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freightliner009

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Final Finishing On Hull
« on: March 13, 2014, 05:04:39 »
What do you guys use for the final rub down and how many top coats of varnish do you apply and then leave as the 'final look'?

I've had a read around and 320 wet and dry seems to be popular but is there anything finer that could be used for a super smooth finish? One thought I had was maybe wire wool?

The other question was I'm not a fan of gloss varnish on the hull so I did mine in satin but I am beginning to think perhaps a matt varnish may help the final look of the finish, so again what is the general consensus of opinion on this one?

Andy.
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Re: Final Finishing On Hull
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 20:07:24 »
Wet and dry goes down to 1200 I've even seen 2000. If you have it wet enough it just about polishes the finish.
Steve