I have been using water-borne finish (KTM-9) because of the difficulty in using lacquer in a safe manner. I do not have experience (say, as a cabinet maker) in producing really nice finish. My finishes come out kind of blotchy -- some parts glossy and other parts a bit dull. I wonder if I am not getting the surface flat before buffing? This seems kind of difficult with wood that is a little concave/convex due to bending, clamping, etc. Any hints/wisdom/common sense you can share with me?
Also, it seems like when I tried wet sanding on the KTM-9 after it had set up for 2 weeks, the finish quickly dulled -- is that what it is supposed to do? Or do you have to wait more than 2 weeks to wet sand?
Thanks in advance,