I suppose you have a weekly grain filling thread in these parts, but all I found don't quite solve my problem. I have a swamp ash body that used to have a tru-oil finish on it, that I stripped and am planning to re-finish it in nitro. In the end I want an amber clear finish. I need to fill the grain somehow, but I'm running into trouble with the grain filler being too light in color. I have R&F/dartfords "ash" water based grain filler. The stock was too light so I mixed it with dartfords water based amber dye, but that is too light itself and even concentrating it by cooking it I only get a yellow, rather than dark brown fill. All I want is for the grain fill to be invisible or perhaps *slightly* accenting. Should I simply get a darker water based dye and try to dye the grain filler dark brown? I'm afraid the dye will darken the light ash wood. Or should I go for something clear for grain filling? I do have dried out BC sealer&filler that I can probably thin with acetone but Simon at R&F advocated against using that. Thanks a lot!