Stain discolored guitar

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by kwest80, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. kwest80

    kwest80 NEW MEMBER!

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    Hi, I am considering staining a stripped Mustang body - hoping to do a dark walnut.

    The body has a few dark patches of discoloration - looks like water damage, I have tried to remove the discoloration but its proving difficult.

    Does anyone have any experience staining over discolored areas like this - I don't mind a finish where some areas are a little darker - I'm going for a kind of 'rustic', worn in kind of a finish - no need for it to be perfect even color. Keen to see any before and after pictures of similar work?

    Thanks a lot

     
  2. The Ballzz

    The Ballzz Tele-Afflicted

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    Bleach may be your friend, though I'm not sure of the process for your needs.
    Just My $.02,
    Gene
     
  3. harold h

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    Bleach may help but with a dark walnut finish the dark areas probably wont show through anyway.
     
  4. The Ballzz

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    Well, it turns out that when folks talk about "bleaching" wood, they are likely using oxalic acid or similar. I'll let those interested spend their own time on research the subject!:lol:
    Just Sayin'
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