I need a product and process that would produce a glass-like finish on a new product I want to produce. The product is small in size, 8 inches long and 1-1/2 inches in diameter made of cedar. I don't know much about wood finishing so the process needs to be relatively simple if possible. Any suggestions?
From contributor A:
It depends on your setup. If you are working out of a garage with little or no spray setup, you will want to use a product called Mirror Coat. Two part epoxy. I've never used it but I've seen products done with it.
If you are a pro with all the spray setup and everything, spray the thing with 3-5 coats of conversion varnish or two-part polyurethane (the 2k poly being the preferable choice). Sand it back hard with a good 220 paper to get a good grain fill. Use gloss. Let it cure overnight (give CV 48 hours). Use a rotary buffer (car buffer) with the polishing compounds used for buffing automotive paint.