Wudtone dilemma?

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  1. stefanhotrod

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    Argh…I‘ve finished a body in open pore vintage blonde and decided that I don‘t like it :rolleyes:
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    Okay, I‘ve sanded the body back to bare wood but I‘m not able to get the old wudtone coating out of the pores:
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    My plan was another wudtone finish in a different color but wudtone won‘t overdye the yellowish leftovers…:mad:
    Any idea how to get rid of it? Acetone or white spirits doesn’t work…
    What options are left besides recoating in the old color :lol:?
    Thanks :(
     
  2. old wrench

    old wrench Friend of Leo's

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    Damn! :)

    I thought the finish you had on it was looking really good!



    What is your new color scheme?

    It would be a help to know that, so appropriate suggestions can be made.


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  3. Freeman Keller

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    I had never heard of wudtone finishes so I had to look it up. Looks like it is a proprietary finish, here is what they say

    At Wudtone we have developed our own method of finishing to maximise the integrity, resonance, feel and tone of a guitar.

    Sounds like you'd better talk to them...
     
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    Something like that:

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    Wudtone is a woodstain, a blend of oils, pigments and waxes. It‘s nearly impossible to get the leftovers out of the pores. Maybe I should use a fine porefiller?
     
  5. PeterUK

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    I'm working on two similar grained bodies and I'm looking to create a ceruse finish.

    I've used a wire brush/suede brush to highlight the grain.

    To raise the grain, lightly spray water onto the wood. I was surprised how much the grain does raise.

    If you do the same it should clear most of the stain out of the grain and you can then grain fill in a colour of your choice. :)
     
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    Hmmm- do you think raising the grain may pop off the wudtone?
     
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    I'm not sure. I've only used Wudtone once so I don't have much experience with it.

    Try it, maybe under the neck plate area and see what happens.

    Good luck. :)
     
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    Doesn‘t work. Tomorrow I‘ll try universal paint thinner.
     
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    It won't come out short of sanding the surrounding wood down to the level it penetrated, and that's a lot of sanding. You could try lacquer thinner and a toothbrush but don't use a wirebrush as it will chew your wood up. It's fine for the cerruse finishes where you want texture, but not for a conventional finish.

    Your wood looks fine to proceed with another stab at finishing . You can probably use another Wudtone product right over it.

    I would just finish it in another wood-tone color using a penetrating stain and wipe-on satin polyurethane. I like Minwax for both and don't see any reason for it not to work. The wipe on poly leaves a very thin coat like no finish at all until you have wiped on 3-4 coats. You can even scotchbrite the polyurethane off to look like there is no finish at all if that's the look you're after.
     
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