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Old 10-09-2021, 10:25 AM
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Jim, did you use the purple Scotch Pad to knock down any sealant that might have been part of the original stain application, for BLO penetration?
Another nice job!!!!?
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Old 10-09-2021, 05:53 PM
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Jim, did you use the purple Scotch Pad to knock down any sealant that might have been part of the original stain application, for BLO penetration?
Another nice job!!!!?

Yes I suppose that is one part of it. I rubbed it out with the scotch pad early to smooth out the surface of the wood. There was a variation of roughness present. Of course I removed all metal before rubbing.


I know the CMP says they seal these stocks with BLO, but I am not convinced of this. I think it is something different, including a stain prior to the finish material.



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Old 10-13-2021, 07:45 AM
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Here's the M1 I built in the CMP Advanced Maintenance Class in August of 2020. Once I got it home, I lightly sanded the stain/sealer finish, enough to open the wood to take the oil; but, not enough to remove the stain. Then, I hand rubbed 8 coats of Garand Gear's RLO(...it's the real stuff) buffing the finish lightly with 0000 steel wool between coats.

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Old 10-13-2021, 09:06 AM
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Now to get some RLO/BLO/PTO.
Avoid anything labelled, "tung oil finish". They tend to be a wiping varnish.
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Old 10-13-2021, 04:31 PM
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Here are images of a CMP stock set I did up recently using a different procedure than my normal. This walnut set did NOT have the exterior sanded or stripped. I only addressed the sharp edges of the wood, lightly sanding them. Then, I rubbed the entire exterior down with a purple Scotch Pad. All standard internal fitting procedures were done as usual.


After rubbing the wood down I applied about 4 coats of BLO and you can see the results. It turned out very nice, but all Boyds cross grain sanding issues still remain, in this case there were not too many.


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Sparx did you put anything on the purple scotch pad when you wiped it down or did you just do it dry? It looks really nice! How did you apply to BLO?
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Old 10-13-2021, 11:39 PM
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I like Danish oil, dark walnut
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Old 10-14-2021, 06:29 AM
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After 3 coats of BLO mine looks about like what Sparx shows in the photos. I might do one more coat, then let it dry for a few days before reassembly.

Definitely looks better than when it came home from TMP.
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Old 10-15-2021, 01:40 PM
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Sparx did you put anything on the purple scotch pad when you wiped it down or did you just do it dry? It looks really nice! How did you apply to BLO?

Nothing on the purple pad, just rubbed the wood down with my hands, with the grain, dulling all the surfaces.


I apply BLO cut 50% with mineral spirits, wearing the blue Harbor Freight rubber gloves, I am beginning to believe the gloves have a positive effect. Wait 10 minutes wipe all the BLO off the wood, leaving NO buildup. Let it dry a day or two, (desert climate helps) and repeat until I got the sheen I wanted.


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