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Escribano

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RE: Hairdryer vs polyurenthane - day 1 (in reply to mrstwinkle

Tru-Oil will buff up like FP after a few coats and can act as a pore-filler but as there was a previous finish, that's probably moot. It can be reapplied and rebuffed. Just put it on a patch and see. It does no harm.

I would sand it down as fine as you can first (to micro-mesh grades is good).

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RE: Hairdryer vs polyurenthane - day 1 (in reply to Escribano

That's a very handy tip - thanks. I've got a telecaster I need to strip and refinish in the next few months: I was thinking of staining + using danish oil but the videos of tru-oil on youtube look like it might be just the job.
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RE: Hairdryer vs polyurenthane - day 1 (in reply to Escribano

Any idea of quantity needed? It comes in 3 or 8 oz bottles - being careful-with-my-money (read 'a tight git') I don't want to buy stuff that will just sit on the shelf as I'm unlikely to have any other need for it.

Reckon it would be durable enough for the neck too, or if I'd need to go over with another type of surface to give extra durability?
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Escribano

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RE: Hairdryer vs polyurenthane - day 1 (in reply to julianev

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That's a very handy tip - thanks. I've got a telecaster I need to strip and refinish in the next few months: I was thinking of staining + using danish oil but the videos of tru-oil on youtube look like it might be just the job.


I did a tele with it and it benefited from a pine/yellow stain before applying. Came out nice.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 1 2018 14:43:28
 
Escribano

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RE: Hairdryer vs polyurenthane - day 1 (in reply to mrstwinkle

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Reckon it would be durable enough for the neck too, or if I'd need to go over with another type of surface to give extra durability?


it goes a long way but depends on how many coats. Try the 3oz first and buy another if necessary.

I wouldn't use it on the neck as it might react to body heat and get a little 'sticky'.

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RE: Hairdryer vs polyurenthane - day 1 (in reply to Escribano

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I did a tele with it and it benefited from a pine/yellow stain before applying. Came out nice.


Excellent. The vintage butterscotch look is a great idea!
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RE: Hairdryer vs polyurenthane - day 1 (in reply to mrstwinkle

For various reasons procrastinated restringing the guitar, but finally got round to it yesterday after replacement machineheads arrived (one of originals failed ....).

Sounds a LOT more lively now - great for slighty slower pieces although withourt poy it is possible to play fast without it turning to acosutic mush.

Have a can of satin nitro sat to possibly do neck, but for moment am going to stick to just the tru oil finish to see how I get on. One of reasons I left it is it took a long time to properly cure - several weeks in fact.

Finish is very patchy in places but decided just to do a single coat on top and a few round sides. I do quite like the antique look although it is showing battle scars.

No golpeador yet...

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