How to lighten fretboard inlays on a reissue

ONEHERO

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Hi friends
Anyone know how to lighten the shade of fretboard inlays on a reissue? See pic attached where the inlays seem more grayish than usual?
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Those look great with the dark board. I would not change anything.
 

Tim Plains

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That's just rthe nature of this material. Replace them or leave as is.
 

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I guess there’s no product to “whiten” then a bit? I don’t mind yellowing but the prominent grey in there is…?
 

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I don't believe they can be lightened. If you really don't like them they would have to be replaced. I personally think they are quite pretty.
 

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Thats the nature of the product 100%.
You have mottling between more grey and the metallic silver look.....and its wholly random.

Nothing to be done save replacement.....either inlay or guitar.
 

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Go into Photoshop and push the highlights and and mid tones. Due to the white wall your pic is under exposed. In person they probably look great.
 

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My carvin has generaly lighter block inlay but i would rather have them like yours really. But i got used to the light blocks...

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