: Towit, I meant to use cherry wood color analine dye to color up the
: sheer panels and coaming on Linda's Solace 16 EX. Problem is
: that I was a little too quick to join the panels and the epoxy
: has soaked very nicely into the wood around the joints. I know
: that if I attempt to dye the wood after sanding away the epoxy
: around the joint, the dye color will not be uniform around the
: joints compared to the rest of the panels. Is there a pigment
: that I can put into the epoxy that will match the color of
: cherry wood or something close that is darker? I have already
: broken the news to Linda so I am kind of off the hook in that
: regard but only because I told her that I would be able to give
: her something exactly the same or very close. I did not mention
: the fact that she wouldn't see the wood grain after I was
: done...I will do that later, if and only if, she notices. You
: are all invited to my funeral if she doesn't like the final
: look. I prefer daisies.
: Robert (O)N(a precipice looking down) Pruden
I've never played with dye, so I'm no help there. But perhaps you could just make part of that panel stained, a razor cut can be used to keep the stain contained to one part of the panel, you have to be very careful at the edge, though masking will help. Figure out where the epoxy is on the panel edge, mark it a bit away from that point, then very carefully mask the new edge to be stained, and razor cut it, then stain. Should work well.
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