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Tung oil/ paint compatibility

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Sep 30. 6 Replies

I'm working on a CB Gitty kit for a customer. They want the neck painted White and a clear on the Fret Board. I was thinking Tung Oil for the Fret Board, but I'm stumped on what paint to use.

 

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BrianQ. replied to Ken Hope's discussion CB Gitty Country Roads Banjo kit in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Ken, if you don’t want a change in tone, then you’ll have to keep it thin like ink? I’ve done lettering on many a banjo head, so I’ll give a few tips: Ink brush pens are perfect, but if you plan to use Acrylic paint or any…"
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BrianQ. replied to Ken Hope's discussion Tung oil/ paint compatibility
"I agree with Taff, rattlecan enamel is the closest thing to the old cellulose paint used on vintage guitars? Even better with a base coat of a quality rattlecan primer/sealer? Cheers  :)"
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Jerry Jordan replied to Ken Hope's discussion Tung oil/ paint compatibility
"I would agree with Taffy. White enamel rattle can for the neck, and clear shellac for the fingerboard. Normally I use amber shellac on Oak, but clear would work just as well. I usually wipe it on with a foam disposable brush or pad, then wipe off…"
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My Grandma and I made my toys when I stayed with her. I'm making my toys again, and it's fun. I named my 1st CBG "Francis" for her.

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At 4:02pm on March 8, 2021, BrianQ. said…

Welcome Ken, check out the Resources tab and join some groups located in the Posts tab?

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