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#1 posted 12-11-2017 05:43 PM

You might try this. Transtint makes a wood dye in both water base and alcohol base. Water base wouldn’t work, but I have a hunch the alcohol base would dissolve O.K. in lacquer. Try a test of this though before committing to it. You can get Transtint at many of the woodworking stores. It ain’t cheap, but a little goes a long way.

Also, you might try cloth dye available at most sewing places and even the grocery store. It is in powder form and is intended for use with water. However it might dissolve in lacquer. BUT make sure ALL of it is dissolved as the undissolved particles will spray out a very dark flecks in the finish. You might try straining the dissolved solution through a very fine mesh like a wad of women’t panty hose. Strain it TWICE to be sure.

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