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Author Topic: Box Call Finish  (Read 315 times)

Offline Boone

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Box Call Finish
« on: November 23, 2022, 02:12:03 PM »
Hey guys,
I've been playing around with some of the kit calls from Brookside for something to play with in the evenings. For the pot calls, I've been using Truoil to finish them, but I've got a box call kit and was wondering if there was any downside to using it on that style of call as well?

I've tried bouncing around the internet for answers, but I haven't seen any mention of Truoil outside of the pot call builders?

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Re: Box Call Finish
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2022, 03:00:43 PM »
I did a box call kit made of sycamore and walnut, I just left it unfinished and seems to be fine. Just throwing that out there even though I know it it now what you asked.
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Offline doublespurs21

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Re: Box Call Finish
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2022, 06:50:00 PM »
i use a spray-on finish from Minwax, works fine,, but i think i found something better,  it is a product from VHT, it is used for spraying  the wheels (RIMS) 0n cars,,,,,  dries in very fast and it is a hard finish,, i like it,,
  whatever you use DON'T  SPRAY THE TOP OF THE BOX RAILS AND THE BOTTOM SIDE OF THE PADDLE. keep these 2 surfaces raw,, unfinished. you will be fine

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Re: Box Call Finish
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2022, 07:23:50 PM »
Many of the top builders use Deft spray.

Offline Boone

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Re: Box Call Finish
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2022, 08:26:20 PM »
I've seen the posts referring to Deft, and I'm pretty curious about the VHT product as well

I figured I'd cover the rail and the underside of the paddle to protect those.

Thanks for all the replies so far, they definitely help

Offline silvestris

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Re: Box Call Finish
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2022, 12:01:41 PM »

I figured I'd cover the rail and the underside of the paddle to protect those.

Don’t do that.  Keep the playing surfaces raw, like God made them.
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Re: Box Call Finish
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2022, 10:56:36 PM »

I figured I'd cover the rail and the underside of the paddle to protect those.

Don’t do that.  Keep the playing surfaces raw, like God made them.

Yea, that was an oversight on my wording, I meant I'd cover them up with painters tape to protect them while applying the finish