Finish question

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by BassGreaser, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Hey guys
    I'm buying an old Kay that is in need of finishing work. How would I go about doing this? Also, I was thinking about Finishing the bass in tung oil. Is that a good choice? any info would help out alot.
  2. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    there is a past post (somewhere) about this. I'm not adept to computers, though.
    I've used Birchwood Casey's Tru-Oil. It's non-toxic, easy to use, takes pigments well, and is a linseed oil varnish, with driers. Nice stuff.
  3. rablack


    Mar 9, 2000
    Houston, Texas
    Go sign up (free) at the Musical Instrument Makers Forum at This will get you access to the archived discussion on finishing. It's primarily guitar-centric but there is loads of useful info.

    Go to the forum section and search the Glues and Finishes area