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Behlen Tung Oil

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A low-gloss penetrating oil for unfinished wood.
Rub it into stained or unstained wood and wipe off the excess.

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Behlen Tung Oil
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0624 1 pint
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Tung oil can be applied to the back of an electric guitar neck for smoother feel and playability. One quart will finish multiple necks.

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Behlen Tung Oil
Behlen Tung Oil
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5 4-02-2012
tung oil

oil does a great job of freshening up drying fingerboards. i'm sure it will also do a great job of body finishing.

Slash671  Guam Read my reviews (29)
4 10-24-2011
great stuff but a little dark on black walnut

im almost done with a project i set out with to make my perfect guitar ... i decided to use this oil on the neck and i tested it on some scrap wood first ... as soon as i applied it the darkness showed and i was slightly displeased but the feel of it is perfect and exactly what i was looking for ant the directions on the can worked as stated so it was very easily applied.

i guess i will have to try to find a way to make thinner coats before i put it on the real thing

Caulin Sheridan  Carrabelle, Florida Read my reviews (3)
5 10-07-2011
Totally love it but, please, HELP!

I am really happy with the oil. I have refinished a number of necks and even a complete Squire body (after dying it with Fiebings' dye). Totally worth the money and the amount is more than enough if you're not a pro repair shop.

Tim Gospodinov  NYC Read my reviews (8)
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4 5-08-2011
Beautiful Depth, Low Gloss

This stuff is definitely 100% pure. This is both a good and a bad thing. Because it's pure, the look you get is fantastic. The guitar I finished with it was African mahogany and hard rock maple. The mahogany took on a golden depth and the maple a nice glow. Also because it's pure, however, you will age visibly while it dries. The first few coats only needed a day each, but around the seventh I was waiting a week between coats.

Drying time aside, my only complaint is shine. You get the depth of an oil finish, which is fine for furniture, but not the high-gloss sheen an instrument needs. I would recommend finding a cut oil like Liberon finishing oil for two final coats if you want high-gloss.

Beautiful depth, low gloss  Carlsbad, CA
4 5-07-2011
Know what your getting into

This stuff takes forever to dry. Use mineral spirits to speed it up.

Clell  Dallas, TX Read my reviews (21)
4 1-14-2011
Does the job

This is the good stuff. I'm not thinking it's 100% pure Tung oil, but I could be wrong. You will definitely need to cut it with spirits/turps or it will leech from the pores forever. (that is if you don't do grain filling)

Barron Wesley Guitars  Palo Alto, CA
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5 11-04-2010
Great Finish

Amazing finish, easy to apply, and perfect for guitar necks. Apparently it's very easy to repair as well. Also thins out well in a 50/50 mix with mineral spirits, and work great as a sealer coat.

Kp gits  Naugatuck, CT
5 10-29-2010
Great For Natural Wood Finish

I gave my custom - build 7 total coats of this fantastic oil. What a sweet finish! The guitar top is pecan over alder. The neck is 100% pecan.

adrian z  debary fl Read my reviews (2)
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5 7-22-2010
Excellent finishing oil

I recently purchased a 16 oz can of Behlen Tung oil and used it to finish two guitars I built.One I finished with 5 coats of Tung Oil and it came out great. the second I used 4 coats and topped it with two coats of Tru-Oil,again with great results. A highly reccomended product when you don't want to bother spraying a finish.I really brings out the grain of an Ash Body. I also used it to oil the necks of the Guitars,again with great resuts.Thanks Stew Mac!

hotlickslynn  Alexandria,VA Read my reviews (6)
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