Another neck oiling question

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misplacedsanity

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Hi, hoping someone could help me out with this.
I want to tru oil a neck, is it ok to apply the tru oil over abalone inlay?
 
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misplacedsanity

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yeah, it's birdseye maple (I hope........ haven't pulled the trigger on it yet, I've been keeping an eye on it for a couple of weeks, get payed tomorrow and am going to buy it as soon as I get home from work, this is a plan that hasn't worked out in the past)
 

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well... yes ya can use it over the inlays.

just remember to use that stuff as THIN as possible 

THIN is the key with oil finishes (most finishes really)

I know there's the warranty issue... and why TruOil is favored because of its inclusion into warranty "ok" status, so even though I hate the stuff... use it if ya gotta.
 
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Thanks Bro, to be honest the only reason I'm going the oil route is due to cost. But I have heard a lot of good things about oil finishes, so fingers crossed it turns out ok.
 

-CB-

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Cost?

Heck, go down to Walmart and get two spray bombs of DEFT lacquer and have a GREAT finish!
 
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ildar

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I like this stuff http://www.vandykes.com/product/02010534/
Nitro toner, just a bit darker than amber.
 
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misplacedsanity

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Thanks for the advice guys. Did I say it was all down to cost? I should have added that I've also heard that oiling a neck is so easy even a drummer could do it.
In my younger days I've messed up a guitar or two by trying to respray them, granted I was useing auto paint, these were the days before the internet and I knew as much about refinishing as I did brain surgery. No prizes for guessing how they turned out. So I'd have to say I would be very reluctant to go anywhere near this neck with a spray can.
 

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misplacedsanity said:
I've also heard that oiling a neck is so easy even a drummer could do it.

Ya but they oil necks with SAE 10w30, and they think its cuz they'd seize up otherwise.
 

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despite what many here believe and/or claim, a TruOil finished neck is a thing of beauty that can be easily done by even a novice

all the best,

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