Tomorrow I'll be sanding several boards. I put the hot coat on today.
After sanding, I want to apply a "gloss" coat (or whatever it might be called) with the same resin I've used to laminate and to hot coat. I hear that's what gives Hawaiian-made boards their final surface termination (like Arakawa, Minami, T&C, etc; those are some of the boards sold in shops here in Puerto Rico).
Let me say this: I do not want a true gloss/ultra-polished finish; I just want to seal the little air pores that might be left from my shitty lamination, and of course make the board a little stronger and prettier.
1-What proportions of waxol will I use on this final coat? Should I thin out the resin with acetone? Should I thin out the resin with styrene? (I am running very low on waxol and resin, and will need to be very exact.)
2-Should I wipe the board with a little acetone after I'm done with the sanding, before the final coat I'm asking about?
3-What steps can I take to minimize the weight that I'll be adding to the surfboard with the final coat of resin I'm asking about?
Thanks in advance.