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finishing tips

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by jozbass, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. jozbass


    Apr 21, 2006
    hello everyone, this is my 1st kit build and i need some advice in the finishing deptment. I have a t-bird body in black korina that i would like to stain? I want to have the wood grains visable but with some colour. What colour's of stain would take to this wood? Would i need to highlight the wood grain with a filler? Do i need a special stain? I also want a flat finish, how would i go about doing that? Any help would be a huge help. thanks:bassist:
  2. mahrous


    Aug 13, 2005
    highlighting wood grain would leave to a similar cerruse finish effect.

    i use only earthy powder stains dissolved in kerosene which is then finished by nitrocellulose/polyurethane sealers and lacquers. others use oil stains, water stains and so on.

    if you want to keep a visible wood grain, dont use acrylic/plastic finishes. those are the cheap looking stuff that Fender use.

    i also believe that applying the stain by hand (rather than sprayed) keeps the wood grain more visible and a less generic stain look.

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