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    Making the grain pop

    Question for the brains department.
    I have a AST-1QB Kit amd Dingo Tone stain not sure of the name,its a red colour.
    How to i get the grain to pop under the colour.

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    Maybe dozymuppet will chime in here...

    He did a "Q" top that I'm still envious of!

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    Oh hey that's me...

    I used U-Beaut water-based dyes. I did an initial diluted coat of the (green) black, and carefully sanded that back once dry. So rather than grain filler, use dye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dozymuppet View Post
    Oh hey that's me...

    I used U-Beaut water-based dyes. I did an initial diluted coat of the (green) black, and carefully sanded that back once dry. So rather than grain filler, use dye.

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    Hey Dozymoppet, just to get it right from looking at your buildpage: did you stain black, lightly sanded back, then green, lightly sanded back, then final colour?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RocknRolf View Post
    Hey Dozymoppet, just to get it right from looking at your buildpage: did you stain black, lightly sanded back, then green, lightly sanded back, then final colour?

    Thanks!
    Not to step on dozy's toes here, but U-beaut calls their black timber dye "green black" (huh???) Yeah, I know...

    I can't say what the technical reason is, but I know from using it that there is a slight green tinge to it when wet, but dries black.
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    Yep, what he said.

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    Soooo single layer application, sand back, then final colour? Haha

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    Simple enough, even for me.

    If you're in the US: http://www.ubeaut.com.au/distribs.htm#USA

    And if you're in Canukistan: https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools

    Seems pretty available around the EU and UK as well.
    Last edited by dmoose5835; 08-12-2021 at 08:02 AM. Reason: Found a list of USA vendors

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    Hey Dozymoppet,
    Did you wet down the top first as per on the website or straight into the dye.

    Bundy

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    Straight on with the dye. It's water based, so it will probably make the grain raise a bit, which you will then lightly sand back.

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