Glossy finish using foam polishing pads

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Issue 244 June 04, 2015


After an unsuccessful finish repair, this guitar’s owner sent it to Dan Erlewine to fix the damage. Using a neat trick he learned from Erick Coleman, Dan builds the finish fast with films of dried lacquer. Then he polishes it with a hand drill and foam pads.

About the guitar in this video: This is a 2011 Les Paul Historic

 
In this Trade Secrets video:
  • A nasty divot in the finish from sanding too deep
  • Dodging with a spray gun for pinpoint accuracy
  • Dried lacquer films for quickly building the finish
  • Buffing to a good gloss with foam polishing pads

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