Aniline Dyed A Les Paul And Didn't Get The Results

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  1. Sinster

    Sinster New Member

    Oct 19, 2013
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    I'm using these dyes

    This is my second attempt of trying to do a burst with dye. One of the issue I'm running into is that I can't get the grain to pop. The other issue is when I sand back the dye the maple stains and looks dirty.

    Here's a picture the amber is a little too dark, but I can make it lighter. You can see the blotchy of when I sanded the first coat back

    I prepped the top 220 and then went to 320. I used Naphtha to clean the top. I then applied the dye and let it dry overnight. I then sanded the first coat, but the grain didn't pop. Before I go back to a solid color any suggestions out there.

    Here it is before applying the dye

    I followed the instruction from a lot of YouTube videos.

    Here's a few that I watch a few times.

  2. GuitarBuilder

    GuitarBuilder Member

    May 16, 2013
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    Did you dilute the dye? It looks like it was too concentrated.

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