I ordered a Co-Lab from Monkeyfinger Design a few weeks ago, along with some custom string. Both are high quality products that deserve a beautifully written review to which I don’t feel I could do justice. But… BUT… In the same package was a tiny container labeled BUFF. This stuff, according to the description posted in the YYE Shop, “breathes new life into your return top.”
I recently received a used Wolverine Bear Vs. Man, and was quite disappointed in its finish. I asked around and found out that these were all done in a rather crude finish, compared to current day CLYW finishes. The finish was very dull and gritty to the touch. It felt like a dirty chalk board, for those of you that are old enough to remember chalk boards. I decided this as the perfect return top on which to try my new found BUFF.
I followed the directions that came with the package, and when I was finished, I was amazed at the results. This throw now has a glossy sheen with an incredibly smooth grinding surface, possibly even better than a new CLYW return top. And the colors! They are so much more vibrant! Before they were dull and very disappointing. Now they pop off of the throw in a way I never would have believed possible when I first saw it. I still can’t believe how great this thing looks! Plus, it has a subtly sweet honey scent. Here are some after pictures. I wish I had some good before pictures, but unfortunately, I don’t.