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    Coolangatta Gold to Amber recipe!

    Hi Dingotone stain experts,
    I can't see any reference to what type of stain Dingotone is - I assume it's alcohol based, but maybe it's water?
    Anybody know?
    I want to add some red and brown stain to the Coolangatta Gold I have, to make a vintage amber stain for my build, which is a flame maple veneer back and front on a GR-1SF - my build thread is here, with a pic of the desired shade on the first page.
    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.a...ad.php?t=11121
    Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree, and should simply be applying shellac?
    Any help with this is gratefully accepted...
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    Hi Harmoniser,

    DT is an oil based product with no chemical driers which makes it unique, but it also takes about 5 to 7 days for each coat to cure.

    I do not think that you will need to add any further stains to the Coolangatta gold to get a vintage amber type look, that being said , its all subjective.

    I've seen your tests, its a bit hard to see what its going to look like until you put all of the coats one, in succession after each coat cures. With DT I usually put on 3 to 4 stain coats, then 3 - 4 intensifying coats. Then you'll see how dark it is.

    If you still don't think it's very vintage amber, don't use the DT Finishing coats, use Tru oil instead. After about 3 to 6 months the Tru oil will 'amber up" over the Coolangatta gold.

    Hope that helps
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    Well said Andy.

    Cheers Waz

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    Hey Waz, I was going to put a link to your Explorer build so he could see what CG looks like, but I couldn't find it.
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    Hi Andy,
    Build # 2 in my signature.
    Great example of how the colour aged after using Tru Oil as a top coat. These shots were taken one year ago.
    Cheers Waz

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