Wine red Nitro touch-up

E.T.

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I need a tiny bottle (1-2 oz) of wine red nitro with a brush in it for touching up dings- can any of you fine folks point me in a direction? All I can find are different reds (mahogany, cherry) or "out of stock".
 

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Are these dings to bare wood? If they still have colour in them them then clear is what you want.

Secondly......you don't want a brush for nitro.
A pipette where you can drop fill is ideal. But even then you'll need to scrape flat for it not to look worse than the ding.

However wine red covers a lot of ground. Its cherry with more blue in it essentially. It might take you experimenting to get it just right.
 

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I bought a small bottle of red aniline dye and blue dye from LMI and mixed with denatured alcohol until I was satisfied with the color to fix a chip on mine. Then used clear CA on top of that as mine was poly.
 

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Are these dings to bare wood? If they still have colour in them them then clear is what you want.
They're basically pinholes, in an offputtingly obvious isosceles triangle.. I have no idea where two of them came from but one is the result of the pickguard bracket screw (which now has a bit of foam tape over it with duct-tape over that in case it's nitro-incompatible foam). From the brightness of the dings and the darkness of the mahogany I suspect two at least don't go through to the wood.
Secondly......you don't want a brush for nitro.
A pipette where you can drop fill is ideal. But even then you'll need to scrape flat for it not to look worse than the ding.
Handy to know, thanks! I do also have a gouge put there by baggage vandallers which might need the red, but the binding is also dinged up there meaning heat to re-form it which probably needs an actual luthier to take care of.
I bought a small bottle of red aniline dye and blue dye from LMI and mixed with denatured alcohol until I was satisfied with the color to fix a chip on mine. Then used clear CA on top of that as mine was poly.
So you dyed the wood and then clearcoated over it?
 

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They're basically pinholes, in an offputtingly obvious isosceles triangle.. I have no idea where two of them came from but one is the result of the pickguard bracket screw (which now has a bit of foam tape over it with duct-tape over that in case it's nitro-incompatible foam). From the brightness of the dings and the darkness of the mahogany I suspect two at least don't go through to the wood.

Handy to know, thanks! I do also have a gouge put there by baggage vandallers which might need the red, but the binding is also dinged up there meaning heat to re-form it which probably needs an actual luthier to take care of.

So you dyed the wood and then clearcoated over it?
I put a tiny drop of the color in the chip, let the alcohol evaporate so it was dry and then drop filled it with CA and polished that out. Dan Erlewine has a video on fixing a chip that I followed.

 


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