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    That looks good.

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    First Stain Coat

    It was another week of sanding in the evenings when I had a spare minute. Getting to the end of the school year so I'm very busy at the moment.
    I got the first coat of Dingotone Karijini Red on the guitar. Looks good so far but I am planning to apply again to intensify the colour. Temperature today is around 25 and around 32 predicted for tomorrow so should be ideal drying conditions. It'll be at least 3-4 days before I can get to it again anyway.

    Sanded and ready to go:


    The light is really bad in the garage so it was hard to see on the camera. But here it is:




    Unfortunately I had a little accident. I had a practice at hanging the guitar before staining just to see I could do it easily enough. After staining I hadn't take into account that my hands were gloved and slippy from the stain so the string slipped and the guitar crashed to the floor. I got pretty lucky though and came out with 1 ding between the bridge and saddle post locations. This will need some attention before the next coat:


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    Looking good (other than that ding!).

    Presumably you have a soldering iron. I reckon you'd be able stem out dang near all of that dint.

    Just hold a bit of damp rag (not soaking wet) on the ding and hold the soldering iron to the rag for a few seconds, check the ding, repeat as needed. Do it in small sections, don't try and get the whole ding out all at once.
    If you have a search, there are YT videos that show this process in more detail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McCreed View Post
    Looking good (other than that ding!).

    Presumably you have a soldering iron. I reckon you'd be able stem out dang near all of that dint.

    Just hold a bit of damp rag (not soaking wet) on the ding and hold the soldering iron to the rag for a few seconds, check the ding, repeat as needed. Do it in small sections, don't try and get the whole ding out all at once.
    If you have a search, there are YT videos that show this process in more detail.
    Thanks McCreed,

    Yes, I do have a soldering iron. Good to know that there is a solution that doesn't involve sanding it right back.

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    Looking good so far except for the ding which should be easy to fix.

    With DT humidity is more the enemy rather than temperature during warmer weather. Need to be very, very patient allowing plenty of time between coats. From personal experience I would recommend 7 - 10 days between coats. Sounds a long time but if you rush things it will end up in tears and lots of swearing further down the track when you discover prior coats were still green and not fully cured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wazkelly View Post
    Looking good so far except for the ding which should be easy to fix.

    With DT humidity is more the enemy rather than temperature during warmer weather. Need to be very, very patient allowing plenty of time between coats. From personal experience I would recommend 7 - 10 days between coats. Sounds a long time but if you rush things it will end up in tears and lots of swearing further down the track when you discover prior coats were still green and not fully cured.

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    Thanks Waz,

    Luckily enough I am really busy at the moment so rushing is not an option. Hopefully I can remain patient when the summer break hits!
    Humidity is not too bad where I am (Central Coast NSW) but it is coming up for the time of year where it's at its worst.

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    1st Coat on the Neck

    Sanded to 400grit and applied Dingotone colourless Neck finish.





    As with the body, I'll be leaving it until at least next weekend before putting on another coat.
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    How'd you go with the dent?
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