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Here's a Great Product to use on a DIY Finish on any Wood

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Full-Tilt-Tele, Mar 7, 2021.

What finish for my Barncaster?

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  1. Full-Tilt-Tele

    Full-Tilt-Tele TDPRI Member

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    I just finished a 'Tele' custom [DIY] build and I used a new product that worked out fabulous on my body. I bought a pint of Minwax 'Wipe-On Poly' and found it easy to use and tough a nails too.

    I applied the 'Poly' with a 3" sponge brush, and goes on smooth like if it was sprayed.
    Take an empty yogurt quart and pour in about 1/8-3/16" in the bottom and use the product right from [it] with the brush. Replace the brush back to the quart supply and seal the top between coats. I left each coat dry for about two hours between each apply, throughout the day. I lightly sanded after three coats with 320 grit before returning back to new coats.

    I put about 20 coats on my 'Tele' and I wet-sanded, rubbed with rubbing compound and polish compound on the last coat. It took about five days to arrive my final results, but was very pleased with the 'Wipe-On Poly'...

    Note: Tell you how tough this product really is; I was soldering on my wiring to change the 3-way switch, and I was freaking... I dropped a few hot solder right on the face of the body, and it didn't leave any mar or blemish on that 'Poly', WOW, I was impressed!
     

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    Beautiful!
     
  3. Willie Johnson

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    I'm hardly a woodworker and haven't built a guitar before, but I used this stuff on some skimboards that I made and it worked great. Applied it over tung oil. Nice shiny finish and they stayed waterproof.
     
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    Full-Tilt-Tele TDPRI Member

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    Here's a few more 'Pics' of my 'Retro-Rodeo-Relic' from my 'Shop'...
     

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    dogmeat Friend of Leo's

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    instead of a brush I've been using a pad made for a floor applicator. foam on one side and some kinda synthetic fabric fur on the other. cut of a piece, use it, store in a baggie & its good for a couple days. it laid a smoother layer than the foam brush & eliminated most of the sanding. I did a complete set of kitchen cabinets and a 7 foot long island counter with. I've also done a couple necks for partscasters with it.
     
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    yes, I have both and it's pretty much the same as this:
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    scook Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I’ve used the exact Wipe On Poly on bookcases and have no complaints.
     
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    beautiful....Is the Top Wood Myrtle?
     
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    Some years ago I started taking regular poly and thinning 50% with thinner. Then I wiped it on like Tung oil. Did a number of coats. Got a beautiful finish.
     
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    That's basically what Danish oil is. It allows the finish to penetrate the wood.
     
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    Didn't know that.
     
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    Yes, I've used that 'Applicator' too on a 'Dining Table' I re-finished... Worked great, but on small areas, that 'Sponge-Blob' is the real 'Ticket'...
     
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    what is this Sponge Blob you speak of oh wise one?
     
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