Using tung oil over Warmoth's oil based penetrating sealer?

KalebD213

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I read somewhere that you shouldn't use a tung oil finish over an oil based sealer. I know that warmoth uses an oil based penetrating sealer, so I would like to know if anyone can give me any tips on what I can do to ensure a tung oil finish works with my neck? Or do you guys just think the whole thing about not using a tung oil finish over an oil based sealer is bull.​
 

ragamuffin

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Warmoth using an oil based penetrating sealer? Where did you hear that?

Is this on a neck your talking about? A body? Finished or unfinished?
 

Spud

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DrSeb mentions it I believe......when his neck bowed, don't know if it's oil though


"No idea if that happened while storing it before staining, after, or while waiting for a finish at the finishing shop. It doesn't matter since it was ordered w/o the penetrating sealer and is therefore not covered under warranty (well understood when ordering that way)."
 

stratamania

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All our necks are dipped in an oil based penetrating sealer which is compatible with virtually all secondary finishes. This provides enhanced stability; however, it is not adequate protection for playing. We strongly recommend you apply a hard finish to all Maple, Mahogany, Walnut, Korina, and Koa necks.

Reference: https://warmoth.com/guitar-neck-finishes

Tung oil should not be a problem and neither is tru-oil.
 

ragamuffin

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stratamania said:
All our necks are dipped in an oil based penetrating sealer which is compatible with virtually all secondary finishes. This provides enhanced stability; however, it is not adequate protection for playing. We strongly recommend you apply a hard finish to all Maple, Mahogany, Walnut, Korina, and Koa necks.

Reference: https://warmoth.com/guitar-neck-finishes

Tung oil should not be a problem and neither is tru-oil.

Wow! How have I never seen this before lol
 
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