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I'm going to apply a sanding sealer to my ziricote top and limba body. What grit should I sand to before applying the sealer? and what grit should I sand it off with? If it helps answer, I'm planning on doing a wipe-on poly finish as demonstrated in the awesome finishing tutorial.

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Ash

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Test the sealer on the Ziricote first. Many products make it go very dark and all the cool stuff becomes invisible.

SR

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You are likely to get a lot of various suggestions on the grit. Many say 220 is high enough, and I like highly polishing the wood to get the most chatoyance before any coating goes on. And most will say somewhere in between. At least sand it enough that you can no longer see sanding scratches with the naked eye. And clears will magnify sanding scratches.

SR

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