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colored oil finishes:

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by nunk6, Sep 29, 2001.


  1. nunk6

    nunk6

    Jul 29, 2000
    anyone know where i can find colored oils to apply to my tunged oiled bass? i really appreciate any info on colored oil finishes
     
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I don't know where you're located (your profile gives no clue), but if you're here in the US there's a tung-oil based finish called "Woodburst" with which I've had great luck.

    Here's a link.

    I've found it at Rockler woodworking stores. If you can't find it locally, send Woodburst an email - they're nice folks.
     
  3. nunk6

    nunk6

    Jul 29, 2000
    thats exactly what i was looking for thanks!
     
  4. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    Holy mackerel, nunk6 -- these colors are BRIGHT! Whatcha gon' do?
     
  5. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    The kid's colors are pretty, um, - primary? - but some of the other ones aren't bad at all.

    I used Bing Cherry on my Warmoth Tele body (swamp ash), and was very happy with the results. It's not here right now (my woodworker friend has it for some routing work), or I'd post a pic. All I have here is some scrap ash I used as a finish test which have only a color coat - no additional finish layers of Tung. Quite frankly, they look just like the color samples on the Woodburst site.

    What basic color ware you considering, nunk6?