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  • #61
    If anyone still cares....

    Done a lot of sanding recently and the body looked good, felt lovely so went ahead with the danish oil. And it looked awful... there's a few white patches which I'm guessing are spots where I didn't get all the epoxy/sealer stuff and some darker ones which.. I dunno, maybe messed the grain up or something? More importantly, the final colour was kind of meh, a very weak sort of honey colour I guess. Maybe it will darken with more coats(?) but tempted to try a stained variety of the oil.

    I also have a couple of tins of Hammerite laying about which I'm sorely tempted to just slap all over it and be done with. ;)

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    • #62
      I don't know anything about refinishing(I once did). But can't think that any oil that doesn't dry can be good for the body tone.
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      • #63
        Originally posted by GaryG View Post
        If anyone still cares....

        Done a lot of sanding recently and the body looked good, felt lovely so went ahead with the danish oil. And it looked awful... there's a few white patches which I'm guessing are spots where I didn't get all the epoxy/sealer stuff and some darker ones which.. I dunno, maybe messed the grain up or something? More importantly, the final colour was kind of meh, a very weak sort of honey colour I guess. Maybe it will darken with more coats(?) but tempted to try a stained variety of the oil.

        I also have a couple of tins of Hammerite laying about which I'm sorely tempted to just slap all over it and be done with. ;)
        I don't think you can mess up the grain, but the patches could be old sealer that didn't come off with the sanding. The colour should darken with more coats.

        Love the Hammerite idea :-)
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        • #64
          Originally posted by annode View Post
          I don't know anything about refinishing(I once did). But can't think that any oil that doesn't dry can be good for the body tone.
          Danish oil dries ok, after a day or two you'd hardly know it's there. Though why would you finish a guitar with an oil that doesn't dry? Could be messy... ;)


          Originally posted by YnotB View Post

          I don't think you can mess up the grain, but the patches could be old sealer that didn't come off with the sanding. The colour should darken with more coats.

          Love the Hammerite idea :-)
          Well, maybe not 'mess up' but not sanded down sufficiently, maybe the oil has taken to these areas better than the really smooth bits so looks darker...?

          I think Hammerite would actually be worse than the poly finish I stripped off initially. I checked and have gold, silver and navy blue; could make quite a unique sunburst with those...
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          • #65
            Originally posted by GaryG View Post

            I checked and have gold, silver and navy blue; could make quite a unique sunburst with those...
            It'd look lovely!!

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            • #66
              I'm encouraged by the progress--I'm taking you off the Slacker list.

              Silver, gold, and Navy blue would be awesome:

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