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08-04-2019, 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by cuetrip View Post
Hi guys,
I've only finished a couple cues so far, and they've gone pretty well but I screwed one up pretty good last night.
I'm doing a CA finish. Here is my procedure. Maybe you guys could offer some tips or tell me if I'm doing something wrong:
4 coats of thin.
lightly dry sand smooth with 320.
3 coats of medium. I waited a few minutes after each coat, then hit with accelerator. After accelerator I wait a few more minutes and clean the accelerator off with a damp paper towel, then a dry paper towel.
Wet sand with 400. I'm thinking maybe I should start with 320 as 400 took a lot of time and effort to smooth it out.
Here's where I screwed up. Everything was looking great. I made it about halfway down the cue wet sanding when my paper grabbed HARD. Now I've got a light/milky/hazy colored spot under the finish about 3" wide going around the circumference of the cue. I tried sanding it down a little but no luck. Am I correct in thinking I need to completely remove the finish down to the wood on that area? If I do, should I strip the whole cue and start over?
I'm having a ***** of a time sanding through all the CA. Is there a better way?
So what happened? What causes the discoloration? I have a theory that when the paper grabbed the finish that it literally moved the finish and broke the bond with the wood. Is that crazy?
By the way, thank you to all who contribute here. For an inexperienced guy like me, the information is invaluable.
Thanks,
Rob
If you can provide some pictures of the issue, it will assist us in assisting you. Without a visual, we can only offer opinions, or educated guesses.
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