I always loved Piano finished cherry wood or rose wood speakers. But 90% of them are out of my price range. For the longest time I have been considering doing a lacquer finish over the original cherry stain. I was googling how to do it when I cam across a guy who greatly improved his Lsi7 just by hand polishing them with some automotive polishing compounds. I used paint and detail cars so I had the same compound he used as well as a random orbit polisher and a high speed buffer.
So I took this guys idea and went one step further. I tested it by flipping over my center channel, hit with the high speed buffer and the polished it out with the random orbit. I did a 3 step process vs his 1 step. It came out great. So I did the rest of my setup.
In the process of
Side by side comparison of the difference
No Photoshop I swear, thats just the finish
It took about 5hrs to do. I already had the tools and materials so it cost me nothing. If anyone is interested in doing it let me know I can offer some assistance