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Carbonizing lauhala matting
martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
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From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2004-08-22 11:55 am   Permalink

Does anyone have any experience carbonizing lauhala matting? I may be getting some light matting and wanted to darken it a bit. Anyone here try torching it? Or can you use wood stain or shoe polish?

Advice please!


 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2368
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2004-08-22 9:52 pm   Permalink

Its seems that torching it would only damage it. (fire fire fire) Maybe a wipe on water based stain?
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Chongolio
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Joined: Oct 02, 2002
Posts: 2765
From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2004-08-23 08:37 am   Permalink

Hey Martiki,
Soak it in your favorite rum, light a match and stand back. Anothers method that may work and save precious rum is black tea. I have had pretty good luck staining natural fibers with it. I would try soaking it for a couple days in a strong brew. good luck. Let us know how it works out.
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-08-23 10:19 am   Permalink

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On 2004-08-23 08:37, Chongolio wrote:
Hey Martiki,
Soak it in your favorite rum, light a match and stand back.


Hey, that's kinda like something Chongo would say. Is this really Randy talkin?
(Please mind the spelling)
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