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    Hey guys...I was wondering, if anyone has ever used wood putty to smooth out grain. I got a body that has grain on the half moon area on the back of the guitar where your belly would rub against. I've tried sanding to no avail, so I want to smooth it out, so just a minimal layer should do the trick. Any opinions on brand? It's a northern ash body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ME100472 View Post
    Hey guys...I was wondering, if anyone has ever used wood putty to smooth out grain. I got a body that has grain on the half moon area on the back of the guitar where your belly would rub against. I've tried sanding to no avail, so I want to smooth it out, so just a minimal layer should do the trick. Any opinions on brand? It's a northern ash body.
    The problem with most wood putty, is that it tends to dry too quickly. I've been using one however that works very well on my current project.
    It's called Famowood. It uses very fine actual wood particles of different species varieties to acomplish an almost perfect match, as well as be much more like the base material to work with, and is of a natural resin/waterborne base. It dries at a much more workable rate compared to most "plastic wood fillers" which are usually acetone based, and dry extremely fast which usually ends up in a horrible mess and also doesn't always take stain very well. Famowood will fully dry within a half hour to hour depending on relative humidity.
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    you need wood grain filler mate. not putty. you will do a between 3 to 6 coats, and sanding between each coats with 320.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al3d View Post
    you need wood grain filler mate. not putty. you will do a between 3 to 6 coats, and sanding between each coats with 320.
    Yeah! I should have been more specific. The Famowood is like Al said a grain filler, as opposed to a putty. I missed that in my description. Sorry!
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    Thanks! I found a local retail outlet for the Famowood brand. Thanks for your help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ME100472 View Post
    Thanks! I found a local retail outlet for the Famowood brand. Thanks for your help!
    No problem! Just make sure you get their "grain filler", and not their "wood filler". Their packaging is very similar throughout the range. The wood filler is more putty like and for repairing holes, and dings. They make a good product though. Very easy to work with and as a bonus has very little odor with easy cleanup too. You'll love the shit! I've been amazed with the results. I found the application to be much less time consuming than with some of the more pricey pure alkyd based fillers, and it has the exact same performance with zero shrinkage.
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