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Peegoo's photos: Red food color as wood dye


Red food color all by itself made a perfect color match. These are 3/16" diameter mahogany plugs in screw holes that once held a Bigsby B5 on a Gibson Flying V.

It took several practice tries to get a good match because applying the clear finish always makes wood a few shades darker.

Always do a few tests on scrap wood when attempting a color match.