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  1. I'm thinking like you Prostheta. I started to sand the oil finish completely, even if i have to sand the stain too. I don't mind doing it again. In addition, with the oil, the blue turned green. I will radically change the finish for this guitar. It will be a finish that does not yellow, so a water-based finish. The most annoying thing for me is knowing how deep to sand the wood to remove the oil. What will annoye me is to redo the pore sealing again. It was a unpleasent, long and dirty phase...
  2. yes, blue stain with raised grain by black wood filler...
  3. I can confirm what you says Bizman62. I can feel with my finger the little droplets. I'm also able to see them. The real question for me now is how to go back with this product?
  4. No, i didn't shake the oil I know that it's not recommended for polyurethane because it cause bubbles. What's the risk when it's not shaken well?
  5. Hi, the oil used is the "penetration oil finish" created and provided by Crimson Guitars". It was recommended to me by several amateur luthier. It look like tru-oil. I'm a litlle confused because between each coats, i waited many more time that specified by the recommandations (several days even if the recommandations specified 4 / 6 hours between coats). In addition, I was careful to remove all the oil excess until nothing appeared on the towels. I used the tru-oil on my neck. It's the same process and i didn't had this problem. Honestly, I'm not sure I want to reapply this p
  6. Hi, yes, for every coat i wipe all the excess when it became tacky. That's why i'm surprised that it's still sticky. Concerning the solvent. i mean apply the oil. The solvent contained in the oil dissolves the layer below. Then i can wipe off and remove some of the oil that does not dry out. I have heard about this method before for the same problem as me with Danish oil. I don't know if this can work with my case.
  7. Hi, i used an oil finish on my guitar and the three first coats goes well. I let dry several days between each coats. But since the fourth coat, after 15 days, the surface of the guitar stay sticky. I'm even be able to mark the finish just with little taps with the flat of my nails!!! Do I have to wait longer for drying (the last few weeks have been very wet), reapply oil and wipe off immediately (reactivate the solvent) or sand everything and start again? Thank you for your help!!! Best regards,
  8. Hello everybody, First, thank you for all your answers. I see that the subject has drifted on the accuracy of the terms. So to clarify, yes I am French but i live in Canada since 10 years. I am neither a luthier nor a woodworker. The terms that I use, I learned them by doing research on the internet. When i search on the internet "raising grain" or "enhanced grain", I found what I want. So I considered that these words are the right ones for that. I’m agree with you, in the internet, there is a lot of people that are using approximative terms but a deal with it. For example, aft
  9. Hi, I'm starting the finish for my seamp ash guitar body and i want to raise the grain and dye after (blue). I will stain the wood filler with black before to apply to the wood. I want to know if there is a difference between using a water based woof filler (such as timber mart) or a latex wood filler? Did the process stay the same: wood filler first and dye after? thank you for your answers!!!
  10. Hi, i'm finishin my guitar body and i want to enhance the wood grain (swamp ash) with a black grain filler. After, i'll apply a blue dye. I made a lot od research about the preparation of the wood and most of the people sand the wood sucessively with 150, 180 and 220 grit. However, when i look the wood into the light i can see little scratches made by the 220 sand paper. Is this a problem? I already finished the neck and the sanding was with an higher range for the sand paper (600/800). thank you for your help.
  11. first, i'm curious. I've never tried a neck finished with tru-oil and i heard a lot of good thing about this. I have a guitar and a bass but i think that the necks are finished with poly. So i would like to test a neck with tru oil. The second point is that it's nor necessary to have a space ventilated such as for nitro or poly. I didn't have a ventilated place. So tru oil is very convenient for me. Acrylic finish can be less toxic than poly or nitro but i didn't found a lot of personne that use this kind of stuff for the neck. So i don't know if it's really the best choice for the neck a
  12. Hi, I’m building my first own guitar and I bought an unfinished maple guitar neck (neck and fretboard). To finish it, I would like to use tru oil. However, maple fretboard needs to be protected by an waterproof layer to avoid dirty stain on the wood. Tru oil is not a real oil because it became hard but can it provide a sufficient protective layer for maple? If it’s not the case, can apply tru oil just on the neck part and use acrylic or polyurethane lacquer for the fretboard? Personally, I don’t seed any difficulties but perhaps I’m too confident. Has anyone ever done that
  13. Hi, I'm looking for polyurethane instead of Nitro because it's less toxic. However, i'm not sure that it's easy to get Nitrocellulose in Canada because of it's toxicity. In addition, Nitro turn to yellow. I Think that poly too but it take more time. Acrylic don't turn to yellow but i have doubts about its wood protection properties.
  14. Hi everybody, I'm from Canada and i'm finishing my first electric guitar (hope that it's not the last!!!). I looking for a satin or semi gloss lacquer for my guitar solid body. However, since it's my first guitar, I don't have all the material to make one completely. I will equip myself gradually with the next guitars. For the finishing, i don't have a spray gun so i have to deal with lacquer in spray can. I'm looking for clear (satin or semi-gloss) polyurethane lacquer (no-yellowing) in spray can which is available in hardware store in canada. I find this: Varathane Diamond Wo
  15. Hi everybody, i'm building my own electric guitar. I have some questions about neck installation, especialy for the drilling. 1- for the solid body, i have to drill the holes larger than the screws but how many? 2- for the neck it's the inverse, i have to drill holes (to avoid wood rupture) smaller than the screws but how many? Thank you for you answers.
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