you guys rock! just bein all helpful with your suggestions!
anyways... has anyone used winwax wipe on poly? or the polycrylic, or
water based polyurethanes? i'm debating even getting the poly for
floors. also general finishes makes a gel poly that is supposedly one
of the hardest curing and clearest finishes on the market... any
I used the Minwax high-gloss wipe-on Poly on a Tele that I built last
year. Got impatient with it, and finished the job with the Minwax
high-gloss poly that comes in a spray can. The result was very
good--the gloss is so shiny it almost looks wet. No buffing or
polishing was required. But I level-sanded with 320, 400, and 600
before I put on the last two coats. You have to be very careful to
avoid runs, though. I did two thin coats about 2 hours apart, IIRC.
None of the products you have suggested are suitable for a musical instrument.
Grizzly has a nice section in their catalog for luthier supplies, and here is a
page that summarizes the steps needed for a very high quality finish, they will
send you a free catalog::
Hi David -
I have never heard of using Formby's but Tru Oil is actually fairly
commonly used for instument finishes. I have talked to several
luthiers who like it and I am experimenting with some in the shop now.
It takes several coats to build up to a gloss finish. So far what I am
getting is more of a satin finish. Dyes are the way to go to get color
if you have some cool grain you want to show through. A lot of colored
electrics are just painted. As mentioned in other posts, the key is
David Dugas wrote:
That is called toning. Unfortunately garden variety (lowes) stain has
pigment in it (like paint) and it will obscure the dye.
In my breif experience messing around with toning, I discovered the
obvious... thicker finish = more color. What's not so obvious is that
achiving an even-thickness finish on anything but a simpleflat surface is
not easy *unless* you are spraying.
http://NewsGuy.com/overview.htm 30Gb $9.95 Carry Forward and On Demand Bandwidth
As a guitar player I know enough to say (DON'T TRY IT YOURSELF)
without a LOT of research
Ask this same question in RMMGA
rec.music.makers.guitar.acoustic PLEASE a lot of luthiers are on
that list (as am I)
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