I'd say it depends on how 'perfect' a job you want to do. 2/4 weeks, depending on temp and humidity would be ideal, as the finish will continue to gas off and shrink. If you level and buff it now, it will look perfectly flat, but later on the finish will sink around the logo, etc. Not a deal killer to me at all to move faster--but it's about making sure the finish isn't too soft that you make fine striations while you're wet sanding. You won't see them until the buffing begins. Another plus for Minwax nitro lacquer--I used it on bakelite pickguards and buffed them out after a couple of days. Mind you it was in the driest and hottest part of the year.