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I have grain filled the mahogany parts of my les paul. i followed the directions on the side of the can, thinning with mineral spirits, then waiting for it to dry a bit, then wiping it off against the grain. its been 5 hours or so, and there is a now a filmy white residue on the guitar which isn't really dry. can i wipe this off with mineral spirits, does it harden and then i can sand it off?

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I believe the oil-based pore-filler needs to dry overnight, then sand it level.

The water-based stuff dries really quick, like within an hour.

PS, with oil-based filler, you're supposed to wait a week to ten days for all the solvent to evaporate before you apply any type of finish. :D

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