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Offline Programmergeek

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Rubbing out a finish
« on: June 12, 2007, 10:25 AM »
I am looking to polish up a lacquer and a poly finish on some tables using pumus and rubican(sp).  Does anyone us a ets 150/5 or  /3 to do this if so what pad do you use and is tere any trick to it or am I better off doing it by hand?

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Offline rjfarel

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Re: Rubbing out a finish
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2007, 11:34 AM »
I was more than satisfied using my RO125 with the lamb's wool pad for applying and buffing carnuba wax on poly.  Beautiful sheen and warm to the touch (as opposed to a plastic feel).

Offline Timmy C

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Re: Rubbing out a finish
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2007, 11:55 AM »
Mr. PG, is that a pre-cat laquer, and what type of urethane?

I have been quite successful using Titan Paper with a 150/3 going in succession from 500g to 1500g to develop a nice shine (make sure your vac is on the turtle); then the Rotex with McQuires Car Polishing compound and a sponge application pad then proceeding to use soft felt pad to hard felt with .  The trick is to really let that Laq or Urethane cure for a SEVERAL DAYS...the longer the better! If you can hold out for a week or two, that would be ideal.

Timmy C

edited for high-lighter WOW, THAT IS BRIGHT.

"...SEVERAL DAYS...the longer the better!  If you can hold out for a week or two, that would be ideal."
« Last Edit: June 16, 2007, 12:28 PM by Timmy C »

Offline Les Spencer

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Re: Rubbing out a finish
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2007, 06:46 PM »

Not sure if you've seen this from Mr. Swenson and his father,

High gloss finish

He also references Mr. Lucas' web site for his inspiration.
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