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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2005, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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refinishing question

this has probably been discussed but i am rushed today. i have a gibson Les Paul DC Studio of a friend of mine here, and he wants it refinished with an opaque completely glass smooth finish (just the body). i'm tung oiling a neck. It has a mahogany back and maple (not figured) top. Any idea what kinda wood filler (or other product) i shouuld use to fill in the grain so i can get a glass smooth finish for the opaque color.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2005, 10:00 PM
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Re: refinishing question

Wouldn't it make sense to use mahogany woodfiller??
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2005, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Re: refinishing question

hha probably. since i'm doing an opaque finish.. could i just use that on the maple too?? so i don't have to buy 2 different fillers
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2005, 10:37 PM
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Re: refinishing question

Maple requires no filler. You can't even get it into the wood's grains if you want to because they're so tight.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-17-2005, 07:23 AM
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Re: refinishing question

You can buy clear filler too. I just bought some Birchwood Casey clear grain filler sealer for a project I'm working on. I haven't used it yet but it should be okay.
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