Walnut oil vs extra virgin olive oil

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Forum topic by 12bar posted 07-03-2017 05:04 PM 649 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-03-2017 05:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: walnut iil extra virgin olive oil french polishing

Walnut oil vs extra virgin olive oil both seem to be used when french Polishing. I am french Polishing a guitar with shellac and am wondering if there are advantages of using one over the other and when to use one over the other.
The guitar is rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top , mehogany neck and ebony peghead if the materials make a difference.
Thanks for any help and suggestions you can provide.

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#1 posted 07-03-2017 06:09 PM

No difference

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#2 posted 07-03-2017 08:42 PM

I agree with Bruce. No difference.

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#3 posted 07-03-2017 08:51 PM

For your use likely only price is the difference. I only know them from the culinary perspective, and there are several olive oils cheaper than walnut

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