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Old 08-31-2014, 09:35 PM   #1
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Perfect Stain Color for '60s era oak

Had a water damaged panel in my 64 Overlander - next to the door. I took it in, and found that there is a new stain made by minwax. Part of their custom stain line - you have to have it mixed up front. It's called English Oak, and it's a dead ringer for the original color. Very happy with it.
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:51 PM   #2
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okay, not perfect. I had some water based dyes, and had to add a little yellow. then a little purple. I got it really, really close, but the perfectionist in me isn't happy. Sure looked right in the store, but when you get a couple coats on, it's only very close. Probably no one exept a purist would notice.
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:52 PM   #3
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Pictures? We have a 1966 Safari with tired oak cabinets. Advice and inspiration welcome. Thanks, Corinne


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Old 09-02-2014, 02:57 PM   #4
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I may get to pictures tonight. We'll see. Mine had a panel that was rotted at the bottom, next to the fridge, so I had to pull it out.

If I wanted to brighten everything, I would wipe down lightly with denatured alcohol, and then try maybe a paste wax.

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Old 09-02-2014, 08:54 PM   #5
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Minwax Provential 215. Matches the Red Oak Finish on the 70's trailers, that is a simulated maple plastic.Click image for larger version

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Looks lovely! My father in law loves to work with wood, and he has volunteered to refinish the cabinet doors. Now that I know the stain to use, I can assemble the supplies. Thank you!


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