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Tung oil/ paint compatibility

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Sep 30. 6 Replies

I'm working on a CB Gitty kit for a customer. They want the neck painted White and a clear on the Fret Board. I was thinking Tung Oil for the Fret Board, but I'm stumped on what paint to use.

 

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Oct 11
BrianQ. replied to Ken Hope's discussion Tung oil/ paint compatibility
"I agree with Taff, rattlecan enamel is the closest thing to the old cellulose paint used on vintage guitars? Even better with a base coat of a quality rattlecan primer/sealer? Cheers  :)"
Sep 30
Jerry Jordan replied to Ken Hope's discussion Tung oil/ paint compatibility
"I would agree with Taffy. White enamel rattle can for the neck, and clear shellac for the fingerboard. Normally I use amber shellac on Oak, but clear would work just as well. I usually wipe it on with a foam disposable brush or pad, then wipe off…"
Sep 30
Carl Floyd replied to Ken Hope's discussion Tung oil/ paint compatibility
"I much prefer bare rosewood.  Not sure how that will work with Red Oak."
Sep 29
Taffy Evans replied to Ken Hope's discussion Tung oil/ paint compatibility
"Hi Carl, I have never needed a fingerboard finished to that degree. If I put any kind of finish on a fingerboard it would be Rock Maple, and that does not need grain filling. I've seen cheap guitars with a finish on them to make them look like…"
Sep 29
Carl Floyd replied to Ken Hope's discussion Tung oil/ paint compatibility
"Speaking of filling the grain, does anyone use grain filler on Red Oak fretboards?  If so, what?  TIA."
Sep 29
Taffy Evans replied to Ken Hope's discussion Tung oil/ paint compatibility
"Hi, I would consider using a white enamel rattle can paint. I would add Shellac to the board and apply a wax. i have done this but using a black paint. Depends on the degree of quality finish required on the neck, the grain will have to be filled…"
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Tung oil/ paint compatibility

I'm working on a CB Gitty kit for a customer. They want the neck painted White and a clear on the Fret Board. I was thinking Tung Oil for the Fret Board, but I'm stumped on what paint to use.
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BrianQ. replied to Ken Hope's discussion Sticker removal? in the group C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply
"Heat, a good flexible scraper to peel & tons, I mean tons of patience!!! Every time I try to rush, it never peels right & makes a mess out of it!! Good luck :)"
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Thomas "Duck" Petry replied to Ken Hope's discussion Sticker removal? in the group C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply
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Paul Craig replied to Ken Hope's discussion Sticker removal? in the group C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply
"Most of these boxes have some glues that's easy to peel the paper off, but some have stubborn globs of glue that refuse to let go. I removed all paper and glue on one box with my electric sander. The wood underneath is plywood unless you have a…"
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At 4:02pm on March 8, 2021, BrianQ. said…

Welcome Ken, check out the Resources tab and join some groups located in the Posts tab?

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