I recently completed my first lacquer job, a partial refinish (back and sides) and after much sturm und drang I finally thought I completed it and did a reasonably good job. Afterwards I swore off lacquer completely (not liquor, LACQUER! ) I have come to the conclusion that it is not the finish for me; any future projects will be more amateur-friendly products. But as I was going over my project, perfectionist and nit-picker that I am, I noticed a funny looking place about the size of an elongated quarter. It looked matte (the rest of the 10 coat finish is polished to a very high gloss) and a bit lower than the rest. I did a drop fill with some additional lacquer and let it dry overnight. In the morning, I discovered that the spot was unchanged and the additional lacquer had pushed off to either side of the spot, forming little "walls" of lacquer around it. I now have an obvious crater. It's almost as if the spot is rejecting the lacquer. Any insights on exactly what may be happening and how to correct it would be appreciated!