Cyrano,I bought some “Miniwax Tung Oil Finish” at home depot, which is all they had. It says “thinning not recommended” but cleanup is by mineral spirits. It recommends two heavy coats after the first one dries.
I propose to apply ONE COAT of 50% mineral spirits and 50% Miniwax Tung Oil finish. All I really want to accomplish is to preserve the stock until I can start applying the 30-day hand rubs with 100% tung oil. The last-mentioned has not arrived yet, and I’m stalling for time, because final sanding with 220 grit is scheduled for tomorrow. I finished my bleaching with Clorox today, and now have a pretty BLONDE with lots of interesting dark sap-stained details.
Do you have any opinions?
This stock is a real VET. Been repaired so many times. But I’ve been able to preserve every war wound.