What are you guys using and why.
I'm two weeks into attempting to attain that deep glass look on the bass bins for the last build. The top and front has taken fifteen+ coats of poly to fill most all the imperfections and eliminate orange peel on the pine and poplar box. Get up extra early to brush on a coat in the morning then after work hit it with a sanding block and another coat. The tiny seams between the different woods and the knots in the pine are the largest offenders, but I like the knots. They add character. The seams, I don't know why they are being such a pain but those tiny little lines really stick out.
Digging around and it looks like a grain filler would eliminate much of this issue.
Really like the almost instant dry time of the uv cured stuff but one site says to use only uv cured clear coats and lacquer cannot be used. The uv cured stuff is more expensive, especially if you have to
use their clear coats, and it's not available locally so s&h adds even more to the cost.
Which brings up another question; What kinds of clear coats work well with what kinds of grain sealer?