View Full Version : Dust in finish!!!
03-01-2001, 07:06 PM
I was in the process of making two large speaker caps to replace old scratched ones when I got dust in my perfect piano gloss finish. Short of an autobody spraybooth is their any way to avoid this. I am using Minwax High Gloss Polyurithane "It drys really slow". Laquer didn't give me the smooth piano look I was looking for. Please Help!!!
03-02-2001, 12:25 AM
LAST EDITED ON Mar-02-01 AT 00:26AM (CDT)[p]Lacquer will give you the same look with lots of coats of high gloss. The other approach is to French polish. That is a hand rubbed shellac finish.
Both of the above will give you a mirror finish without dust.
The way to fix what you have is to hand rub it. Start with a very very fine grade of steel wool to rid the finish of the dust. Then you rub it with pumice and then rottenstone. After it is polished a coat of wax will give you the gloss you are looking for
This link will help.
03-02-2001, 03:46 AM
I was hoping you'd find this post and glad you did.
Figgured you'd be able to help.
Lacquer is by far my favorite finish and it should give you a mirror finish. However, contaminates and to high a air pressure will give you an orange peel effect. Be sure your air is H2O free and oil free (from nailers and such).
Also be sure to clean your finshing space\shop the day before your going to finish. If your going to use exhaust fans turn them on well before you start to finish allowing the fine dust to make its way out of the area.