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types of finishes

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by rockbassist1087, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. rockbassist1087

    rockbassist1087 Guest

    Nov 29, 2002
    Long Island, NY
    Hey guys. I was just on the Carvin site and I want to know the difference between a Clear matte satin finish and a tung oil finish. Also, how does a clear matte satin finish compare with a regular gloss finish. thanks.
  2. mikgag

    mikgag Guest

    Mar 25, 2002
    We use tung-oil on all our basses. If done properly with the right technique, it produces a beautiful finish, either matte or high gloss depending on how many coats you apply. The best part is if you scratch or ding the bass, just use a little 400 sandpaper, add more tung-oil and voila. IMO, wood wasn't meant to be covered in plastic....