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    GAStronomist wokkaboy's Avatar
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    Hey U1F, I usually use a spray water bottle with a drop or 2 of dishwashing liquid works well. No need to use any spirits or turps. Have a clean rag to wipe the excess water off. Run your fingers over the body and hold it up to the light and you should see any areas that need more sanding.
    Use a sanding block and spray the water onto the sandpaper
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    Hey Wokka, thanks so much your help.
    Thanks everyone who posted too.
    Your help is definitely appreciated!

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    GAStronomist wokkaboy's Avatar
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    no worries U1F, how long since your last coat ? I'd wait 2 weeks for it to fully cure.
    Current Builds and status
    scratch end grain pine tele - first clear coat on !
    JBA-4 - assembled - final tweaks
    Telemonster double scale tele - finish tobacco burst on body and sand neck

    Completed builds
    scratch oak.rose gum Jazzmaster - assembled needs setup
    MK-2 Mosrite - assembled - play in
    Ash tele with Baritone neck - neck pup wiring tweaks and play in

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    Wokka, I've just put in a coat this morning. This is my current working pattern. Please do correct me if I'm wrong. I'm on about coat 23 and wet sanding after each coat, working my way up in the grits. Then on the final coat, I'll wait 2/3 weeks, wet sand it down and then start with the compound and polish.

    Thanks for helping me out, I'm new to all of this ahah.

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    GAStronomist wokkaboy's Avatar
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    sounds good U1F. Probably only need to wet sand every 3-4 coats. You really only need to build up enough to sand it flat. No need for that many coats. Usually thin coats are the best and probably 5 or 6 thin coats usually will be enough.
    Hopefully with the wet sanding between coats the final wet sand and polish should be minimal. Does it look flat the clear finish ?
    Current Builds and status
    scratch end grain pine tele - first clear coat on !
    JBA-4 - assembled - final tweaks
    Telemonster double scale tele - finish tobacco burst on body and sand neck

    Completed builds
    scratch oak.rose gum Jazzmaster - assembled needs setup
    MK-2 Mosrite - assembled - play in
    Ash tele with Baritone neck - neck pup wiring tweaks and play in

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    Awesome, thanks Wokka. Yeah it's looking flat right now. When you're working up in the grits, how many wet sands would be best per grit?

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