Gellfex Posted June 29, 2011 Report Share Posted June 29, 2011 I've tried both Minwax red mahogany & red oak stains looking for that classic red SG color, and both are not nearly red enough, possibly due to the natural slight green tinge of poplar. I used to have a much redder mahogany but the mfr discontinued it. Do I need to use aniline dye, or is there some other line of stains I should look at? Also any comments about the most practical clear coat method would be appreciated. I do have a gravity fed HVLP gun and I was eying the can of "ready to spray lacquer" in the auto parts store. At $22 I suspect it's cheapest way to go except for a spraycan, but maybe I should go oil poly instead for a more durable finish, it's for a 12 year olds travel guitar. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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