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I'm a little confused on a grain filler issue.

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:38 pm    Post subject: I'm a little confused on a grain filler issue. Reply with quote

I'm sure this had been discussed, so my apologies if it has been.

I've read on several boards that builders have used Durhams Rock Hard Water
Putty as a grain filler, as well as Bondo. But I was told no, not to use those.

I'm doing a mahogany neck and an acoustic with rosewood back and sides.

This is one recipe I was given. I'll be using gloss nitro clear coat
Mahogany neck
1. Sand
2. Stain to desired color
3. Spray two light coats of sanding sealer. I use Behlins vinyl sanding sealer.
4. Lightly scuff sand
5. Apply grain/pore filler ( if I can use Durhams, I'll color it with dye, in this
I have the brand Rockler carries. I'm using dark Walnut.
6. After grain filling and sanding to level. Apply two more lights coat of sealer,and scuff again
7. Start clear coat application.

I realize there are many different recipes and procedures, but I guess what I'm really looking for is, can I use Durhams as my filler?

How about using it for the rosewood?

I'm not staining the rosewood. I'm going straight to sealer, and then filler that has been colored. I using the same basic recipe as the mahogany, just not staining it before the filler application.


How about the top? I don't think Spruce doesn't need grain filling, but do I deal it before applying cleat coats?



Thanks guys!
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