One thing I don't do when buffing Dan is to buff with carnuba. Leaves to many fingerprints and if you have to get some rain or water on it, it will spot something awful. I have found that the only way to fix it is to remove the wax and start over. I now use Renaissance wax or water spots. It does not leave fingerprints. I use it on most turnings including pens. I do use a lot of lacquer but not on bowls if they are for utility purposes. When I use lacquer most times on vases, lidded boxes, etc. I rarely sand more than 320 or 400. To me going higher is a waste of time. After sanding I use shellac which I mix in 1 lb. and 2 lb. batches. Wet the piece down pretty good and then burnish it dry. Once off the lathe I will spray with lacquer. I don't buff lacquer. I see no need to. A friend of mine if Florida who is a pro turner and does a load of turning uses lacquer that is used for auto's. He buys it by the 5 gallon cans and uses a air powered spray gun. The smaller version with plastic cup on top. When he uses gloss his turnings are like glass and begged to be picked up. No way could I afford to do this being just a hobby turner.
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