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    14th coat. I think I will go for a satin finish,...

    14th coat. I think I will go for a satin finish, still need to figure out what is the best way to do it.
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    Thanks, that make sense. It's true that the TO...

    Thanks, that make sense. It's true that the TO bottle that I use is a few months old, it may be thicker.
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    So if I want to apply really thin coats what...

    So if I want to apply really thin coats what should I do differently? If I use pure TO I also get a lot of stroke marks. Do you suggest I'll sand it later?
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    Maybe I'll give it another try, in the worst case...

    Maybe I'll give it another try, in the worst case I'll sand it down.
    How do you apply it BTW? I'm using old tshirts, don't know if this is the best method.
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    Thanks I'll try it.

    Thanks I'll try it.
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    I wonder if I can use it for fret polishing as I...

    I wonder if I can use it for fret polishing as I do with steel wool sometimes. My current method is P600-5000 grit sandpaper but sometime I use steel wool before, and I'm finishing it with metal...
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    Nice gloss! Thanks for the tips! The reason I'm...

    Nice gloss! Thanks for the tips! The reason I'm thinning the tru oil is because it gets tacky really fast which result in a lot of stroke marks and dust specks that sticks to it, do you think I...
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    :D yeah, found these sold only in bulk

    :D yeah, found these sold only in bulk
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    I just got the 3m scotch-brite, can go back to...

    I just got the 3m scotch-brite, can go back to sanding now :)
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    I stained the covers with black dye, still have...

    I stained the covers with black dye, still have to sand them with 240 and I didn't decide if I should leave them black or dye them with matching color to the body.
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    Ok so I'm waiting for the 3m pads, I should get...

    Ok so I'm waiting for the 3m pads, I should get them in the next few days. :cool:
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    Thanks for the tip! Found a seller in my country...

    Thanks for the tip! Found a seller in my country that sells these 3m pads and sent an order. They are pretty expensive but if that means I don't have to search for those metal fibers (I use a magnet...
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    The current status of the finishing process is...

    The current status of the finishing process is 8th coat of tru oil and I'm waiting a few days before I'll sand it with a 0000 steel wool and then applying more coats of tru oil. Something I didn't...
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    update

    I bought some 3mm basswood sheets and I'm trying to make the covers for the cavities on the back of guitar, still don't have a fit, but I'm taking a break for now I'll come back to it later....
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    4th coat of Tru-oil

    Applying layers of 50/50 Tru-oil and mineral spirit mixture, this is the 4th coat, seems it's starting to build up.
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    The only advantage here are the temperatures :),...

    The only advantage here are the temperatures :), but it gets really humid in the summer, I hope I'll end the finishing process before the end of June.
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    Nice! I tried that with an Ikea camping wardrobe...

    Nice! I tried that with an Ikea camping wardrobe for the clear coat of my first build, went ok but I live in an awfully dusty area. No matter if it's indoor or out, I can't really get rid of all the...
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    I wish I could do spraying, don't have a working...

    I wish I could do spraying, don't have a working space for it, do you have spray booth?
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    1st coat of tru-oil 40235

    1st coat of tru-oil
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    Cool so it passed the test!;) I tried to add more...

    Cool so it passed the test!;) I tried to add more dye around the edges, but for some reason it's really hard for me to blend that shade into the others, I think the blue pigment is making it...
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    I worked a few hours on the dye today, it's...

    I worked a few hours on the dye today, it's supposed to be some kind of a purple burst. I had a hard time blend the purple with the pink dye plus the middle piece in the body is lighter in color than...
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    I lightly stained the body and neck with a red...

    I lightly stained the body and neck with a red dye that I mixed from Keda dye powders as a base coat, going to sand them tomorrow with 240, not sure what is going to happen since I only tested black...
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    Good to know, I thought it needs to soak into the...

    Good to know, I thought it needs to soak into the wood, thanks!

    I'll do the thing with the white spirit and check those marks.
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    Can I use dyes on spray? The reason I'm using...

    Can I use dyes on spray? The reason I'm using dyes is because I'm finishing it with tru oil, don't have any other option for now :(
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    Yesterday I sanded the body and neck to 150 grit,...

    Yesterday I sanded the body and neck to 150 grit, the body still have a few glue marks I couldn't get rid of completely, I tried to use some acetone:
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    Meanwhile I'm searching for a color...
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