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Discussion in 'DIY Strat Forum' started by ledvedder, Oct 15, 2018.
I'm getting ready to finish with Tru Oil. Can I use mineral spirits to clean after I sand it?
Yes. In fact that is exactly what you should use.
Ok, because everything I've found says to use Naptha. I don't have that, but I do have mineral spirits.
When I'm sanding and I'm about to start finishing I always use mineral spirits. It dries more quickly than naptha. I'm a giant fan of using naptha as a cleaner after the guitar is finished. It takes off all of the bad stuff without harming the finish and you can use it on a rosewood fretboard too.
It used to be that lighter fluid was just naptha but I've heard they have changed the formulation. I picked up a quart of naptha at the local big box hardware store. It should last quite a while.
I have used naptha and it works great.
Naptha. I'd say it's better than spirits in this case. Naptha dries faster than mineral spirits
And it dries cleaner.