12 Apr. 1991|
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I'm leaning toward green stain from Stewart-MacDonald and Birchwood-Casey Tru-Oil gun stock finish. Well, I really like headstocks that match bodies: I think I will only do the face of the headstock green, and leave the rest of the neck raw, but for the oil finish. I learned that thick crap on my guitar was a sealer along the lines of Fullerplast or McFadden's, Polyesters used to speed up finishing and reduce costs. I've got to keep an eye on things, or it will melt the side dots right out of the wood. After the sanding and polishing and whatnot, there's gunk on the wood that no dry wiping will remove, and this can interfere with the stain.
You do not want to put it on your wood unless you are absolutely sure it's what you want.
You have to wet sand it, which means wiping a little water over the guitar surface and wetting the emery paper. And it seemed as though the stain went on better if I wiped the wood down just before staining.
The fine-grit papers seem to have a polishing effect, revealing more fine wood grain than could be seen before.
Supposedly, you would mix the entire bottle of stain with 2 quarts of alcohol or water, but I think that would be very, very thin.
I would imagine that if the wood was too smooth, stain or oil could have a hard time getting in there.