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 Post subject: Tru Oil touch-up
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:10 am 
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My stewmac treble machine busted (swaged post on the plate holding the spiral gear thing) on my favorite player, a 000-15SH style that I assembled in 2015. After looking at the pictures, Stewmac had a replacement to me in two days. Since the finish was rough on the neck from use, I decided to fix that, too. I think the truoil finish was thin on the neck, but I thought it would be pretty tough and stand up to use. After sanding with 220-400 fine paper, I started building up the finish twice a day with daily sanding with 800 and 1000 fine paper. A week later the finish is as good as the nitro on my Sequoia 00 posted elsewhere here on the forum. I'm so happy with this, I'm holding on to drying oil as a finish option. The picture almost shows the quality of the film, but not quite.


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 Post subject: Re: Tru Oil touch-up
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:03 pm 
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Did you polish beyond 1000 grit?

Ed


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 Post subject: Re: Tru Oil touch-up
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:10 pm 
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Hi Ed,
No, the last coat leveled and dried smooth as glass. I thought of polishing with lens polish, but that just would be gilding the lily.
-d.


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