AzBilliards.com  
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Social Groups Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

  
Go Back   AzBilliards.com > Products Talk > Talk To A Mechanic
Reload this Page Can you wet sand the top rails on gold crowns?
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Rate Thread
Can you wet sand the top rails on gold crowns?
Old
  (#1)
I miss alot
AzB Silver Member
I miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 82
vCash: 500
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Join Date: May 2011
   
Can you wet sand the top rails on gold crowns? - 08-25-2019, 06:54 AM

On the top of the rails of a gold crown it seems to be some kind of gel coat on top of wood or Formica. Can this be wet sanded to remove light scratches?
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#2)
I miss alot
AzB Silver Member
I miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 82
vCash: 500
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Join Date: May 2011
   
08-25-2019, 08:03 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by I miss alot View Post
On the top of the rails of a gold crown it seems to be some kind of gel coat on top of wood or Formica. Can this be wet sanded to remove light scratches?
Answering this myself as I tried it today and it worked fine with 2000 grit wet sand paper. I was able to get the scratch out and I worked the sand paper by hand only. I then used a polishing compound and a orbital buffer to buff the rails and then finally waxed them. They're looking pretty good I'd say. Just down wet sand to much and only by hand. (only works on Gel Coats over formica (GC), I'm not sure about Poly finishes on stained wood)
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#3)
rexus31
AzB Silver Member
rexus31 has a reputation beyond reputerexus31 has a reputation beyond reputerexus31 has a reputation beyond reputerexus31 has a reputation beyond reputerexus31 has a reputation beyond reputerexus31 has a reputation beyond reputerexus31 has a reputation beyond reputerexus31 has a reputation beyond reputerexus31 has a reputation beyond reputerexus31 has a reputation beyond reputerexus31 has a reputation beyond repute
 
rexus31's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 1,202
vCash: 542
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: San Gabriel, CA
   
08-25-2019, 08:16 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by I miss alot View Post
Answering this myself as I tried it today and it worked fine with 2000 grit wet sand paper. I was able to get the scratch out and I worked the sand paper by hand only. I then used a polishing compound and a orbital buffer to buff the rails and then finally waxed them. They're looking pretty good I'd say. Just down wet sand to much and only by hand. (only works on Gel Coats over formica (GC), I'm not sure about Poly finishes on stained wood)
Have any before and after pics? Which Gold Crown? I, II, III, IV, V, Vi?


"What 'aint no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?" - Jules Winnfield
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#4)
bradsh98
Bradshaw Billiard Service
bradsh98 has a reputation beyond reputebradsh98 has a reputation beyond reputebradsh98 has a reputation beyond reputebradsh98 has a reputation beyond reputebradsh98 has a reputation beyond reputebradsh98 has a reputation beyond reputebradsh98 has a reputation beyond reputebradsh98 has a reputation beyond reputebradsh98 has a reputation beyond reputebradsh98 has a reputation beyond reputebradsh98 has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 811
vCash: 500
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central Upstate New York Region
   
08-26-2019, 04:18 AM

I have gone as far as 600 grit, and have been able to remove some fairly deep scratches. However, if the rails have seen extensive use, the finish may already be worn down a fair amount. Sanding too much could result in removal of the printed wood pattern.

When hand sanding, I always progressively stagger grits up to 2000. If the rails are in fairly good shape, I will sometimes use Scotchbrite pads on a palm sander. Again, staggering abrasiveness, to achieve a finer finish. I finish with an orbital buffer and plastic polish.

Of particular note: it is always easier to polish the formica, with the extruded aluminum trim removed. It also produces a much nicer result. Also, I would never try this with cloth installed.


Geoff Bradshaw
Bradshaw Billiard Service

I play with a Hammond Custom Cue. You should too.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#5)
I miss alot
AzB Silver Member
I miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond reputeI miss alot has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 82
vCash: 500
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Join Date: May 2011
   
08-26-2019, 11:40 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by bradsh98 View Post
I have gone as far as 600 grit, and have been able to remove some fairly deep scratches. However, if the rails have seen extensive use, the finish may already be worn down a fair amount. Sanding too much could result in removal of the printed wood pattern.

When hand sanding, I always progressively stagger grits up to 2000. If the rails are in fairly good shape, I will sometimes use Scotchbrite pads on a palm sander. Again, staggering abrasiveness, to achieve a finer finish. I finish with an orbital buffer and plastic polish.

Of particular note: it is always easier to polish the formica, with the extruded aluminum trim removed. It also produces a much nicer result. Also, I would never try this with cloth installed.
Great feedback, thank you. I wet sanded using 1500 and 2000 grit and it worked well, I then used a polishing compound and finally a automotive wax. They came out pretty good, I didn't think to use a plastic polisher. Will try that on the next set.
  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.