fookgub Posted February 19, 2009 Report Share Posted February 19, 2009 I used the Stew-Mac fingerboard dye for the first time to darken a Les Paul fingerboard last night, and, contrary to Stew-Mac's claims, the dye didn't wipe off the inlays. Here's what I did: 1. Sand out the fretboard to 600 grit 2. Apply a little dye to a blue shop towel and wipe on a thin layer 3. Wipe off the excess with a clean towel 4. Repeat 2 & 3 I'm thinking I could sand out the fingerboard with 800 grit, and that would probably get the dye off the inlays. I don't know how deeply the dye penetrates the wood, though, and I'd rather not remove it from the fingboard itself. I've been picking at the dyed inlays with fingernails and bits of sandpaper, and the dye is really on there good. Any ideas? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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