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how do i use this ?
The final step in the process of sanding a surfboard to a high gloss, polishing requires use of surfboard polish and polishing pad. Besides these two components, the polishing step is essentially the same as the compounding step with a wool bonnet. Details on the process can be found on our Surfboard Building Guide. Work section by section, and don’t forget the rails. Once the polish has dried to a haze, you buff it off with your polisher and you won’t believe your eyes. The board will be back to it’s original post-gloss shine.
Can I do this by hand
Purple Haze Surfboard Hi-Gloss Polish can be applied by hand. However, to achieve the best result it is best applied with a Greenlight surf supply Sander/ Polisher.
Hello, I recently ordered both the surfboard polishing compound and the purple haze polish from you, however I am having a hard time achieving a high gloss finish that is as glossy as the gloss coat of resin. Could you provide further instruction on how to optimally use your product? Thanks!
When using Purple Haze Compound and Polish there is a system to it. Most people use a polisher a high speed thinking that it will cut faster. The correct method is to use the compound first with a wool bonnet and have the polisher on slow setting. The compound needs to be worked slowly to heat the components and allow the cutting to remove the scratches. Break up the board into sections so it is all worked at a low speed and removes the scratches. Then you will move to the polish and fine polishing pad. You repeat the same sytem and watch the luster come out.
In order to achieve a glossy finish you should sand up to at least 1000 grit sandpaper.