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    Quote Originally Posted by CustomWes View Post
    Hey there terry, I think Mikeís advice on Reranch will get you a lot of info on the finishing. They have a forum where people share their finishing adventures.

    Best of luck
    Thanks, I will have a look.


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    One affordable and fairly easy-to-sand grain-filler (my second-favorite) is a slurry of Plastic Wood and lacquer thinner.

    My favorite filler is this:

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    Some swear by epoxy, but it takes forever to sand back. The number of grain-filler applications depends on on whether you want the clear coat to shrink/sink into the pores a bit to accentuate the grain with a bit of relief. If I want a glass-smooth top coat I do 3 or 4 applications of Aqua Coat, sanding back between each (if I'm working with Swamp Ash or Mahogany).
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    Quote Originally Posted by tele savalas View Post
    Some swear by epoxy, but it takes forever to sand back. The number of grain-filler applications depends on on whether you want the clear coat to shrink/sink into the pores a bit to accentuate the grain with a bit of relief. If I want a glass-smooth top coat I do 3 or 4 applications of Aqua Coat, sanding back between each (if I'm working with Swamp Ash or Mahogany).
    Yes my goal is to pop the grain slight amber tint and finish like glass... not sure which order to accomplish... grain fill, tint, finish (Poly or Tru Oil) ??


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    Have fun with the project, Terry!
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    The sequence depends on how you want to tint the wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tele savalas View Post
    The sequence depends on how you want to tint the wood.
    I want to tint light amber ... like this


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    That's not exactly what I meant. Dye, stain, etc. I spray dyes with an airbrush for any clear stain, including sunburst. What product do you intend to use to go from natural to amber?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tele savalas View Post
    That's not exactly what I meant. Dye, stain, etc. I spray dyes with an airbrush for any clear stain, including sunburst. What product do you intend to use to go from natural to amber?
    Not sure :) any recommendations?


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    If you were going to go with nitrocellulose lacquer, I'd recommend this:

    http://reranchstore.stores.yahoo.net/tinclearcoat.html

    But first I'd lay down some sanding sealer:

    http://reranchstore.stores.yahoo.net/sanandsealar.html

    These products would be compatible with the Minwax aerosol lacquer you can buy at Lowe's for the top coats:

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