Originally Posted by Waxwing
Black epoxy, huh? Wouldn't have thought of that. Can you buy black epoxy or do you have to mix something with it to make it black? Can you finish over it? It buffs out to a shine?
I use an epoxy pigment and a slow drying epoxy like mirror coat. Make sure you seal the wood before applying the epoxy or it can stain the wood around your inlay. To answer your question, just about any finish can be applied over the epoxy, and it will buff out to a high gloss on its own. Just give it at least 3 full days to dry
I use this stuff to tint the epoxy. http://m.woodcraft.com/Product/20045...ack-2--oz.aspx
I have recently had success with another method. I filled the dot holes of a guitar with black metal flake and dropped a couple drops of CA glue on top of the dry flake. It looks pretty cool, but I imagine this method wouldn't work so well for anything larger than a 1/4 inch dot.