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seal or fill first?
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dcbaisden

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does it matter which you do first?

Jun 22, 07 | 10:14 am
Ken Cierp

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If you are not staining --- usually, seal first.

What kind of finishing system are you using? Make sure you follow the "MANUFACTURER'S" compatibility and finishing schedule -- Do No Finish your guitar based on "hear say" --- you will be sorry. Two Cents

Ken

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Jun 22, 07 | 10:44 am
dcbaisden

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Thanks Ken. I am using nitro laquer.. not water base.
the filler and sealer natural, I got from grizzly. John halls recommendation.
i also have stew mac finishing book.
as a guide. Just confused on the first step.
Dave

Jun 22, 07 | 1:26 pm
Ken Cierp

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Sometimes washcoat and seal coat are used interchangably. If you are using Mcfadden's or Behlens the vinyl sealer can be thinned and used as a wash coat prior to pore filling. I'd check with John H. usually if a Mahogany neck is left unstained the pore filler should be the same color as the natural pores of the wood -- in the case of Mahogany it is brown or walnut. Sealing the wood first prevents the stain in the pore filler from discoloring the rest of the wood. Natural pore filler on Rosewood will show up as light speckles. I am assuming you are using oil based paste filler -- correct?

Ken

Jun 22, 07 | 1:56 pm
dcbaisden

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yes> and I am going to stain first using a dark wlnut stain.
I have Behlens sealer. use 3 to 4 drops of naphta to a tablespoon of sealer for a wash.
thanks Dave

Jun 22, 07 | 3:14 pm



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