Gibson Les Paul With a Poly Coat, Has It Been Done?

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Tru-Oil, which I dislike greatly, is said to be mostly a wipe-on poly, rather than an oil, and I'm guessing that it's far better than sprayed or brushed poly in terms low low build and good feel.
Tru-Oil is boiled linseed oil. I'm guessing that whoever "said" that it was a wipe-on poly was confused by the information that it polymerizes (as do other oil finishes like walnut oil, etc.) as it dries. It and other oil finishes feel nice and look good, but offer very little protection against moisture and dirt and nearly none against dings and dents.

If anything, Tru-Oil acts more like a wipe-on varnish.
 

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BTW, there have been Gibsons with colors that have the word "poly" in them, but these were just naming conventions for some of the acrylic colors for Firebirds, to distinguish these automotive paint colors from the same color paints used by Fender.
 


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