June 3rd, 2012, 01:40 AM
Hey. I want to spray Deft spray lacquer over Tru-oil. Can I do this? I want to spray this body and keep the natural, lighter color of the front. I already have Tru-oil on the back sides and front route. My plan was to use the Deft sanding sealer on the unfinished front then shoot the whole thing with the lacquer.
Can I do this?
June 3rd, 2012, 02:32 AM
Google found this on a different forum.
"I've sprayed nitro over Tru-oil many times with no compatibility problems. I scuff the Tru-oil with white Scotchbrite or 0000 steel wool, then wipe with a rag dampened with naptha, let dry and shoot nitro. Process works good when using Tru-oil on a neck, then applying headstock decal, bury with nitro and level sand.
Yes make sure Tru-oil has cured form 3-4 days." (http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/nitro-lacquer-over-tru-oil-883106/)
Many more people say that you shouldn't, but I'm not finding anyone who actually tried it and had it fail. Show the world you have the guts to try it. Then you will be recognized as a guitar finishing expert on lacquer over tru-oil, whether it works or not. Either way you would have pictures as proof and a great finish, or a disaster.
June 3rd, 2012, 06:01 PM
I think I'm going to try it. I'm mostly concerned with how it's going to do over time.
June 6th, 2012, 04:32 PM
Seems to have worked for now. I'm selling this guitar so I'll have to ask the guy in a year or so and see how it's holding up.