|Forum topic by Hartworks||posted 06-28-2014 05:13 AM||1637 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
06-28-2014 05:13 AM
Here is my dilemma, I am using African Mahogany with sections and border of Padauk. The project is the rear floor and walls of a 1950 Ford Delivery vehicle. It is an enclosed area, like a tall station wagon, it is being revamped as a show car and I have been commissioned to do the woodwork. The back of the wagon will be open at shows so it will get partial exposure to the sun for several hours at a time.
That being said, the current color of the Padauk is a nice darkish red. The wood will only be receiving clear, possibly just water white, finish. I was thinking maybe Seal a Cell and several coats of Arm R Seal but I really don’t want the Mahogany to have an amber tone, I want it to stay tan and dark streaks of brown. My second thought was maybe simply spraying GF High Performance top coat. But neither of these will give me protection from UV exposure and causing the Paduk to lighten up significantly. I saw a piece of Padauk that was exposed and it lightened a lot.
Hopefully the photo will post, the wood will be sanded unevenly to create an unusual look, this is a sample I am creating for the customer but I want to have the completely finished to get approval for the build. Any help in this area would help. The sample photo is the wood simply wiped with mineral spirits to expose any errors in my sanding.
Thanks for any help.
-- Gary, California