BruWallbillich Posted December 3, 2008 Report Share Posted December 3, 2008 I'd like to refinish a guitar body I built a few years ago. It has a maple top and mahogany back. I applied ColorTone stain directly to the maple and sprayed it many times with their spray can Guitar Lacquer. It's dinged up and I wore through the nitrocellulose laquer in a spot. Is it possible to sand away the stain or is it going to be impossible to remove because I rubbed it directly into the wood when I first finished it? I ask because I'm considering a natural finish. If I can't sand through the stain, maybe I could do a hand rubbed sunburst since the base color is already yellow. If I strip away the lacquer and try to apply stain around the edges will it bleed into the yellow that's already there? I finished a previous solid mahogany guitar with many coats of wipe on poly. I didn't get as high of a gloss but it looks good and has held up well. Could I used wipe on poly over ColorTone stain? Here is a picture of my guitar: Visit My Website Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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