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    Hey Guys:

    I'm about to dye an alder Tele body I've got with figured maple on both the top and back. I want to tape the 1/4" edges of the top and back for a natural "faux" binding. What is the best process for doing so, and what kind of tape should I use? I've had problems with this kind of thing in the past with dyes and stains running under the tape. Also, should I seal the wood first before doing anything else?

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    The best tape is the one used by car paint shop...i realy like the blue rubber one, in all size possible. if you don't need to do curves, the 3M green tape is excellent as well...3M has many green ones..make sure you get the automative one.

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    Thanks. I'll check out the auto store and see what they've got.

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    Im blessed to be friends with a guy that works at a auto painting supply store. Itss somewhat cheaper then the auto stores. same stuff.
    Always seal the wood first. sand it smooth as possible. then seal again with a lighter coat. this should help the bleed issue. Try doin doin up a piece of "test" wood. Simalar scrap if you have it. Sand it and seal like you would the real deal.This will give you a feel for what your up against.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron4406 View Post
    Im blessed to be friends with a guy that works at a auto painting supply store. Itss somewhat cheaper then the auto stores. same stuff.
    Always seal the wood first. sand it smooth as possible. then seal again with a lighter coat. this should help the bleed issue. Try doin doin up a piece of "test" wood. Simalar scrap if you have it. Sand it and seal like you would the real deal.This will give you a feel for what your up against.
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