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hotblooze

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Wood, magnetic coil and strings.
Jul 3rd, 2017 08:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mick, where in Australia can you find Tru Oil ?

Mick Reid
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Jul 3rd, 2017 10:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No affiliation. Based in Western Australia.
Pretty sure they're the only ones in Oz.

here

Bubbalou

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Jul 3rd, 2017 11:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wow, definitely professional looking! Very nice job. That thing is gordeous

hotblooze

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Jul 4th, 2017 06:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks, Mick. By the way, that is an amazing finish. May just try it in my next build.

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Jul 4th, 2017 06:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've finished a couple guitars with Tung Oil. Anybody had experience with both finishes that could comment on the differences?

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Jul 4th, 2017 07:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Tung and Danish oils are light (high in solvent, low in solids) and penetrate the wood grain. They are generally used to provide a thinner, matte finish on woods--when the goal is to maintain the natural feel of the wood.

Wiping varnishes like Tru Oil and other wipe-on polys are heavier (more solids and less solvent) to build a coating atop the wood. You can pile it on in successive layers over time, and wet-sand and polish to a mirror shine it just like a sprayed finish.

Leftee
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Jul 4th, 2017 07:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You da man!

Mick Reid
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Jul 8th, 2017 06:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been meaning to post these pics (for Cal-Woody) that better show the glossy finish with Tru Oil.
Finally got around to ti this morning...

It still looks better IRL than the pics, but you get the idea. (a pro photog I ain't!)

...shiny

tiller2
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Jul 8th, 2017 07:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the post. It has helped me set my mind on a Tru-oil refinish for a Warmoth Tele body I've got in some exotic wood (some kind of wiggly grain). [Edited to add:] I checked: Lacewood it is!

(This message was last edited by tiller2 at 09:34 PM, Jul 8th, 2017)

009
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Jul 9th, 2017 09:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Would you / could you entirely refinish a maple neck & fretboard in the same manner using Tru Oil?

Mick Reid
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Jul 9th, 2017 04:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Would you / could you entirely refinish a maple neck & fretboard in the same manner using Tru Oil?"

I have read about people doing entire maple necks with Tru Oil and have seen mixed opinions.

Based on my experience (first & only) with the body finish, it cures pretty hard but maybe not as hard as lacquer.
I'm sure you'll get more conclusive answers here from others (Peegoo???)

FTR, the neck in my photos is finished in lacquer. I had worked on and finished the neck long before undertaking the body.

Being a rosewood fb, I probably would have done the back of the neck without hesitation if not already lacquered.


Leftee
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Jul 9th, 2017 04:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Show us your result when you have it, tiller!

Mick Reid
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Jul 9th, 2017 05:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes tiller, I imagine Lacewood will come up an absolute treat with an oil finish.
Can't wait to see it!

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