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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:34 pm 
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Hi All,

Getting to the end of my build, and I'm wondering what type of pore filler I should use on my Indian Rosewood. I'm leaning towards Behlen Pore-O-Pac, since I'm doing a nitro finish. I'm wondering what you all think? Also, am I correct in not sealing the guitar before I use pore filler since I'm using nitro?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:08 am 
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Pore-o-pac would be a good choice. I always sandwich my pore fillers between coats of sealer.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:26 am 
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B. Howard wrote:
Pore-o-pac would be a good choice. I always sandwich my pore fillers between coats of sealer.


Hey Brian, what sealer do you use, and how many coats do you use between the pore filler?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:22 pm 
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I use Pore o Paw and use the vinyl sealer. I use mowhawk and Behlens products
Jasco is also pretty good.

I use natural so I can custom color the filler. I use Minwax stain ( the mineral spirit base ) works well with the Pore o paq. If you are trying to do a martin style color I use
1 special Walnut from minwas
2 Dark walnut
I apply this with a brush but have used old credit cards. I allow the filler to flash then start to rub it into the wood. I will examine it very close and look for missed grain pockets. If it looks good I do it one more time.

a few drops of each into about 3 tablespoons of filler and work this up with a plastic fork to get a mix similar to Hersheys syrup. Then I add a few drops of Naphtha into this to aid flashing. I do a side then the back. I will often stain the wood first then hit a coat of sealer. Then I do the filling and hit another coat of sealer .

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:16 am 
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mike288 wrote:
B. Howard wrote:
Pore-o-pac would be a good choice. I always sandwich my pore fillers between coats of sealer.


Hey Brian, what sealer do you use, and how many coats do you use between the pore filler?


You should use the sealer that is recommended for under the finish you are using.

I use one wet coat under and one over the filler.

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