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How to buff and polish wood coating effectively

Tom Horvath, Creator and CEO of  Clear Coat solutions Inc. CSI, and Annex Paint and have teamed up to put together a little instructional video on how to buff and polish fine wood furniture with the CSI system.

Normally, we have use other automotive compounds and procedures and while they work well they take quite a bit longer and are more prone to problems.

The CSI system is a Completely new formulation, it is a nano-technology water based product that eliminates the need for  the normal three different compounds that are generally associated with the activity.

The CSI  Cream X product which you can buy on my web site at http://www.annexpaint.com is not greasy and doesn’t dry out like the normal products do.

There are a few things that are very important which are gone over in the video, the DA sander had a very tight orbital pattern, 3/32nd to be exact, that used with the interface pad, gives you and even  scratch pattern with out digging into your coating, The sand papers we have used her have proven to last the longest. As Tom mentions in the video it is all about “Conversion” you are converting the current surface with the 2000 grit paper to a 2000 grit scratch pattern, then the next sanding  level up converts the 3000 grit sand scratch pattern to the 3000. with the sander and these sand papers you can make a 1000 grit jump and that saves you a lot of time, to go from 2000 to 2200 to 2500 to 2800 to 3000 takes time and give you more chance to burn through your clear coat.  The Cream-X product applied with a wool pad converts the scratch pattern even further.  Enjoy the video, and if you have questions you are welcome to contact me. If you are with in 80 miles of Reseda California we may be able to arrange a demonstration at your shop.

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October 26, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. Hi Greg, it’s Steve Hoff/Pop’s Custom cabinets in Corona. I am ready to try the polishing system but have a question for u: Would a da sander be better than the Festool? And if I had the Festool would your compounds work about the same way?
    I was leaning towards the festool so I could use it in the field when refinishing…
    Thanks!
    Steve

    Comment by Steve hoff | April 8, 2016

  2. Hi Steve,

    sorry for the delay in getting back to you, the festtool is a great sander but I don’t know what sort of scratch pattern it leaves behind, the DA that I recommend has a 3/32 orbit so the scratch patter is quite a bit less. the Festtool may be better as it pulls all the particulates away it would be something to check out. call me

    Greg

    Comment by Greg Saunders | May 25, 2016


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