#1
Ok, so I saw this thing about putting a colored inlay in, covering it with a clear sheet & epoxy, and sanding it down after it dries... But to make it simpler, would it work to just put a cheap white inlay in, and fill the hole above it with (food-colored) red epoxy to save a lot of time and trouble?

That seems logical right now, but is there anything bad that could happen?

Also, how would I go about turning a rosewood fretboard permanently black? I'd assume normal wood stain would just rub off after a few days of playing...

Thanks in advance, and sorry for stupid questions.
#4
metalwarrior40- OK, is that stuff gonna get all over my fingers and rub off when I try to play it?

guitarcam123- That's what I was originally going to do, I was asking if my red epoxy method (which seems 10x simpler) would be any worse. I'm mainly asking because I don't know how "smooth" the epoxy will look if I have to sand it. I don't really plan on having to sand at all, though (hence why I'm not doing what you said)
#5
no, its simple, wear gloves, put it on the fretboard, wipe off all the excess stain, let it dry.
after its dry, your fine.
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#6
On second thought, last time I asked UG for customization tips, some crackheads gave me some bad advice and almost screwed my project up. I'll try that stain on a cheap guitar first and see how I like it. As for inlays... Well, if I screw it up, too bad. Thanks for the responses.


--If a mod would please close this, go ahead.
#8
Well, im glad to see, that being a everyday poster in GB & C gets you called a crackhead, and that everything i know is wrong,

oh, and why don't you just delete the thread yourself, i mean you do know how to do that right?
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#10
If staining a fingerboard is such rocket science that you ask for advice and then doubt the advice you get, I don't think you should be playing guitar, much less working on one. And this coming from a piano player
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#11
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If staining a fingerboard is such rocket science that you ask for advice and then doubt the advice you get, I don't think you should be playing guitar, much less working on one. And this coming from a pokemon player

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#12
Crackheads? Wow. If it went so bad before, why would you ask again?
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#13
Quote by GravyFish
If staining a fingerboard is such rocket science that you ask for advice and then doubt the advice you get, I don't think you should be playing guitar, much less working on one. And this coming from a piano player



thank you
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#15
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#17
doesn't matter, i believe it was closed anyway
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#18
I need to get in one of those =[
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