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Unread 05-23-2024, 12:03 PM   #1
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Recently refinished a stock with Timberluxe and while drying (hung on a rafter) some dust/dirt had adhered to the finish. What's the best way to remove it? Can I sand with 1000 grit or 00000 steel wool and then wax. What's the best thing to do? Thanks
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Do they even make five 0 steel wool anymore?
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Gently with 0000 steel wool.





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Make sure the Timberlux is dry before you do anything. Whatever you use to take the dust down, there will likely be embedded fibers of it in the top coat, which will always make it look dull. You may have to take it down a bit, and apply another coat. Birchwood Casey makes a fine rubbing compound called Stock Sheen and Conditioner. I've had good luck using that, followed by waxing. Maybe not a BMD finish, but close.
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Wet sand it out with backed paper. Then touch it up accordingly.
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What is meant by “backed paper”?
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Not a solid hard sanding block but a padded sandpaper.





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What is meant by “backed paper”?
I mean backed with something flat like a sanding block. So that it will knock down the flaws level with the surrounding surface. But for minor dust, just your finger would really be fine.
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My old shop is dusty, too. "Old style", hand rubbed oil finishes were always subject to ending up with dust embedded. I even built a drying cabinet with a light bulb for heat and to help keep dust away while they dried.

My latest method in the learning curve is using the Phil Pilkington style finishing in which you sand in the finish with progressively finer grit wet/dry paper, then wipe off with brown, lint free paper napkins. It has totally eliminated the dust/trash problem for me. I will never go back to the old way I did it.
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