Hopefully, there are some wood workers here or car painters or anyone who knows really. I am making a custom skateboard and am not sure how to make it glossy and smooth. I have already finished the art.
Found this online. Wet sand the fully dried clear coat with 1000 grit on a sanding block. Then buff with micro fiber cloth with scratch/polish compound for cars.
If so do you just spray the finished art with a clear coat or do you do something to that first. Would the ultra cover clear work?
and for the polish
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If you have already painted the board do not sand that yet. I have never used spray can clear so I can’t say how well it works. It would be much better than a brush though. After your clear has dried you use the 1000 sand paper to get out any trash, orange peel, or runs. Trash is dust, hair, or anything that landed on the clear coat before it has dried. Orange peel is micro runs in the paint(looks kinda like an orange peel) It will ‘dull’ the look of the cear, don’t worry about that though, just don’t burn through the clear coat to the original paint. This is where the buffing comes in. Using the compound and buff out the dullness. I would recommend waxing after this step to really get the shine.
Applying the clear.
Well ventilated area.
Make sure area is clean. As dust free as possible
After the clear is sprayed leave the area trying not to disturb the air around it. So you don’t put any dust into the air that can land on your surface.
Read the spray can clear and see if you have to wait days before sanding and buffing. I don’t know anything about those cans of clear.
Also temperature is important. If the temperature is to cold the clear might dry but not cure for lack of a better way of describing it. It will be dry to the touch but when you go to buff it you will ruin it.
I would do a test run on something else first to make sure you have it down.
Thanks, this is what I figured but, did not want to try it with out making sure. I think I’ll try waxing it. Will any wax do?
EDIT: Would the waxing still make a difference if the spray paint used is “extra” glossy or will it add another look?