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Precious Bodily Fluids and Tung Finishes

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by rickbass, Apr 3, 2002.


  1. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    A couple of my bands have signed contracts with summer festivals here in the Midwest US. We're talking massive Gulfstream heat and humidity.

    This will be my first use of a tung oiled bass at these things. Based last years experiences, copious amounts of sweat will roll onto to the bass. I bring at least 4 wrist sweatbands to these things.

    Is this sweat on the tung-oiled wood something that requires special care after such a gig???......(like adding more tung oil or whatever???)

    I always wipe down my basses after every use, but those are poly finished.

    I realize you don't "sweat test" your work before you deliver it. But I figured you might have some valuable advice.

    Thanks so much in advance for any guidance!