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post #31 of 35 Old 05-22-2020, 03:26 PM
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I can't do high gloss to save my life.

Tried it multiple times. Didn't seem to work no matter what I did to the box.
Sealer, no sealer.
One thick layer, multiple ultra thin layers.
Sanding, no sanding.
Spray on, foam brush, normal brush.
I think I need to use some boat-quality stuff rather than this HomeDepot junk paint.

In any case, I gave up long ago trying to make my boxes look good... it seems I don't have the tools or patience for it!
Eventually I might try wrap's instead, but for now I'll just keep focusing on SQ rather than the Looks.
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I can't do high gloss to save my life.

Tried it multiple times. Didn't seem to work no matter what I did to the box.
Sealer, no sealer.
One thick layer, multiple ultra thin layers.
Sanding, no sanding.
Spray on, foam brush, normal brush.
I think I need to use some boat-quality stuff rather than this HomeDepot junk paint.

In any case, I gave up long ago trying to make my boxes look good... it seems I don't have the tools or patience for it!
Eventually I might try wrap's instead, but for now I'll just keep focusing on SQ rather than the Looks.
I hear ya. It wasn't until I tried auto clear coat the magic happened. With the right stuff it's actually easy. Ohh and the primer, I had issues priming mdf (not the edges but the panel itself) then I tried the epoxy primer and it's so awesome. it's like a shell.
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So I am practicing on a speaker cab and after the buffing with the compound and mequiars cutting disc I get a smooth reflective finish but there is still a haze over it. All reflections look great but head on is hazy and blurred. What do I try?

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So I am practicing on a speaker cab and after the buffing with the compound and mequiars cutting disc I get a smooth reflective finish but there is still a haze over it. All reflections look great but head on is hazy and blurred. What do I try?
I had issues on the first speakers I did with it. It was small scratches causing the haze. I originally went cheap with the polisher and bought a cheap $20 polisher and it wasn't cutting enough when I used the compound. As soon as I bought the DA I was good to go. You could also wet sand up to 3k then hit it with the compound. The compound should actually bring it to a point where you question if you even need to hit it with the buffing compound.
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I do have a DA polisher. I need to maybe use 2000 more, I don't have anything higher than that.

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