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DIY Finish Question

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by ytsebri, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. ytsebri


    Sep 1, 2000
    I'm going with a Warmoth parts bass for my next bass. I'm going with a zebrawood body and I'm unsure if I should take their satin finish or throw a coupla coats of tung oil on there. Please let me know your opinion. Thanks
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    This is a better fit in the Luthier's forum - you'll get lots of advice over there.

    FWIW, I'd use a wipe-on poly.

  3. JTGale


    Oct 26, 2004
    Hummelstown, PA
    I agree with Ken. A wipe-on poly would be ideal. But, now that I think about it, did you say that you are having Warmoth finish it for you? If so, I would go with the satin over the tung oil. The longevity and the ease of care of the satin would far outweigh the tung oil finish, IMHO. You will have to post photos when you get it. I love zebrawood! :D
  4. r379


    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    Do a search here in the "Luthier's Corner" for Truoil. I used it to finish an Allparts neck and it worked great. Easy and not messy.