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Tru-oil alone too soft for Redwood, need durablility HELP!

 
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BadAssBluesDude



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:42 pm    Post subject: Tru-oil alone too soft for Redwood, need durablility HELP! Reply with quote

For the past few years I've been finishing all my guitars with Tru-oil and have been quite happy with it. I then made two guitars with Redwood backs, not knowing how soft Redwood is. Tru-oil just isn't hard enough, the backs dent and scratch way too easily. I need something more durable. I was thinking about wipe-on Poly over the Tru-oil. Thoughts, suggestions, advice???????
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marksound



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soft wood will dent no matter what you put on it.

That said, if you want hard and durable, look at your car. A 2k urethane finish is as durable as it gets.

It's toxic and you need PPE to shoot it. Overspray gets on everything and it doesn't come off easily.

Look at the options, and make an informed decision.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marksound wrote:
Soft wood will dent no matter what you put on it.

That said, if you want hard and durable, look at your car. A 2k urethane finish is as durable as it gets.

It's toxic and you need PPE to shoot it. Overspray gets on everything and it doesn't come off easily.

Look at the options, and make an informed decision.

+1 on the 2K. If you're only going to use it for a couple of bodies, you can pick up a disposable respirator for about $25. Just make sure it is rated for cyanogens. SprayMax 2K is expensive, but good stuff. You can spray and buff in less than 24 hours.
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Lon



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BrightKJ wrote:

+1 on the 2K. If you're only going to use it for a couple of bodies, you can pick up a disposable respirator for about $25. Just make sure it is rated for cyanogens. SprayMax 2K is expensive, but good stuff. You can spray and buff in less than 24 hours.


I've used many times for quick refinishes and have never been disappointed in clarity and durability
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Joe Desperado



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iíve used truOil on redwood acoustics before. It is soft and wears out pretty fast, but easy to touch up..and looks great if you like that warn look.
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