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AQUA FORTIS

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Skip Ellis, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Skip Ellis

    Skip Ellis Tele-Meister

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    Has anyone experimented with aqua fortis on curly maple on a guitar? It's the stuff the 18th century gun makers used on their Pennsylvania (Kentucky) rifles.
     
  2. Ronsonic

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    Looks great on those old rifles. Maybe l should try a neck.
     
  3. Glen Smith

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    I just read on Wikipedia about Aqua Fortis and it seems to be quite corrosive. I don't think I would want to be playing with that stuff!
     
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    What a pain to apply and finish it seems (thank you YouTube).
     
  6. albear

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    I have finished a guitar in aquafortis.

    Hey guys and gals,

    I know that this is way late (please excuse me) but I actually just finished my kit guitar with aqua fortis and darkened it up with birchwood casey walnut stain. Then I topped it off with about 40 coats of Tru Oil and then polished it with meguiars compound and polish for a nice finish. I know its not a telecaster, but will give you a good idea of what it could look like.
     

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  7. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nice looking guitar albear. Why not start your own thread?
    I'm sure lots of us would like to know more about it.


    And Welcome.
     
  8. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome Albear, did you denature the solvent after applying?
    Nice guitar.
     
  9. albear

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    Thanks src9000 I will do that!! :)

    I'm not sure I understand exactly what your talking about with the denaturing, but I applied the aqua fortis and waited until it dried, the applied a heat gun until I got the desired darkness. Then, coated the top with a damp clothe, sanded with steal wool, applied birch wood Casey walnut stain (water based) and waited for it to dry. More to come in another thread...
     

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