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Welcome to MSW Sparky2041   It would be very kind if you would please post a little intro in the new member section.

What ship/year/etc is your model?  Many models we see are shined but keep in mind before the advent of fiberglass and gelcoat, a high shine finish was not all that common.  (Polished teak may be an exception)    Look at photos of contemporary  models.  A muted finish seems to be the norm.   Sandpaper down to perhaps 400 or 600 grit seems to be sufficient for most modelers.  After thoroughly cleaning up any saw dust, an eggshell or matte finish using a spray or brush should do the trick.   3 or 4 coats of a properly applied spray usually looks best not having the worry of brush strokes.  Just my two cents.   In the end put on a finish that YOU like.


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