Sorry for the repost but I need some help here,
I am currently practicing on test pieces, I used rustoleum gloss black lacquer about 4 coats followed by the same brand lacquer but clear coat about 6 coats.
I am using spray cans since this is a onetime thing.
After i sprayed the clear I wet sanded lightly with 1500 grit, and followed that with meguires ultimate compound, and then ultimate polish.
I am using old micro fiber rags to take the compound and polish off and have been using a pad to apply it, not sure what kind of pad it is. I will be ordering meguires pads and new micro fiber cloths for when i am ready to buff the actual speaker.
The test piece looks good in normal light like in a room but if I put it by the window in direct sunlight and angle it a certain way I can see a lot of scratches.
A few questions I have
1) I allowed the paint to dry about 3 weeks, even after 3 weeks I am still able to put a nail print in the paint using my thumb? Does this mean it needed more time or is lacquer that soft?
2) I do have an attachment for my drill which allows me to attach a 4" pad, would this be of any help or more harm than good?
3) Any other input would be appreciated
Here is a link to flickr for pics since I am unable to upload.