I finally decided to try out one of these kits and what I received is, from what I can tell, actually very nice wood. The electronics, etc. are understandably cheap for the price, but I like to customize that stuff anyway.
Here's my question, though. It's got a flamed maple cap on it that is just gorgeous. It's really really light colored. I bought some aniline dyes, planning to get it all stained and such, but after seeing how pretty it is in the natural maple, I'm considering going with the natural color. Is there a recommended way to keep the look very bright white? Should I use some sort of "wood bleach" or something?
I was going to Tru-Oil it, but after reading more, it seems that Minwax Water based Wipe on Poly might be easier.
I really want the flamed maple to "pop"
Another question, related to the above... I was also considering a blue burst and wanted the lightest inner part of the burst to be nearly white. Again, should I be looking into some sort of bleach or whitewash first? I don't want the blue and the slight yellow of the maple to make it look green.
I'm completely new to this so I might be asking some stupid questions
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Cool idea with the blue burst, I think they look great. I read some of these kits have real maple caps but the flame is veneer and water based dyes can curl them..Im sure you will get a ton of advice on dyeing and clear coating here, just my 2 cents. Good luck and post lotsa pics!
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