Gents, I have been fighting an uphill battle and scratching my head at the dismal progress of a new Sam Black. Being a woefully underpaid colonial reservist cavalry officer, we tend to purchase cheap Pakistani buffalo leather belts and then work up epic amounts of elbow sweat making them presentable. The current thinking is a liberal application of wet & dry sandpaper, followed by rigid adherence to the Butler's Bulling guide from ARSSEPedia. However, the wet & dry is working admirably on some areas of the belt, on others it has merely drawn imperfections from the leather, leaving me with a poor, rough surface to bull. Have you any advice on how to tackle these imperfections in a Sam Black, as traditional methods such as burning merely cause damage/shrinkage.