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  • tung oil on guitar neck?

    can i get it at home depot or lowes?


    and how many coats are you using? im just about to finish the final sand on my RG neck with some 400 and its feeling really smooth...

    think tomorrow ill go get the Tung oil, as i had previously gave it a rough sand to take off some of the finish, but i removed the neck today and completely removed any and all finish...now i need to tung oil it...


    also, will it get ugly real bad or will the tung help? my neck had started to get dark from oils from my hands over the last few years its been "rough" sanded...
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  • #2
    I refinished my Jackson neck a while ago... it was super easy just get an old t-shirt or rag or something and put some tung oil on it (don't soak it, less is more) and rub it into the neck. Then let it dry overnight, rinse repeat. The brand I used was Formby's... I think I did four coats total (all quite thin coats, so it still feels like wood). Anyway it was very simple.
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    • #3
      right on...

      speakin of jackson-

      at the pawn shop today they had a jackson pro dinky with a jackson floyd and HSH config for $119....im a little short on cash otherwise i would of bought it..neck felt REALLY good...almost ibanezish in contour and fret radius..
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      • #4
        try tru-oil.

        protects better than tung oil, cures faster, feels way smoother but still feels like wood, lasts longer, even looks better. wipes on just as easily with a rag, only it doesn't stink nearly as much so you can apply it just about anywhere.

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        • #5
          I've never used tung oil but it might be a good idea.....if you can try some steel wool after the 400. djent djent.
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          • #6
            at the pawn shop today they had a jackson pro dinky with a jackson floyd and HSH config for $119....im a little short on cash otherwise i would of bought it..neck felt REALLY good...almost ibanezish in contour and fret radius..


            **************** that's an awesome deal! You should try to grab that if you can, flip it on CL or the 'bay for some profit
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            • #7
              try tru-oil.

              protects better than tung oil, cures faster, feels way smoother but still feels like wood, lasts longer, even looks better. wipes on just as easily with a rag, only it doesn't stink nearly as much so you can apply it just about anywhere.


              Haven't used tru-oil but Tung Oil was about as easy as it gets, not even particularly smelly
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              • #8
                Haven't used tru-oil but Tung Oil was about as easy as it gets, not even particularly smelly


                gotta wait a lot longer between coats with tung oil.

                i've used both, and tru-oil is seriously like a miracle finish for necks. i'll never bother with tung oil again. it feels like silky smooth wood and was ridiculously easy to apply.

                enough coats and it can even rival lacquer for gloss... check out this guy's neck with tru-oil on it.

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                • #9
                  yep, tru-oil is suppose to be a little higher quality/user friendly tung-oil.



                  the stuff i like is the Gun Stock Wax from the same people who make the tru-oil. after your oil drys, soak the finest steel wool you can get with the wax and sand it down like that and the neck will be just crazy smooth.

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                  • #10
                    What does tru-oil do, exactly?
                    I used 0000 steel wool to remove some of the glossy/sticky clear coat on the back of my SG's neck, and it feels great, but I think it can be a bit smoother.
                    It sounds to me like tru-oil gives that satin-ish, smooth, fast feeling, but maintains gloss like poly clear coats? Am I on the right page?

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                    • #11
                      gotta wait a lot longer between coats with tung oil.

                      i've used both, and tru-oil is seriously like a miracle finish for necks. i'll never bother with tung oil again. it feels like silky smooth wood and was ridiculously easy to apply.

                      enough coats and it can even rival lacquer for gloss... check out this guy's neck with tru-oil on it.



                      Damn, that's purdy although it looks way glossier than I would want it to... there's no way in hell that neck feels like wood.

                      But thanks for the tip, I'll definitely try Tru-Oil if/when I do my next refinish! All I can say is, Tung Oil worked great for me so that's what I'm recommending.
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                      • #12
                        Damn, that's purdy although it looks way glossier than I would want it to... there's no way in hell that neck feels like wood.


                        I gotta agree. It looks like a damn heavy gloss finish
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                        • #13
                          i'm kinda curious as well.

                          i wanna do either of them to my necks on all my guitars but wasn't sure which was better or which i'd like better?


                          i was leaning tung, but is tru oil better?
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                          • #14
                            More like..

                            What does tru-oil do, exactly?
                            I used 0000 steel wool to remove some of the glossy/sticky clear coat on the back of my SG's neck, and it feels great, but I think it can be a bit smoother.
                            It sounds to me like tru-oil gives that satin-ish, smooth, fast feeling, but maintains gloss like poly clear coats? Am I on the right page?


                            And I'm not trying to be a bother, but I feel that this is on-topic with the thread! Thought I'd get some info out there.

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                            • #15
                              Probably can't go wrong either way. I can speak from experience that tung oil is awesome, but I bet tru-oil is great too.

                              Oh and to answer your question Lee, basically it gives the wood a coating so that it's protected from dirt getting in the grain, etc... also gives it a slight golden coloring. And so I've heard the more you put on there the glossier it can get and can essentially act like a lacquer finish. You can read up on it on teh Wikipedia...
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