Looking for some advice. I'd like to finish my first parts build, but many of the products usually discussed on the forum are not available in Israel and I doubt that they ship internationally, so it's hard for me to apply a lot of the information that I read here. I searched Israeli forums and found a post by a guitar builder who tried many of the locally available lacquers and determined that (for him at least) the Zweihorn product "Holzlasur 2000" gave the best results. As far as I can tell, this is an oil based semi-gloss tinted lacquer (poly based) that comes in various tints (thinned with turpentine). The more layers that are applied, the darker the color. The author of the post very kindly described in great detail his complete finishing process for wiping it on, sanding between layers, polishing with micro polish cloth, etc. So, I would like to just follow those instructions (with the same exact product), but here's my question: In his process, for the first layer onto bare wood, he describes brushing on a generous amount of lacquer, then sanding it down when it is fully hard, as a form of leveling/pore-filling. However, we established here in a different post that the wood of my body very open-grained, and I don't know if his method will cut it. So I got hold of a container of Z-Poxy to use for pore-filling. How should I proceed? Skip the Z-Poxy and follow his method exactly (brush on generous first layer that gets sanded down when hard)? Or first Z-Poxy to pore-fill/level, then continue with his wipe-on process (skipping the first layer)?Will applying tinted lacquer over Z-Poxy affect the color e.g. the color can't be absorbed into the wood, due to the Z-Poxy, right? I don't have scrap wood of the same kind as the body to practice on. Also, what about covering the binding? I assume that I apply the lacquer right over it, but what about when I apply the Z-Poxy?