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buff and polishing conversion varnish6/6
I am looking for a general guide line on how to buff and polish conversion varnish to a flawless high gloss finish.
It's not an easy task..... I just doesn't get hard enough soon enough to take a good buffing..... Honestly your better off going the 2K route... it's cures harder and faster and will take a good buffing better than CV.
shane - how long do you usually wait before you start buffing? i'm just curious here.
i've only done this once on 2k poly and waited 5-6 days before i started to rub out. lots of work and not something i really want to do again.
I've done mine a bit different, but not to much.
I go over the mil thickness by 1 coat, I plan on sanding it off. Try to do wet on tack coats so it burns in otherwise you might cut through a layer and get a halo.
I start off with a 600-800 grit Abranet and dry sand until you can see it's flat, no shiny areas or spots. Then you blow it off and wipe it down with denatured alcohol.
Then wet sand with Abralon going through the grits. After each grit wipe it off well with a tack free cloth to remove any grit.
Then with some automobile buffing compound and a wool pad and buff it out with a fine or extra fine compound.
CV is a poor choice for a buffing project. You want a thick hard finish. 2k polyurethane or a polyester piano type finish are the usual suspects.
The mil thickness requirements of cv are limiting.