Ive been trying to apply minwax tung oil to a new garand stock using the directions on the can with no acceptable success. After waiting a long time it finally dried enough to coat with poly but i and more importantly my wife didnt like the look so many hours of sanding later i went back and re coated with danish oil according to the directions on the can only difference was using the method of sanding when applying.
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I used the maloof finish poly oil in combanation with the maloof wax and the results were outstanding.
Minwax tung oil directions. The can calls for buffing the finish after about 5 to 10 minutes after application. Gun stock oil finish comparison the sections below compare linseed oil to tung oil finishes on the same section of a gun stock. Water based oil modified polyurethane is a clear ultra fast drying finish that combines superior durability with the warmth and beauty of traditional polyurethane.
Gun stock oil finishing the information below describes and shows the application of a linseed oil or tung oil finish to a gun stock. By the time ive reached the 5 min mark the tung oil is like fly paper and hard to buff. The gun used for this demonstration is a turkish model 1903 8mm mauser rifle made in 1940 with serial number 29147.
Ive used this for years. Available in 28 colors. Minwax wood finish is an oil based wood stain that provides long lasting wood tone color seals and protects wood.
I like the watco danish oil first and then a few coats of the minwax poly. Easy to maintain it is the ideal protective finish for woods that have been refinished because it penetrates wood pores to restore vitality to dry thirsty wood. Going to be getting a new 686 beretta oil finished walnut stock.
Tried recoating as suggested and tried to buff again. I used watco wipe on poly recently and the finish seemed softer and the dry time was a bit longer. The gun used for this demonstration is a turkish model 1903 8mm mauser rifle made in 1940 with serial number 29147.
I used the product on walnut and cherry field with a maple accent strip awards plaque and it took to all species with no flaws. What is minwax water based oil modified polyurethane. Wondering what the best products are to protect the wood are looking to waterproof and protect from rainsweat etc.
Minwax tung oil finish creates a remarkably durable hand rubbed luster in minutes. Update from last time i posted about the same project.
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