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Info needed for oil finish for gun stocks

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Taxidermy, Jul 25, 2010.

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  1. Taxidermy

    Taxidermy Active Member

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    I am building a Blaser and Krieghoff stock with oil finish. My question is information on any additives to make tung oil dry faster? I am sanding it in the stock, starting with 360 wet and dry paper and will finish after several coats with 400,500,600,800,1000 and 1200. I also wipe all excess finish off with a paper towel on ever coat. It is taking a long time to dry after coat of finish remains tacky. I have finished stocks this way with tru oil and Permalin finish. thanks Ronnie
     
  2. hmb

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    Add a solvent to the oil. HMB
     
  3. Taxidermy

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    I know oil finish take a long time to do correctly, and I have the time. If anyone knows of a better oil finish let me know. I am so use to spraying stocks to put a high gloss. thanks Ronnie
     
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    The permalyn finish is a very good finish. The oil finishes that I do require several different products and don`t take the time that tru oil or a linseed finish do. Just can`t spend the time to wait for them to dry. The permalyn will work great if you`ve got a good piece of wood. Put more than 30 coats on a Browning one time and still didn`t have the pores filled. Good luck. Lary
     
  5. Taxidermy

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    One set is turkish and the other is french walnut. thanks Ronnie
     
  6. Jim101

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    Check into a product called Japan dryer. It's supposed to speed up the dry time on the linseed based oils.




    Jim
     
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