Its best to start with the boiled linseed oil in my opinion. Birchwood casey makes one thats generaly easy to find and works well.
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I put two coats of minwax on.
How many coats of tung oil on gun stock. I like to give it a couple days between coats. Apply a stain to the stock if you prefer and an additional coat to form a rich color then allow the stock to dry for the required time per your brand of stain. The same as the birchwood casey gun stock wax.
Let the wax dry and buff to bring out the sheen. Wait for a few hours then apply a lighter coat in the same manner. Takes 3 coats on average.
Itll just build up on top of that poly varnish. Step 7 apply a thick coat of tung oil to the stock and rub it in with your fingers for a few minutes until you feel the oil start to soak in. After the first coat is dry i buff with 600 grit wetdry repeat for the second coat.
Two coats of minwax tung oil okay. I refinished a tiger striped m14 stock a while ago. Within the the m14 forums part of the m14 m1a forum category.
It takes 5 7 coats overall each coat allowed to dry for 12 24 hours before the next coat is applied. Discussion in gunsmithing and repairs started by ithaca49 dec 2 2010. The finish that results is a matte finish that shines just a bit in the sun.
That formsbys product is tung oil finish its not 100 pure tung oil. The gunstock finishing instructions say to saturate the wood until it can take no more tung oil then allow to dry. Go easy with the pressure let the wool do the work.
Or more preferably on a better sealed stock a good gun stock wax. Method of applying tru oil or tung oil discussion in. The tung oil bottle says to thin 5050 with thinner to help it penetrate and to wait one hour for it to dry between coats.
The traditional oil for rifle stocks is 100 pure tung oil. Not open for further replies. Tru oil or tung oil finishing on the wood since the oil will no longer soak into the wood or blend with the initial tru oil coat.
Not saying tof wont work on a rifle stock just saying its not what you think it is and wont produce the same results as pto. These are two completely different things. If you want a low luster or military type finish after the 3rd coat is dry buff with 0000 steel wool.
I gave the stock 5 coats of blo followed by two finishing coats of real tung oil. How many coats of formbys tung oil. I keep on forgetting to ask this question.
If the finish is a bit porous. The tung oil finish is for furniture. This is a discussion on two coats of minwax tung oil okay.
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