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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by reddy2300, Nov 19, 2019.
Reranch's MKW was also what I used. Go evenly, but very cautiously!
Rosewood. Chrome hardware. Not going to be a "Mary Kaye" clone. Just a "washed white" Strat.
Here is what that grain looks like with a natural finish on it.
That's what I was envisioning as well. Possibly with a little more opaqueness around the sides/edges since you weren't too crazy about the grain.
I also built an ash body hardtail Strat about a year ago. Sounds like yours is going to be a nice one...
Strictly IMO.... I would oil that body and call it a day. The oil will darken it a little, but will not add shine like a clear coat does.
White Blonde and rosewood...so good.
That white blonde look is really nice. Just my $0.05.
I think I prefer the white blonde to the natural with that grain.
Do you have any of that product left over? Lol.
What about using a white dye and TruOil?
I didn’t finish the body myself otherwise I’d gladly share. I did finish the neck however and I did use Tru-Oil with excellent results. Can be built up and polished to a mirror finish or left a fair amount thinner with a traditional “oiled” satin look.
The Tele in my sig is Northern Ash (a friend of mine planted the tree and had to cut it down 50 years later because of ash borer beetles) and is finished in TruOil. I love that stuff! I can actually apply it in the kitchen and my wife doesn't say a word. If I even bring a can of acrylic lacquer or any other aerosol near the house she says something about it. LOl.
Here's the thread on the Tele build:
I'm using Minwax Firey Orange on a Strat I'm building. Also thinking about a slight burn with a torch and sand back before the stain so the grain will pop better.
Its finished. I used Stain Conditioner and 2 Coats of Clear Coat.
Looks great, what did you use for the clear coat?
Rustoleum Clear Coat
I used reranch blonde on a tele, I like the way it turned out. they have mary kay white, blonde and butterscotch, they are all a little different, I guess it just comes down to personal preference.
make sure and spend enough time grain filling and then get enough sanding sealer on there to make everything flat. if you do that it can look pretty good in the end.
Haha, never would have guessed that! Just read your squier talk thread. Great stuff.
Is it clear vinyl sealer that I’m looking for? There’s a Woodcraft store near me that carries a small number of Behlen’s aerosol cans. I think that vinyl sealer was one of the ones they had in stock.