Stew Mac Epoxy?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Tbirdbassist, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. Can it be used to coat a Rosewood fretless fingerboard?

    I have defretted my Ibanez SR 190 and put maple lines in it and well... It wasn't the best job in the world and the glue didnt get all the way in the slots and some of them have brken off and are beggining to break off (the ones who didnt get enough glue). I dont wanna go through lining it again so I've decided to go epoxy.

    I noticed the Stew Mac slow-setting black epoxy and I was wondering if it would be ok to use it on an unusually string rosewood fingerboard? Or should I use the clear one?

    Im not worried about seeing were the fret lines are as I pretty much know this basses neck like the back of my hand.
  2. Bump.

    Seriously, NO ONE knows if this is good for coating a 22 fret lenght rosewood fingerboard??? :confused:
  3. Groundloop


    Jun 21, 2005
    Have you tried asking someone at Stew-Mac?
  4. why not just use regular epoxy? you can pick it up at pretty much any hardware store.
  5. ii7-V7


    Aug 4, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    I'm assuming that you want the stained black epoxy because you want the cover the maple lines. Another thing that you could consider is painting the board before you epoxy it, but I'm not sure if that wouldn't be harder in the end....unless you have some painting skills.
  6. why not experiment...

    get some black leather dye from your local shoe repair shop...mix a little in with some $2 epoxy and apply it over some light-colored scrap wood...see how it covers...check it for hardness...

    other thing you can do to help it, is to use the dye on the wood first, THEN apply the epoxy...

    you may have to do several applications of dye and light sanding, before the epoxy process..

    if this works...i suspect it might...then you can make your own black epoxy