masterpuppets Posted February 2, 2006 Report Share Posted February 2, 2006 Hello everyone! I just ordered a Warmoth guitar body/neck and,becuase I do not have a good place to use any spraying equipment of any sort,wish to finish these 2 by hand primarily.I am thinking sort of the "Gibson Wine Red" look,since they are both Mahogany.By looking around,I found some great info on this forum,but am still not sure how to do this.Here is one way: 1.Prep body(sanding) 2.Apply grain filler 3.Apply desired color of water-soluble dye 4.Many coats of Tung Oil as clear 5.Buff this to nice shine If I wanted to use Tru-Oil as my finish,instead of this,can I tint it's color with the dye? Or would I follow the steps above and use this in place of Tung Oil? My next question is,why does the grain filler need to be a darker shade for mahogany? Does it bring out the grain pattern more,once the dye is applied? And the final question:if I decide to go with a blue color,would I have to bleach the wood first? And at which point,after initial wood preperation,would this be done? I have basically no experience doing this to a guitar,which is probably obvious haha! Just want to get some ideas from all you experienced folks here! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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