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Tung Oil. . .yellow tint?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Wolak, Feb 9, 2005.


  1. I'm working with natural danish oil and it has a yellowish tint to it. Does tung oil also have a yellow tint to it or is it clear?
     
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    It pretty much all has an amber tint to it. The older the oil, the more amber, generally speaking...
     
  3. I just got done finishing my bass with tung oil and it was yellow in some spots and not so much in others. I think the yellow part was on the end of the wood. is this because It soaked up more tung oil than the top of the bass?
     
  4. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Tung oil finish does have a "mellow vintage amber hue" to it :D We don't call it yellow :p