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  1. #11
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    Re: Classical guitar refinishing

    Congratulations on getting acceptable results!!!

    Buffing should wait until the finish is fully cured.

    The hard truth is that should be about 3 weeks for just about all the finishes I'm aware of.
    Jason Beam
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    Re: Classical guitar refinishing

    Well damn...

    I was kinda expecting to hear i should leave it about 4 - 6 weeks.
    With the higher humidity...

    Can i do the buffing / polishing by hand?
    Or is it best to use power tools. ie: drill, buffer, polisher, etc

    If need be, i will go buy a drill and some buffing accessories.
    Not too sure about using the dremel wannabe i have.

    Thanks
    Allyn
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    Re: Classical guitar refinishing

    When I did the 335, I used power for a lot of it - it can be done by hand but it takes a looooooooooong time and a loooooooooot of elbow grease.

    Some good automotive buffing pads on a drill can work pretty well as long as you're good and careful not to burn through it.
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    Re: Classical guitar refinishing

    Thanks so much for the extra insight.
    I had been thinking about doing it by hand...
    But, i also thought sanding the body would only take a few hours.
    Maybe a couple days.
    Sure as shit didnt think it would take 3 weeks...

    Looks like Crappy tire has the best sales on drills so far.

    Thanks again
    Allyn
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  5. #15
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    Re: Classical guitar refinishing

    Hi again

    Canadian Tire has a Dewalt 7A 3/8" corded drill on sale,
    Mastercraft polishing pad kit,
    and Meguiars ultimate compound.

    All for $100 after tax.

    I couldnt resist...

    Thanks again
    Allyn

    Let the fun begin...
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  6. #16
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    Re: Classical guitar refinishing

    Good luck, Allyn!!!

    I think you've seen my polishing videos on the 335 - the only other wisdom i can offer is to check often to make sure you don't burn through!
    Jason Beam
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