My first staining project. Stain looks good, sealer and 3 coats of poly. I am wet sanding the final coat to get the dust out and the sanding is leaving a residue on the surface. Any suggestions to get it out?
Has to be new and crisp. You can use it on a block or by hand. I wouldn't use it on a sheet sander for fear of burning or scratching. I prefer to do it with paper in hand actually.
If its creased or crumpled you will scratch the finish. BE SURE to check the paper constantly for any build up though. If you see any flip it over. If you don't it will scratch it up just like clogged sand paper.
Its just a little trick I taught my self a while back making a canopy for my reef aquarium.
It seemed like sanding with even the finest sand paper left marring and took to much off.
So I thought about it and remembered that pool pro's used to use dollar bills to polish their pool ques to a fine luster to glide smoothly over their hand for better shots. Its basically like buffing paint. go fast and even as you can and you will buff it out to a highly glossy finish. I use it on poly finishes a lot when I make canopies for friends. Just rub very lightly and check as you go.
You can remove light scratches from finishes the same way by just rubbing a little harder. Takes a while to do but its worth it IMHO.
Adam, for several years I used poly as a finish and once it was hardened after a few days, I would rub it down with 0000 grade wire wool lubricated with wax polish or even on some occasions with engine oil. The more you rub the higher the shine. The final finish is glass smooth.
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