Tung Oil or Teak Oil

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by River Gambler, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. River Gambler

    River Gambler

    Feb 10, 2005
    I am using Pamele Sapele for (this wood is awsome looking with a finish on it) the top and back of my new bass and I was experimenting with Tung oil for the finish. The oil didn't dry after about eight hours. Would that be because of oil in the wood. The tung oil is old about 7years old. Or should I be using Teak oil? TKX Tom
  2. Rat


    Mar 15, 2005
    Boston Sewers
    i just did my jbass with True oil .....it rocks almost looks like a poly finish and was very easy to do ... :hyper:
  3. River Gambler

    River Gambler

    Feb 10, 2005
    True oil? Tell me about it. Tom
  4. joeviau


    Jul 9, 2002
    Rhode Island
  5. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    If you are using pure Tung Oil it might take much longer than 8 hours to cure. It's also inevitably thick and oxidized if its 7 years old. Most of that stuff gets pretty ganky in a much shorter period of time and won't penetrate like it should.