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OOOOhhhh neck finish. Will brush or wipe poly shine?

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Ravie, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Ravie

    Ravie Tele-Holic

    711
    Sep 23, 2008
    Topeka, KS

    :p

    the neck was great, just not the shape for me :p
     

  2. Tommyd55

    Tommyd55 Tele-Meister

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    Sep 25, 2013
    Southern Missouri
    I totally agree with Bob.. Multiple coats of Tru-oil is more than adequate for Warmonth's warranty..
     

  3. Ravie

    Ravie Tele-Holic

    711
    Sep 23, 2008
    Topeka, KS
    Good, because that's what I'm doing.

    Guess what came today.........



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    Love the Clapton V. So excited!
     

  4. Ravie

    Ravie Tele-Holic

    711
    Sep 23, 2008
    Topeka, KS
    Some nice figuring and color after two coats of a mix of tru oil and Winton yellow ochre. I'll leave it for the day and hit it with straight tru oil tomorrow evening.

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  5. esetter

    esetter Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 1, 2011
    MI

  6. Ravie

    Ravie Tele-Holic

    711
    Sep 23, 2008
    Topeka, KS
    I finally get to finishing pics and people stop posting! haha...

    Thanks. I'm on the 6th coat(4th of straight Tru-Oil). Will continue tonight when I get home. Should get at least 3 more coats tonight. I can see myself going to 12 coats total easily. It's looking better and better each time, though.
     

  7. Ravie

    Ravie Tele-Holic

    711
    Sep 23, 2008
    Topeka, KS
    Writing down every coat I apply. Getting there! I think 3 more.

    Anyone have tips for the best shine? I read somewhere a guy used denim for buffing... How long would one wait?

    Just gotta keep patient...
     

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  8. PixMix

    PixMix Tele-Holic

    562
    Aug 30, 2008
    MI
    Looks very nice!
     

  9. Ben Furman

    Ben Furman Tele-Meister

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    Sep 26, 2009
    San Antonio
    No more hand-wringing. Soon you'll be playing!
     

  10. Ravie

    Ravie Tele-Holic

    711
    Sep 23, 2008
    Topeka, KS
    I decided I wanted to get real serious about the 12th coat, so I brought out the 1200 grit and mineral spirits and leveled it out real well. The last two coats since then I've thinned with a bit of the WS so it levels out better. Looking spectacular. I imagine I'll be done coating today. Ready to get this damn thing on the guitar! haha
     

  11. Ravie

    Ravie Tele-Holic

    711
    Sep 23, 2008
    Topeka, KS
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    Not too bad for a first timer, eh? :cool:
     

  12. Ben Furman

    Ben Furman Tele-Meister

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    Sep 26, 2009
    San Antonio
    Yup. Very nice. Got it mounted yet?
     

  13. Ravie

    Ravie Tele-Holic

    711
    Sep 23, 2008
    Topeka, KS
    No, I'm letting it harden for a few days then I'm gonna polish it like I mean it. I did do a test fit though. Turns out the factory micro-tilt bolt hole was drilled kock-eyed and slightly off-center so I had to wallow that hole out a bit and then very slightly increase the size of the hole in the plate that bolts to the body in the neck-pocket. It worked out just great.

    Should have it on this week.
     

  14. Ravie

    Ravie Tele-Holic

    711
    Sep 23, 2008
    Topeka, KS
    Getting there... The fingerboard sucks. I gave up trying to make it look good. The back is spectacular.

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  15. Ravie

    Ravie Tele-Holic

    711
    Sep 23, 2008
    Topeka, KS

  16. Speedy454

    Speedy454 Tele-Meister

    408
    Oct 1, 2013
    Highland, IL
    Nice work! Nice tone, too! How does that neck feel?

    Getting a perfect finish on a maple fretboard is really challenging with wipe on. I can usually get 21 out of 22 perfect, but I have never gotten 22 out of 22 perfect.

    I use a Popsicle stick and 2000 grit between frets, some others have used ultra fine emery boards available from Sally Beauty supply.

    Level it off, then wipe on an ultra thin coat to hide the witness lines.

    But once you play it for a month, any flaws will be hidden by beautiful wear marks.
     

  17. Ravie

    Ravie Tele-Holic

    711
    Sep 23, 2008
    Topeka, KS
    Only thing that bothers me right off the bat is I already got two dents in the neck just laying it against something. I don't think I'm going to like that. Might end up spraying something on it anyway. Birchwood Casey says you can lacquer over them...maybe I will.

    Otherwise it feels great!
     

  18. bingy

    bingy Friend of Leo's

    Lacquer stops dents?
    I don't think so.
     

  19. Ravie

    Ravie Tele-Holic

    711
    Sep 23, 2008
    Topeka, KS
    Mm, poly perhaps.

    Probably better than T.O. itself anyway..
     

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