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post #13 of (permalink) Old 01-07-2015, 01:24 PM
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Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Re: Nearly Naked Telecaster Build

Originally Posted by Surveyor 777 View Post
That looks great!

To the OP - you said you used one coat of Tru-Oil. Is that enough to protect the wood?

Reason I ask - I want to do something similar, but with a Strat. I already have the neck and I have a body in my Amazon cart right now. I don't want to paint it - I just want to see the natural color BUT I want to make sure the body is protected. So Tru-Oil is the way to go? And is there a benefit to using more coats?

I'll have to start searching YouTube for instructional videos on how to do this but wasn't sure what kind of finish to search for.
from my experience,,If you have a nice grain, the more coats you put on it, the more of a 3-D effect you will get. Its nothing amazing, but you can tell when you look at the body close from different angles. 1 or 2 coats should seal it up nice though if thats what you are after.
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