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    DJP - flying v

    I've been working on a flamed maple top flying V kit, and as usual am behind with pics and diary.
    I started with the top about 6 weeks ago.
    Here is the flame after I popped it using black Keda dye, and a wet rag to wash off.
    Learned a lesson though - wet rag and thin veneer - veneer bubbled up a little in one spot. However, a clamp soon got it back in place and it stayed down - so all good.
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    I had decided on green. Deep emerald green top and British racing green / forest green body.
    Obtained Keda dye recipe for deep emerald green. The yellow element simply would not dissolve Just got big reddish lumps. Hours and hours trying. In the end I noticed that when I washed the mixing cup to try again, whilst washing it out it kinda got green around the undissolved lumps - so bunged the whole lot in and shook for about another hour then experimented diluting it.
    Ooh it looked a bit bright !
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    BUT ... whilst not really the deep green colour I wanted. I felt I could live with it.
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    Growing on me
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    Headstock seems OK too.
    Just a quick dusting of Nitro on it prior to adding logo.
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    That green has come up pretty nicely really. Brighter probably suits the style of guitar anyway,
    Build 1 - Shoegazer MK1 JMA-1
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    I like it too. The maple looks great.
    Build #1 - FVB4 - Build Diary
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    Build #3 - FBM-1 - Current - Build Diary
    Reworked Semi-scratch Explorer - Rebuild Diary
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    A polished clear coat will add a bit more depth to the green, as a rougher surface will scatter more light snd appear whiter. But it looks fine as it is to me.

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    Green seems to be the trickiest dye colour to get right on wood. But I like the way itís turned out.
    Current:
    GTH-1

    Completed:
    AST-1FB
    First Act ME276 (resurrected curb-side find)
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    Open D/Standard Double 6 twin neck

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    Yes - it seems a tough colour. But - I think it is now OK all in all. It has acrylic on it and has been sanded to 1200. Should look quite nice with a good final buff and polish.
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