I’ve been finishing an english walnut rifle stock using Permalyn. Pores are filled and the finish has a nice luster with many coats being wet-sanded in with 800, 1500, and soon, 2000 gr paper. After the wet sanding, the excess (like 99.9%) of the wet finish is wiped off with a lint-free paper napkin. I am not entirely happy with it however. There are some streaks or patches that, in the right light, look like dull blotches. No amount of wet sanding with finish seems to make them go away. Perhaps, I am just not patient enough, but I don’t know where they came from and I don’t know how to get rid of them.
Any suggestions would be welcome.
The current finish at 1500 grit is a nice luster but a bit less than semigloss. I would like it to be a bit glossier without being a full gloss. Maybe 2000 grit will get me there. But if not, will rottenstone?
How does rottenstone compare to paper grits?
Is pumice finer than rottenstone?