Getting rid of light over spray

Matt Clara

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Almost done with my current build, I decided I didn't like the finish on the peg head, so I loosely wrapped the uke in butcher's paper and resprayed the peg head. I find that on one side of the uke on the waist it's a little bit bumpy now from over spray. I plan on just polishing it out when I polish the peg head, maybe starting at 1000 grit, 1500, 2000, medium polishing compound and then fine. All very lightly, though, as I don't want to polish through. Referring to the over spray area here, not the peg head. That'll get a more complete workup. Is there another way I should be approaching this? Thanks.
 

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o·ver·spray
/ˈōvərˌsprā/

noun
  1. excess paint or other liquid which spreads or blows beyond an area being sprayed.
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Surely someone here has had to deal with this before?
 

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Hey Matt, I suspect that most people are a bit hesitant to answer because this can be iffy. Most of the time, a light sanding is all you need, but sometimes those over spray droplets can burn deep into the existing finish, carrying impurities and are a bitch to get rid of. Good luck.
Brad
 

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Thanks Brad. It came right out, started at 1200, 1500, 2000, then medium and fine polishing compounds, all with a light touch.