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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:36 am 
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That's looking very nice. When I re finished my 2259 I quickly wiped on black walnut stain and even quicklier wiped it off. Then another very light sanding just in case the stain raised the grain at all. The trick was to get the black in to some of the open wood pores but also to get it wiped off fast enough so it did'nt really color the top at all - just filling in little areas.

Clearly you've done your homework and I think you'll be very happy with the black highlight. Now, why do you only get one shot at it? What's the base for the tint - lacquer? water? I'd figure you would probably want at least 2 coats of color either way.


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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:21 am 
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...and even quicklier
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Jead my man, you are truly a gem... :D

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:09 am 
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Gentlemen..... we have some green...

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:12 am 
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Nice, nice and swampy.


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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:30 am 
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It's beeuteeful.....and swampy! :D

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:16 am 
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Looking Good thus far please continue the updates as I am watching this one and enjoying it. Great work thus far :up: :up: :up: :up:

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:54 pm 
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Black "pre"stain made 'er pop alrighty!

John, did I ever tell you you're my hero?... :up:

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:17 pm 
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OK.... Don't laugh; here's the top...

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... Now about to put the sanding sealer on and investigate doing the burst around the edge! I have a plan.... :D

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:13 pm 
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Wow! That looks great! Super job!


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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:08 am 
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8) 8) Congrats that is looking really nice. Glad to see another one is coming back to life again. Great work. :up: :up:

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:31 am 
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..... And the burst is on....

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The bloke who did this is an absolute genius with an airbrush, and his quality shows the inadequacy of my preparation..... still, too late to do anything about the wee marks and nicks; time for the clear!!

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:50 am 
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8) 8) 8) 8) :up: That is looking very nice and will look even better with the clear coat. Great Job SALUTE !!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
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Ditto. Great job!

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
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Suh-Weet!


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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
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very nice!

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