Q: If one is applying a Nitrocellulose clear coat, on top of a headstock finished with Tru-Oil, in order to "bury the decal", how long should one wait between: a) Tru-Oil curing and applying the Nitro? b) final sanding/polishing the nitro? & c) reassembling the headstock hardware? Hey y'all, This is my first post but I've been a long time lurker again and I have gained a lot of great guidance from the collective wisdom of TDPRI. I recently assembled a Warmoth Partscaster. Key features include: -Tele body - Swamp Ash, Sonic Blue finish, heel/belly/forearm contours -Roasted Maple neck - Strat headstock, 10-16" radius, 22 frets, 6150 frets, Tusq nut -Fender tuners, double notched bridge w/ compensated brass saddles. -Fralin Vintage Hot Strat neck pup + Fralin Blues Special Tele bridge. -etc.. This past summer I finished a Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas body in Tru-Oil. My research indicated that I should wait 1-2 weeks to let the Tru-Oil cure before applying final polishing compounds. Is this true of the wait time between applying the Tru-Oil & a clear coat? I am going to use Miniwax Clear Aerosol Lacquer "Clear Semi-Gloss". I intend to first apply 3 coats of Tru-Oil to the neck & headstock face, before applying the decal. Then Ill clear coat just the headstock face until the decal is buried. I have done a TON of research on this already, in fact I have a 31 page word doc. of key quotes taken from various forums on Tru-Oil finishing! But, I can't seem to find a clear answer to these specific questions listed above. Side Question: Thoughts on Tru-Oil finishing Roasted Maple fretboard? There doesn't seem to be a clear consensus on whether it is between to keep it unfinished or to finish it. Thoughts? Thanks y'all!