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"Stain Type" Clear Coat?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by billfoss, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. billfoss


    Jan 7, 2006
    Hi All,
    I live in the windy and dusty southwest. The conditions are not good for spraying a clear finish. I've sanded and stained a body and am wondering.....Is there a good "stain type" gloss or satin finish that can be applied like stain, brushed on and wiped off?
  2. Look into tung oil- although it won't be completely clear, IME. I think you can wipe on polyurethane as well.
  3. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    Most dyes that I know of, could be mixed with a lacquer, or if you don't mind gradual yellowing, schallac.
    Wipe on poly will do it, like previously mentioned.

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