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    Product selection avice

    I have a unique application, I build pool cues. I finish them with Acme FC710 clear coat by Shermin Williams.
    After three coats and proper drying I sand the stick form 800 progressively to 1500. Then I am using M105 and M205 to polish put the finish. I find the products easy to use and even though I get a good finish it just does not have the luster that fresh paint does.

    What can I do to bring back the original wet look?
    Am I missing a step?
    Should I use different products?

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    Re: Product selection avice

    Welcome to Meguiar's Online! It is tough to say what is going to work for this application, but I might suggest trying to use our M07 Show Car Glaze as a final step, after 105/205. #7 Show Car Glaze is a pure polish and just might give you the luster/gloss you are looking for. We here of it being used with success on painted instruments with wood panel substrates which is sort of a similar application.
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    Re: Product selection avice

    What is your opinion of the M305 for this application?

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    Re: Product selection avice

    Quote Originally Posted by eds View Post
    What is your opinion of the M305 for this application?
    Great question, but I would still lean more towards #7 Show Car Glaze. Our M305 Ultra Durable Finishing Glaze will certainly add great gloss, but it mainly focuses on the breathable/silicone free protection for fresh paint aspect. #7 Show Car Glaze is all about gloss, and it has been used in similar situations to yours. I am definitely not promising that #7 is going to perform to your satisfaction for your particular application, but based on what you have tried and out of the products we offer, it would be my next recommendation.
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    Re: Product selection avice

    What about Meguiar’s #21 Synthetic Sealant 2.0. How might I benefit from that?

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    Re: Product selection avice

    M21 is certainly a good product, but if you're seeking a "wet look" for your cues, you really should try #7 first. The only negative about #7 is its lack of longevity. I'm not a cuemaker, but I care for my cues regularly. After a machine polish with M205, I'll give them a hand polish with M07 Show Car Glaze, then top it with Gold Class Wax for that carnuaba glow. Also, if you're doing a wrapless cue, M07 won't leave the grip area slippery like a wax would.

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    eds,

    How are you sanding? By hand? With a foam backing pad? By machine?

    How are you compounding and polishing? Hand? Machine? Foam? Wool? Cloth? Cotton? Microfiber?

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