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Question by a simpleton on Tru-Oil

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Sam Ogle, Mar 11, 2012.

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  1. Sam Ogle

    Sam Ogle TS Member

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    I'm refinishing an old stock. My bottle of tru-oil seems too thick.
    Can I just thin it with "Mineral Spirits," aka Paint thinner?

    Thanks Guys,

    Sam Ogle, Lincoln, NE
  2. chuckie68

    chuckie68 Active Member

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    I would only put a couple drops in the bottle at a time. Tru-oil thins real easy
  3. Sam Ogle

    Sam Ogle TS Member

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    Thanks for the tip.
    I've a nice old gunstock I want to do with Tru Oil, and I guess the bottle is a few years old.

    Sam Ogle
  4. revbook

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    Try heating it.

    Don
  5. Sam Ogle

    Sam Ogle TS Member

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    Thanks Don; I hadn't thought of that.
    Sam
  6. RobertT

    RobertT Active Member

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    If it is several years old and been opened previously you might consider buying new. Tru oil is basically linseed oil with dryers added. Those dryers begin to dissipate as soon as exposed to air.

    Nothing wrong with thinning with mineral spirits. I'd suggest you google stock finishing with tru oil and research it a little before diving in too deeply.

    Robert
  7. avery53

    avery53 Member

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    Found a new way of using Truoil, it really works great. Check out this link

    http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=331108

    Don't know why the link doesn't work ????????????
    http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=331108

    Its called Woodstocks Amazin' Stock Finish-----Under open rimfire section
  8. shot410ga

    shot410ga Active Member

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    Trash it, and buy Tung Oil and a bottle of Japan Dryer. Mix some dryer in the tung oil say 10-15%. Rub into finish sanded stock. Let set 20 minutes, wipe off excess. let dry 24 hours. Do this 6-10 (depending on wood) times over that many days. Easer and a much harder/better finish.
  9. Battue

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    Yes. I was taught to cut it 1:1 with mineral spirits when finishing a stock. If it has been sitting around, however, you may want to replace it.

    Pat
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