Anyone had experience in varnish over Tru-Oil ? I use Tru-Oil as a finishing seal on y rods when I'm putting them together but wonder if I can keep the option open to varnish......
Varnish over Tru-Oil ?
Posted 29 April 2017 - 06:51 AM
I use a product very similar to Tru-Oil (Pro Custom Oil) to create a hand rubbed finish on bamboo blanks. It is my only finish coat, as I do not dip after applying guides and finishing them with varnish. I don't have any adhesion problems with the varnish where it meets the Pro Custom Oil coated blank. I hope this addresses your question.
Posted 29 April 2017 - 02:13 PM
At the Carolina Cane Gathering last week, one of the builders, I don't recall which one, said that that was how he finished his rods. Once the Tru-Oil has cured, it doesn't seem to matter if you add coats of Spar or whatever. I agree with Tim, though, experiment.
Posted 26 June 2017 - 02:14 PM
Yep, varnished over many rods that were coated with TruOil. Testing is sound advice but I've had good luck with the process.
Often I mill several rods and finish them out as needed. I put a coat or 2 of TruOil on the blanks to keep them sealed and clean.
The rods are finished and dipped.
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