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Oiling unfinished neck?

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by guitardude24680, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. guitardude24680

    guitardude24680 Former Member

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    Can I use lemon furniture oil on for the unfinished neck on my Squier Bullet?
    Thanks for the help.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    if you use furniture polish on a rosewood board, it can crack the wood
     
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    DO NOT put wipe on poly over your tinted coats with a brush. Wipe it on lightly with a cloth per manf. instructions.
     

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