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post #1 of 6 Old 11-27-2010, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Polishing tight spots

What do you guys recommend for polishing a corner, or a tight spot? I'm polished up a piece to a mirror finish, but I can't get the buffer into a corner.
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A carefully folded rag with compound usually does the trick. You may need to use a small spatula to get some pressure on the rag.










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Another good trick is to not sand those areas, then there is no need for a lot of buffing and you can just buff by hand with a rag and some hand glazing compound. Just buff only on problem areas like edges and corners. If you have applied your finish properly without any orange peel those areas really don't need that much work.

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Thanks. I'm going to try the rag and spatula trick. There is only some light orange peel. I buffed the rest of the surface and its good enough to shave with. So I think the tight areas should buff smooth.
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Thanks. I'm going to try the rag and spatula trick. There is only some light orange peel. I buffed the rest of the surface and its good enough to shave with. So I think the tight areas should buff smooth.

What you may notice is that areas in the open that get rubbed out or power buffed will look different in sheen than just the final finish even if done well. Rubbed out finishes have a different reflective quality than an "off-the-gun" or "wiped/brushed on" application. It's just one of those things.










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i generaly dont polish. when spraying a mirrior finish i rely on the material im using and my spray ability.
the only exeption is the top os a oiled sideboard, or simaliar pc.
bottom line is i would use a product that will give the results im looking for.
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