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I would like to know if there is some type of dye prep solution and which type of dye such would be used for. also am looking or a black cherry if available or the best mix to acheive this color. Any and all input will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.. Glen

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Angelus dyes are the best option for many!!

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Fiebings dyes are popular, and for good reason. I like the "Professional Oil" ones.

Edited by Matt S

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Which is best? I use both Fiebings and Angelus and gradually switching to Angelus as my primary dye. Both are good products but I seem to enjoy working with the Angelus products as they have a great selection of items I have found to work well for me.

Between the two, I would say that it is a personal preference thing.

God Bless.

Ray

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Between the two, I would say that it is a personal preference thing.

Definitely. Angelus does have a broader range of colors though, so that's a good place to start. Myself, I use Fiebing's Pro Oil primarily, but as I need strange colors that i think will be popular, Angelus to the rescue.

To the original poster - I'm not sure if Angelus has a dye prep, but I know Fiebings has their "Deglazer" product. Honestly, save yourself the money and just use Denatured Alcohol available in any household paint isle.

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My vote is for Angelus.

I have both Angelus and Fiebings (and the Tandy brands), and I find that Angelus performs very similarly to the Fiebings spirit dyes. The selection of the Angelus dies is FAR superior, however.

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At what ratio do you dilute the denatured alcohol?

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Fiebings Oil Dyes all the way.

Buy from SLC, they have all the colors.

Tandy has 4 colors only.

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At what ratio do you dilute the denatured alcohol?

no need to dilute. I actually use regular old Isopropyl a lot as well, for both cleaning and reducing my dyes. Denatured is just a little stronger, but also a little more expensive.

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Thanks Cyberthrasher!

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The Angelus dyes worked good on my project. thank you for the recommendations.

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I find that the Black Angelus is the best I have found to date. For the Jet Black I use Angelus Gloss Acrylic Finish. Fot the Pro Black I use Roselene. Also I use there De-Glazer if I feel I need to.

There Paste Shoe Wax is also a great product.

If my Dye storage Cabenet was not full of Fiebings, I would order all Angelus.

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