Staining a tung oil guitar? Sand? Chemical strip?

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Staining a tung oil guitar? Sand? Chemical strip?

Postby vintagelove » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:30 pm

Hello and thanks for taking a look. Long story short I have a tung oil, neck thru maple and koa or mahogany dc127. Absolutely freaking amazing instrument.

But I hate the dissimilar look. I want to finish it with a walnut stain (gel stain I've had good luck with)

http://www.thetoolworkshop.com/minwaxwa ... 26060.aspx

Anyway, I tried to put it on under the backplate, it didn't absorb (It was a while back, but all I remember for sure is it didn't work.) so I'm thinking I need to strip the tung oil off for the stain to absorb.

Correct?

Ok, now what is the best way? Sandpaper? Chemical stripper?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'll obviously test it on the back again before going all in. And I'll be sure to post the makeover when finished.

Thanks again.

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Re: Staining a tung oil guitar? Sand? Chemical strip?

Postby skully13a » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:42 pm

Just sand it. Tung oil doesn't penetrate that far, but it'd do a number on any attempted stain.
You'll be surprised how quickly you'll reach bare wood.
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Re: Staining a tung oil guitar? Sand? Chemical strip?

Postby vintagelove » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:25 pm

skully13a wrote:Just sand it. Tung oil doesn't penetrate that far, but it'd do a number on any attempted stain.
You'll be surprised how quickly you'll reach bare wood.
Good luck.




Hi, thanks for the quick reply. Wish me luck!!!

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Re: Staining a tung oil guitar? Sand? Chemical strip?

Postby Kellameron » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:44 pm

So how did it go? I have a tung oil experience, and hence would've left it as is, but I'm curious how yours came out.


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