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Discussion in 'The Custom Shop' started by pinefd, Jan 29, 2018.
Hey, Bluzebear, what's this "gunky grease from a car" of which you speak?
Boy, this is strange...I just noticed that there's a thumbnail of a heavily reliced guitar in my first post of this thread. I didn't put it there, and I've never seen that guitar before. And when I go to try and edit my post to try and get rid of the thumbnail, it doesn't appear in the edit screen, so I can't get rid of it. Truly bazaar.
click edit then look below and you should see any uploaded images where you can click delete to get rid of that abortion of a relic job done by someone who prolly screws cats before he kills them..
hope that helps
Actually, it did help, thanks. When I clicked on edit, that image didn't appear. So I tried clicking on "other options", and then it did appear, so I was able to delete it then. And I agree, that relic job looks terrible. I'd never buy a guitar that looks anything like that. Just mild relicing for me, thanks.
...now those pups must have been really wound on the HOT side....
I would try Potassium Permanganite. There is a video on it here from Stew Mac:
Fast forward to 3:42. You will probably have to special order it online but it’s not hard to find. Good luck
wow - using a pic from a (current) thread where the guys house burned down? Kinda tasteless.....
Personally I have used dark mahogany wood dye (Colron in the UK but I'm sure you can something similar) and does look convincing!
Any chances with get to see the results?
Guilty as charged. You’re absolutely right, it was a knee jerk reaction to the post immediately before mine in this thread, suggesting I use a blow torch to relic the guitar. I guess my only defense, albeit a lame one, is that I posted this after seeing and commenting how cool that burnt guitar was looking in the early stages of its restoration. Now that’s a natural relic job that would be very difficult to duplicate.
My apologies to anyone who may have been offended by my post, especially @rykus, who suffered that terrible loss.
Just throw a handful of termites in the case for the winter and tada!!!
Sorry, but I'm a bit of cork sniffer when it comes to aging. I won't just settle for any old termites. I'd only accept termites that were personally trained by Tom Murphy.
...I acquire only the best my friend. Can’t you tell by the quality of their work?
ok i will bite.....
did you really do that with termites?
All good Frank, I'm pretty low on the sensitivity scale... but if you want to send me a 59 to ease my sorrows I wouldn't stop you..,
Try playing it for a few years.
No, no, that's not how you respond to criticism. You take no personal responsibility and dismiss everyone as a bunch of snowflakes!
I've never tried this with maple, however, 'fumed oak' is a throwback to old school means and methods. I would test it out on a scrap of similar wood. I would use some sort of mask on the parts I don't want to darken. You can use airbrush masking techniques, including paint-on mask. Build a proper fuming tent, well sealed, framed, poly tent. Use it ONLY IN A VERY WELL VENTILATED AREA. You put an open dish of ammonia in the tent and leave it for 12+ hours. Do not breath the fumes. Always wear a respirator and eye protection when using ammonia. That sh*t is very nasty and dangerous.
Some interesting info here (talking about fuming maple gun stocks & forearms):
I'm not sure about the shoe polish or car grease ideas as they would probably smell funny? Anything more natural smelling? Seems like the furniture polish and restoration products would be superior.