MinWax Wipe-On Poly advice

Hi, I have some MinWax Wipe-On Poly that I want to try on a project and am looking for some application tips. Do most of you just go by the instructions on the can or are there better methods? I got some great advice regarding Watco Danish Oil application and thought some of you may have some good advice regarding this poly. Thanks.
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I've used cheese-cloth to apply this with good results.
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I use a clean, white cotton rag, or cheesecloth, about 9x9, folded into a pad about 3x3. The rag gets stored in a ziplock bag in between coats, so the rag lasts for an entire project.
FWIW, I don't use "wipe-on" poly, simply regular poly cut 50/50 with paint thinner.
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As far as I can tell, wipe on poly is just regular polyurethane thinned with mineral spirits 50/50. It produces a very thin coat, but can be recoated in about 4-6 hours depending on temp and humidity. I use 0000 steel wool very lightly between coats and it gets rid of dust nibs, etc and leaves a really smooth finish. I have used everything from paper towels to socks to apply it, but old tee shirts seem to work best for me. I have had the best luck with the gloss instead of the satin, and just rub with steel wool and paste wax to cut the shine a little. Let it cure for a week or more before you rub out the gloss with the steel wool and wax.
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Paper towel, the cheapest sort, works great for application as long as you have properly sanded work. I use one of those extra fine sanding sponges with mineral spirits as a lube when sanding between coats. Half a sponge, kept in a container with some spirits to wash it lasts a _very_ long time.
The gloss is more transparent, of course, and you _can_ use steel wool of you like. I just hate the stuff, so I use pumice on an oiled rag.

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I've used the product and really like it. At the time I first applied the poly, about the only lint free rag I had was a new auto detailing rag. I used part of that rag and was very happy with the results. Haven't tried anything else since the auto polish rag worked so well.
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