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    Hello...has anyone here used gun stock oil for help in protecting an unfinished neck? I bought some Tru-Oil gun stock finish, and it says to apply, buff w/00 steel wool, and repeat until desired finish. Then it says to apply gun stock wax? Has anyone here used the wax or is only the oil needed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ME100472 View Post
    Hello...has anyone here used gun stock oil for help in protecting an unfinished neck? I bought some Tru-Oil gun stock finish, and it says to apply, buff w/00 steel wool, and repeat until desired finish. Then it says to apply gun stock wax? Has anyone here used the wax or is only the oil needed?
    I use it on all my build. i LOVE it. first coat...give it a tick nice even coat with a rag..and rub it in. leave it cure for a good 2 days. be carefull to avoid accumulation around the frets on the board.

    when it's cured. use a "000" and srub it. wipe all the white dust. and apply a second thin coat this time. leave it cure for a day. i do about 3 to 5 thin coats, with rubbing with "0000" between each coat. once finish you can either do a satin finish or pure gloss with it, that's what i love about tru-oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ME100472 View Post
    Hello...has anyone here used gun stock oil for help in protecting an unfinished neck? I bought some Tru-Oil gun stock finish, and it says to apply, buff w/00 steel wool, and repeat until desired finish. Then it says to apply gun stock wax? Has anyone here used the wax or is only the oil needed?
    I like using the wax, but it isn't at all necessary. Once you go this way- you will not be able to stand lacquered necks!!!
    Dammit!!! I still smell like cotton candy!!!

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    Dammit!!! I still smell like cotton candy!!!

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    For a natural, satin finish Tru-Oil is now the only way I go. If you want to leave the wood unstained, it still brings out the figuring and offers a nice vintage-like yellowing to the wood. If you want to stain the wood, it seals everything up nicely. You can apply several coats and buff to a high gloss, or you can just use it lightly as a sealer. I've found I really like using wax when the Tru-Oil coats are done to polish it up, and I've only ever used Minwax Paste Finishing Wax (nothing fancy) on both bodies and necks.

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    Tru-oil works really well and leaves a nice hard finish.
    Here's one I finished about 6 months ago.








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    Dino that guitar is sick - I would be afraid to play it for fear of ruining it! Stunning work Dino, absolutely stunning!

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    I bought the exact products EBMM use on their necks, which are Birchwood Casey Tru Oil, and then Birchwood Casey Wax.

    I'd used the Tru Oil for a couple years, and then finally did break down and buy their wax, and I have to say, it did help the neck feel like their factory finish. To be honest, I've been afraid of build-up with the oil, so I haven't done it in about 2 years. It's probably time for me to get going again!

    Here are some comments from someone who took a factory tour at EBMM:

    I spent about 20 minutes at that station and actually talked to the woman who was doing the finish on the necks.

    She applied the oil to the neck wiping a coat over the entire neck and I'd say within 15 seconds she grabbed a paper towel and wiped it off. Then she applied the wax, let it sit for 10 seconds or so and with fresh paper towels wiped it clean and then with another paper towel she did a final wipe down and moved to the next neck.

    If you blinked she was moving on... I was surprised by how fast she was doing it and asked is that all there is to sealing the necks and she said yes that's it.

    Obviously if you're sealing a body, you'd want to follow what the other forumites are saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majestic View Post
    I bought the exact products EBMM use on their necks, which are Birchwood Casey Tru Oil, and then Birchwood Casey Wax.

    I'd used the Tru Oil for a couple years, and then finally did break down and buy their wax, and I have to say, it did help the neck feel like their factory finish. To be honest, I've been afraid of build-up with the oil, so I haven't done it in about 2 years. It's probably time for me to get going again!

    Here are some comments from someone who took a factory tour at EBMM:




    Obviously if you're sealing a body, you'd want to follow what the other forumites are saying.
    I put two coats on a couple of necks recently (applied one coat, let it dry, steel wooled, then repeated the process) and found it to actually be too much of a finish. It lost the natural wood feel. So I'm not surprised the EB approach would be that simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino5150 View Post
    Tru-oil works really well and leaves a nice hard finish.
    Here's one I finished about 6 months ago.







    Thats beautiful dude.Grats
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