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Tru Oil Over Amber Lacquer?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:11 pm    Post subject: Tru Oil Over Amber Lacquer? Reply with quote

Question for you finishing pros...

I am working on a strat build, I have an MJT body, all of the hardware and electronics are finished, I just need a neck. I'm leaning on going the Warmoth route. I like a good vintage tint, but not "orange-y" as many have described Warmoth's vintage tint finishes.

I have some amber tinted aerosol lacquer from Stewmac that I've used before to get a nice color on a neck (I used aerosol lacquer over it in the past). Can I use amber-tinted lacquer in conjunction with Tru Oil? If so, what process should I use? Spray, than apply Tru Oil (rub-on)? Or, should I do a coat of Tru Oil first? Any input would be appreciated!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lacquer over oil, never the other way around. That's it.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have made my own dye mixture using dilluted Colortone stains from stew mac, applied that until I got the color I wanted, then applied tru oil over that. You have to be careful to not let it come out splotchy by going lighter over the end grain, but you can sand it back if you need to.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you rub on the Tru Oil it doesn't dissolve/smear the stain?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lacquer over oil, never the other way around. That's it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't notice the tru-oil dissolving or redistributing the stain at all on the 4 necks I've done.
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