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Warmoth raw purpleheart neck..Tru Oil or leave it unfinished

 
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Tru Oil or Unfinished
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Instagator



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:23 am    Post subject: Warmoth raw purpleheart neck..Tru Oil or leave it unfinished Reply with quote

I have an unfinished Purpleheart neck.Warmoth says it needs no finish,just install and play.Would you guys Tru Oil or play it as is

Thanks for your opinions..yes everyone has one ..and they don't all stink Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing to consider is that the purple heart will darken to a brown over time. A decent UV resistant finish should help slow this down though.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lakeplacidblue wrote:
One thing to consider is that the purple heart will darken to a brown over time. A decent UV resistant finish should help slow this down though.


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Action-Cashin



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PH is an open grain, so the oil would help fill it some too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lakeplacidblue wrote:
One thing to consider is that the purple heart will darken to a brown over time. A decent UV resistant finish should help slow this down though.


Would Tru Oil be considered UV resistant?

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Tele Savalas



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It feels so nice bare, especially after being burnished by some play-time, I'd be afraid of the tru-oil changing the feel. Tru-Oil's literature says nothing about UV protection.
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Structo



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a guess but I would say that Tru Oil does not inhibit UV rays.

Also strange that Warmoth would say not to finish that neck since they are pretty explicit in saying that they won't guarantee a neck that is unfinished or has an oil finish.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which ever way you go lets see some pics Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they say that if its a Maple, Koa, or mahogany neck. They will still warranty necks made of things like rosewood and other oily exotic wood...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rahimiiii wrote:
I think they say that if its a Maple, Koa, or mahogany neck. They will still warranty necks made of things like rosewood and other oily exotic wood...



Yep...it's one of them there...eggzotics Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They will honor their warranty if Tru-Oil is used, but not Tung oil, or other oils that don't form a hard finish.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love that bare wood feel on a neck as well. I'd leave it. Just 0000 steel wool it on occasion and jam on.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Structo wrote:
Just a guess but I would say that Tru Oil does not inhibit UV rays.


Rifle and Pistol stocks certainly change color.
I think your guess is correct.

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