Tung oil finish

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Btone, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. Btone


    May 5, 2001
    Hi guys..
    Ordered my Warmoth yesterday...the body is unfinished swamp ash. I've decided to go for a tung oil finish.
    How do I apply it?
    Is it as simple as this: Rubb it in 'til it looks good!? (couldn't find anything useful in the archive - might have missed something though).

    And secondly: Do any of you know a site called "www.how-to-assemble-your-Warmoth.com" or something like that - I mean - neck/body assembly, electronics, nut and bridge mounting, fret dressing.....something that tells me how to go about when the pieces arrive..:confused:
    Thank you!
  2. The tung oil is easy:

    Take 0000 steel wool, soak it in the oil and begin to rub the finish into the wood. With just the amount the wool holds, keep rubbing it in until it gets tacky. Wipe off any excess then let it set for several hours. Come back and repeat the process. You can repeat this process as many times as you want until you begin to get the finish you want. When you've got it right, just buff the final coats with a soft cloth then wax with a good paste wax. That's all there is to it.
  3. Btone


    May 5, 2001
    Thanks for your help, Hambone. Seems pretty straightforward...:)