Check out my Tru-oil neck

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Onebean, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Onebean

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    I think it turned out awesome. I put on 5 coats of Tru-oil (hitting it with 0000 steel wool after coat 2,3,and 4), after staining the neck with Stewmac Tobacco brown. The grain has an insane amount of 3 dimensional character. I haven't run 0000 steel wool over the top coat, and I'm not sure if I will. Thanks to everyone that posts information on finishing. It made the Tru-oil application a breeze.

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  2. dman

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    Beautiful! Is that a Warmoth neck?
     
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    Looks great!
     
  4. TeleTim911

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    Gorgeous.
     
  5. Onebean

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    Yes. I snagged it off the deals page for $175. The figuring in the maple is insane.
     
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    Hot damn.

    I wouldn't touch it, other than to play it.

    Nice work.
     
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    That's amazing.
     
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    Nice Harley.....love the grain on the neck too!
     
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    "We could all just weigh in on the contents of his garage..."Nice Harley!" "Awesome Weber!" "Cool Chevy pickup!" "Sweet ladder!" :D
     
  10. Onebean

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    Good eye. That's a custom shop ladder. I only use it on special occasions. :D
     
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    Seriously...this could be great game ...."How many items can you find in Onebean's garage?"
     
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    looks GREAT
     
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    looks really good. love the color of that bike. the flame against the color of the bike is amazing. (red bike that is)
     
  14. Onebean

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    Thanks. It makes me want a metallic red Tele. :idea:
     
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    I'm feeling encouraged about going with tru oil on my current project after seeing the pics. Very nice!
     
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    Thanks. My advise would be go for it. It took me a full Sunday, monday morning and evening, and Tuesday morning and evening, to get my neck to this point. It went on very easy. Good luck, post some pictures when it's done.

    Onebean
     
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    Nice neck. and Nice Paughco springer ;)
     
  18. Speedy454

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    Tru Oil on Birdseye Maple

    Here is a Tru Oil neck I recently finished. 12 coats total, applied with a small section of good lint free paper towel. 3 coats per day, 3 hours between coats. Lightly sanded to keep it level after every 3 coats. Last coat was applied a little thicker than the prior coats so I could buff without witness lines showing. Lightly sanded final coat with 2000 wet after 5 days cure time. Waited 5 more days then polished with Meguires Mirror Shine 9.0 Swirl Remover.
     

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    Very nice.
    Think I'm going to do my next Maple neck with Tru-Oil.
     
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    There is nothing really magic about Tru Oil. But it does work very well for a guitar neck for several reasons.
    It is easy to apply.
    It is fairly easy to fix if you make a mistake.
    It is relatively inexpensive.
    It is relatively low odor.
    It is durable once fully polymerized.
    No fancy equipment is required.
    The user can easily decide if they want a high gloss build or thin satin.

    I am currently using it on another neck, and I noticed that at 3 coats the feel was out of this world. It doesn't have a super high gloss, but it is incredibly smooth and slick feeling. My major concern is durability with only 3 thin coats. I may add a 4th coat, just to be safe.
     
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