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i'm i there yet?

Postby COL66 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:38 pm

so i'm refinishing my congas. stripped them and sanded them down. now on the 4th layer of stain. I really want to get the Bauer "caramel" color (see first picture). do you guys think i'm there and i'm ready to lacquer, or do i need one more layer of stain? (see second picture). thanks!

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Re: i'm i there yet?

Postby RitmoBoricua » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:54 pm

Yes it seems to me you are there judging by the photos provided.
Now you need the top or clear coat with the desire sheen. The
top coat have to be compatible with the stain or toner you already
applied. It seems you went with walnut.
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Re: i'm i there yet?

Postby KING CONGA » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:24 pm

I second Ritmo. Great job. Keep in mind that after you apply the lacquer the tone will darken up ever so slightly.
They should end up looking just like the O.G's.
Please keep us posted on this neat project.
Cheers.

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Re: i'm i there yet?

Postby COL66 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:46 pm

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Re: i'm i there yet?

Postby RitmoBoricua » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:59 am

Good Job.

COL66 wrote:a lot of work, but i loved the end product!


Next time remember to use stripper and keep sanding to a minimum.
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