Luthiers: What's the best polish to use on a Tung Oil/Varnish finish

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Saint, May 11, 2003.

  1. Saint


    Mar 2, 2000
    DC - USA
    I finished my walnut/maple bass with both pure tung oil and formsby's oil/varnish misture. It's getting a little dull and I want to polish it, but don't know what to use.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    PS - thanks to all the luthiers and TB members who helped guide me through making this bass.[​IMG]
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Steel wool, and then more tung oil.
    It shouldn't get dull.
    Tung oil gets harder and harder with time when properly applied.
  3. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    Lee Valley has steel wool from England that has no oil in it. I find that regular steel wool can leave a greyish oily surface, so I use the Brit stuff, or 3M plastic wool pads.
  4. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    Lee Valley rocks that reminds I want to get to the new one out here....