hi, I'm going to dye a body with Colortone liquid black dye. I've used it before with water, but that raises the grain something fierce, and then when you sand the hair back, it takes some of the color with it. :neutral: This time, I thought I'd try alcohol. As I live in Japan, sometimes I have trouble finding stuff that I could quickly locate back in the States. Also, things can be priced quite differently here. :neutral::neutral: Anyway, looking for de-natured alcohol, I found two products. One seems to be alcohol for like alcohol burners and stuff. It's about 77% methanol, 21% ethanol, and just a "taste" of isopropyl alcohol. (BTW, for some reason, though the numbers don't quite add up to 100%, these are the only ingredients listed. ). That stuff's about 4 bucks a pint. The other thing I found was pure ethanol, which was 15 bucks a pint. Naturally, I bought the cheap stuff. But now that I have, I want y'all to tell me if it'll work for dyeing a guitar body. Also, I'm putting it on some Indonesian mahogany. Do I need to pre-wet the body (with the alcohol) before dyeing?