasive and a wax. They must be used with separate buffing wheels. Nothing puts a mirror finish on a piece like a properly buffed lacquer finish.
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