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StewMac Red Mahogany color tone stain

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by cstar, Nov 25, 2013.


  1. cstar

    cstar

    Dec 21, 2011
    Hey guys,

    I jumped the gun and bought a bottle of StewMac colortone dye before I thought a few things through:

    I bought a bottle of their Red Mahogany color. Does anyone have any example pictures they can share with me so I can see the color on an instrument? I'm going for a 70's Fender Walnut stain color.

    Also, can this stain be mixed with Tung Oil? I'd be using Behlen's pure Tung oil, also purchased from StewMac. (To my knowledge this is 100% Tung oil with no drying agents, etc.)

    Also, what prep should I carry out before staining, assuming the dye can be mixed with Tung Oil?

    My reasons for wanting to mix it with Tung Oil are pretty simple.. that the bass body I want to stain already has a many-coated Tung oil finish applied to it, I like Tung Oil, and I don't have a sprayer or any way of mixing the dye with nitro/laquer.

    I have a lot of small ash scraps that I will probably test this on regardless of whether or not it should work, for curiosity.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. honza992

    honza992 Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2006
    Did you ever apply the colortone with the Tung Oil, I'd be interested how in turned out?