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post #31 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-08-2007, 09:31 AM
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Re: Which oil, Tung? Gun stock?

If you want the best protection long term, then a "hard" finish like Tru Oil is the way to go. Tung Oil will not seal the same way as Tru Oil, and this is why companies like Warmoth will not warranty a neck finished in Tung Oil.

I sand off the poly, and then apply 3-4 coats of Tru Oil. I wait 24 hours between coats, then knock down the shine with 0000 steel wool. Tru Oil fully cures in about a week.
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post #32 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-08-2007, 10:04 AM
 
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Re: Which oil, Tung? Gun stock?

I'm cleaning up a VERY neglected Wolfgang. The fretboard is UGLY with all the grime and dirt. I don't think the owner EVER wiped the guitar down with the amount of dirt and grime on the body and neck. I'm taking pics of the clean up process with before and after pics that will get posted in a new thread when I finish the process.

I've started using 0000 steel wool to remove the grime on the neck and wanted to ask if anyone knew what Peavey used from the factory on these necks to seal them?
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Re: Which oil, Tung? Gun stock?

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Tru oil will give a lot more gloss than Tung oil. But there is a product that you wipe on after the tru oil and it will make it more like a satin finish.
Cheers Rotti, but I have decided that I won't be doing anything more to the neck for now. I used 0000 grade steel wool on the existing finish and it went matte again. It feels good now. The steel wool was just enough to remove the gloss.
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Re: Which oil, Tung? Gun stock?

What do people have against a really glossy clearcoat on a neck? Just curious...
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Re: Which oil, Tung? Gun stock?

feel. a high gloss smoothness gives a glass like grip(technically i assume it's because air can't pass through and it creates slight suction?)

whereas a satin finish will actually feel faster because you can slide over it with ease..

most people don't mind gloss, but it's easy to experiment and see how the satin finish feels..
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Re: Which oil, Tung? Gun stock?

I've recently tung oiled my Strat neck and it's just so much nicer to play. Just look at a pool cue. It's all glossy except the part that slides across your hand. That part is almost like bare wood so that it slides smoothly.
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Re: Which oil, Tung? Gun stock?

I'm thinking of trying to finish a warmoth neck myself, how hard is it to work with tung oil/tru oil? How do you go about oiling the fret board? Do you do it just the same as the back and just try and be careful not to touch the frets when sanding down?
Has anyone tried Danish oil? And then there's wax, I've been looking around the bay at wood finishes and theres a lot on offer.
Any help would be greatly appriciated.
Also how likely is it after a year my necks going to warp, lots of people tend to believe oiling doesn't give that much protection and is prone to messing up necks in the long run.
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Re: Which oil, Tung? Gun stock?

I guess if you had really sweaty hands the slickness of a coated neck would be difficult and slightly sticky (for lack of a better word). But if you have dry fingertips with callouses the uncoated necks feel too much like sandpaper... kinda give you that feeling like your teeth are being drilled.

I was just wondering if it was totally a preference or if there was some real reason that made a difference...
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Re: Which oil, Tung? Gun stock?

The reason I dicided I was going to give it a try?...
Well I've never played an oiled neck, thought I'd give it a go. Plus It'll cost me about $10 as apposed to the $70+ Warmoth would charge for there cheapest finish.
I did have my eye on a nice neck over there for $399, then there was the $70 finishing and $25 for the floyd shelf. But I figured I'd get one of there $190 ones finish it myself save some money, and what am I going to lose, some birdseye figuring (also the warrenty and my neck if it all goes ass up)
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Re: Which oil, Tung? Gun stock?

I buy Warmoth necks out of the showcase for under $200, and finish with Tru Oil. Warmoth will honor the warranty if Tru Oil is used, and it is as easy to apply as Tung Oil.
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good to know ayrton, cheers
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