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Just started to sand the sealer. Two questions: I got it to feel smooth but I can see brush marks. Do I need to sand those down or will the clear take care of that? The brush marks are hazey as is the whole thing but they are worse.

Also, I havent grain filled because I may have got some bad advice that If i did 20-30 coats of nitro I wouldnt need to. I know understand that in the long term the grain will be a problem. Do I have any alternatives for a mirror finish?

Thanks

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Just started to sand the sealer. Two questions: I got it to feel smooth but I can see brush marks. Do I need to sand those down or will the clear take care of that? The brush marks are hazey as is the whole thing but they are worse.

Also, I havent grain filled because I may have got some bad advice that If i did 20-30 coats of nitro I wouldnt need to. I know understand that in the long term the grain will be a problem. Do I have any alternatives for a mirror finish?

Thanks

I'm not really sure as to the S&S question, but that was bad advice to skip the grain filler. If it is a wood that requires grain filler, mahogany; ash; etc., then you should use grain filler. If you do need to grain fill, then it would be easy to simply sand off the S&S and grain fill. What wood are you finishing?

It might be better for you to go over to the reranch.com forum and ask about the S&S there. It is website dedicated solely to finishing guitars, and you'll likely get a much quicker response as well.

CMA

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Well the problem is I already stained. If I have to concede the mirror finish I will. There will always be other guitars right?

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