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Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Ravie, Dec 28, 2013.
the neck was great, just not the shape for me
My original review of it, just for giggles
I totally agree with Bob.. Multiple coats of Tru-oil is more than adequate for Warmonth's warranty..
Good, because that's what I'm doing.
Guess what came today.........
Love the Clapton V. So excited!
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.
I like it.
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.
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...
Looks very nice!
No more hand-wringing. Soon you'll be playing!
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
Not too bad for a first timer, eh?
Yup. Very nice. Got it mounted yet?
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.
Getting there... The fingerboard sucks. I gave up trying to make it look good. The back is spectacular.
It is together...
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.
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!
Lacquer stops dents?
I don't think so.
Mm, poly perhaps.
Probably better than T.O. itself anyway..