Rick500 Posted June 18, 2007 Report Share Posted June 18, 2007 (edited) I've been looking through tons of posts about grain filler, Tru-Oil, mahogany, sanding sealer, and various combinations thereof, and I think I'm more confused by the choices than when I started. (I do appreciate those who answered some of my previous questions on the subject. Thanks!) Here's the ribbon mahogany body to be finished (the cavity cover split; I'm making a new one...pay no attention ): The only thing I know for sure is that I'm going to use Tru-Oil. I *think* what I need to do is use CA or epoxy to grain fill, then do a bunch of applications of Tru-Oil. I haven't decided whether I want to use a clear grain filler, or if a dark reddish brown might be cool. I know I can tint epoxy. Can I tint CA, and if so, with what? Is either CA or epoxy easier and/or better than the other, used as a grain filler? Or would I be better off with something else altogether? Do I need to apply a sanding sealer first, then grain fill with something, then Tru-Oil? I've looked up all this stuff and found suggestions here and there (sometimes conflicting), so I figured I would lay everything out here in one post and try to come to a plan. I know there are lots of ways to do this, but I'm hoping someone can suggest a few steps that are likely to produce a good outcome. Thanks! Edited March 9, 2008 by Rick500 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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