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maymay

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#1 posted 02-11-2018 06:51 PM

thank you all for your help and replies. in answer to some of the questions:

—we used minwax oil-based gloss poly that we thinned with mineral spirits ( 60% ms 40% poly ) and wiped on with tee shirt material. 7 coats of gloss, 3 coats of satin.
—after curing 14 days , we hand sanded with 1000 wet/dry paper with a dilute mix of dish soap in water. virtually no pressure, just guided the 1000 grit paper backed with a foam block

the finish is now uniformly smooth as glass to the touch.
we brought it up and set it on the cabinets where it will live. direct on with diffuse light you don’t notice it, it looks great, looking across into reflected light is where you notice it. it appears as reflective spots and lines that are mirror like. like looking out the window of an airplane and seeing creeks and rivers shining on the ground. maybe we just live with it.

i’ll try and get some pictures posted

thanks,
may


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