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Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by guitardude24680, Jun 5, 2009.
Can I use lemon furniture oil on for the unfinished neck on my Squier Bullet?
Thanks for the help.
Thats used, but more so for fretboards like Rosewood. The neck should be done with a Tung Oil in Satin or Gloss whichever you prefer and then rubbed on with a lint free cloth. Sanded between the coats and with 2-4 coats.
I've had great luck with Tru-Oil. It's used for finishing gun stocks, but 4 or 5 coats on a neck and it works great.
I didn't see what type of wood you have, but if it's rosewood, don't use Tru-oil, or Tung-oil as it may never dry. Just leav it naked and use lemon oil.
Now if it's Maple, you need to know whether the look should be aged vintage, or a whiter maple. If you want an older look, Wipe on poly would be my first choice folowed by Tru-oil, and then finally Tung oil. If you want it to stay light, I would recommend Lacquer, or Water based poly.
Hope this helps, as I have worked a lot with woods of many sorts.
Now if it's Maple, you need to know whether the look should be aged vintage, or a whiter maple. If you want an older look, Wipe on poly would be my first choice folowed by Tru-oil, and then finally Tung oil.
Never heard of that method before, got any pics? Today I just finished a maple neck using Stew Mack amber (very yellow) warmed up with some reranch butterscotch (very orange) and then Minwax wipe-on poly.
Guitardude, are you refering to the fretboard or the maple neck itself? I could be wrong (and many times am...ask my wife!) but I was under the impression the Bullet necks were finished in a satin poly. I don't think any kind of oil finish will work well on a poly or laquer finished neck.
Dman, I think the bullet necks are unfinished, but maybe i'm wrong.
Okay, now maybe I'm really confused. I thought you could oil a neck, but not finish it. Is that the same thing? I just got the idea because my dad "oiled" the dining room table and it looked really good, so I thought "let's do it on the guitar"...
Thanks for the help.
if you use furniture polish on a rosewood board, it can crack the wood
DO NOT put wipe on poly over your tinted coats with a brush. Wipe it on lightly with a cloth per manf. instructions.