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  • mongoose

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    I’ve always used tung oil with 4 0 steel wool between coats. However, my Gun Smith buddy prefers teak oil.


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    I like Tung oil and Teak oil as well. I have used wipe on polyurethane on stuff I don't care as much about.
    The make up foam wedges do work well. For leather finishes too.

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    Glenn B

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    Sep 5, 2019
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    Furniture restorer
    Cabinet finisher
    Stock maker
    Stock refinisher
    Tee shirt material is what I choose it also makes for a fine buffer after a light 0000 steel wool go over. Hand rubbed oil finish.
    What kind of oil finish do you prefer?

    And on another note: I do wish that gun prices would go down so that I could pay maybe $75.00 for a single shot shotgun with good metal finish that would look like a better gun than new with a new wood finish applied by me.

    Glenn B

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    I like most to use just a refinishing oil, and by that I mean I like it the best for looks and l also like it more times than not over something else used to refinish wood like a stain first & then oil later. I just the oil alone as I think it allows for the truer color of the wood and clearer look of the grain to come forth much more so that with almost any stain added first and then oil later. Of course, some very lower quality woods need a good stain first in at least a not too dark of a color; but almost any wood looks better to me with merely an oil finish over the otherwise naked wood color, the oil being fairly neutral as to color.
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    Lonesome Dove

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    On the wax deal it works great but personally I would never do a firearm in that manner. Texas heat will soften it and could get a bit tacky.
    It's mostly used for indoor projects.



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