#1
I'm in the middle of construction and I've been playing with some ideas for coating it. I bleached some scrap walnut and ash and it's actually quite pretty. Is there any consensus as to whether this is good or bad? Does it negatively affect the wood, tone, grain fills, protective coatings, any coatings?

Also, I've heard vinegar pops the grain out, any thoughts?
#2
pops it out as in makes it stand up, or makes it look more vivid? if it's the second, some sort of oil finish (tung, tru-oil, danish oil) will be much better.

and i couldn't imagine bleach being bad for the guitar. i've never heard of it before, though. go ask on projectguitar.com, they're smart about that kind of thing.
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#3
Bleaching wood is perfectly fine, it's actually great for a pre-dye job on some woods (like maples) because it makes them pure white for the dye.

I personally wouldn't use Clorox or anything like that for bleaching though, pool chlorine is great for it.
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#5
The wood is dry. When you bleach you only rub it over the surface, enough for it to penetrate deep enough to be effective. All you need is some sort of applicator (like a foam paint type) and 8-12 hours to let the bleach sit.
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#6
Naturally, bleach evaporates quickly anyways.. so it's not gonna soak your wood.
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Naturally, bleach evaporates quickly anyways.. so it's not gonna soak your wood.


youre thinking alcohol, clorox evaporates slower because it has dissolved ions
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youre thinking alcohol, clorox evaporates slower because it has dissolved ions


No, bleach stil evaporates relatively quickly.
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