EASY GLOSS FINISH WITH
THE PERFECT FINISH.
This revolutionary polishing system from Dani Designs has fewer steps and eliminates the guess work allowing you to consistently achieve a great satin or gloss finish on any brand of solid surface. Even the most complex and challenging dark colors can be brought to a beautiful gloss finish using this system.
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- 6" Porter Cable 7424XP
- CRE6 6", 6-hole back-up pad
- Water Spray/Misting Bottle
- Shop Apron
- Small Bucket
- Microfiber Towels or Soft Clean Shop Towels
Useful Tips To Get Started
Take your Porter Cable 7424XP or equivalent sander and install the CRE6 6", 6-hole back-up pad. For best results turn the speed control knob on the sander to the highest setting. Apply 10-12lbs of pressure while sanding. You should hear an audible change to the sound of the sander indicating that it is working properly. A light touch only results in more time spent sanding! Click Here
Step 1: 60 Micron Sanding
For all brands of solid surface, remove the protective plastic film and begin sanding from the factory finish with 60 micron. DO NOT SAND THE DECK WITH A COARSER GRIT. If you do, you will create more work and inconsistent finish due to the coarser grit lines left behind
When working with darker colors and/or to achieve the best semi-gloss finish, wet sand on this first step using 3M 60 micron film-backed discs. While sanding, periodically spray a water mist onto the holes of the CRE6 backup pad to flush away sanding residue build-up to ensure the micron disc is sanding at maximum efficiency. Sand in the normal North-South, East-West patterns. Apply 10-12lbs of pressure to the sander to make sure it is working optimally. Make at least 3 complete passes over the sheet. This creates the foundation for a quality finish.
TIP: Wet sanding keeps the sheet surface cool, reduces sanding disc residue and "gummy" build-up thereby ensuring a better finish and longer disc life, and no airborne dust is created since everything is captured in the water sanding slurry. Wet sanding is messy at first so wear a shop apron while learning.
When finished, thoroughly clean the sheet surface using the squeegee to wipe all sanding residue into the bucket. Next, wipe the sheet surface clean using a microfiber or clean shop towel. It is very important to avoid grit contamination between steps – clean thoroughly, including the squeegee!
Step 2: 30 Micron Sanding
Apply the 30 micron film disc. Spray a water mist on the surface and begin sanding. Make 3-5 complete passes over the sheet in each direction while applying ample pressure to the sander. Spray additional water onto the CRE6 backup pad while sanding to flush away the slurry and ensure the micron disc is firmly in contact with the sheet surface.
When finished, use the squeegee to thoroughly clean the surface. Wipe all sanding residue into the bucket. Spray the surface with a water mist and squeegee again then perform a final cleaning using a microfiber or clean shop towel.
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Step 3: Achieving A Gloss FinishSHAKE PERFECT FINISH BOTTLE WELL BEFORE EACH USE.
Drizzle a little Perfect Finish (satin) onto the deck. Water mist the green scuff-n-buff pad and Perfect Finish compound using a spray bottle. Begin sanding. Periodically spray a light water mist so there is always a light slurry of Perfect Finish on the surface. Do not use too much water. Make at least 5 complete passes over the sheet in any pattern you choose.
NOTE: The surface will now be approaching a semi-gloss finish. You can pause to squeegee a small section. Study the reflection using an overhead or ambient light on the surface -- looking for clarity and crispness. If you are pleased with the finish you can stop here and squeegee the entire surface and wipe clean.