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Offline DC

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Tung oil
« on: May 02, 2020, 01:43:20 pm »
I use Minwax "Tung Oil". A few months ago I put some in an old 5 min epoxy bottle to make it easier to use. I quite like the little bottle. Just squeeze a little on a pad.
Any how I went to use it yesterday and it seems quite thick. What's still in the can is fine. The plastic bottle is distorting a bit and I'm wondering if the solvents in the oil may be somehow travelling through it. Has anyone else noticed this? Does anyone have an idea what solvent I can use to thin it out again?

Offline willie

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Re: Tung oil
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2020, 05:04:57 pm »

Offline DC

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Re: Tung oil
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2020, 05:11:30 pm »
That's why I put it in quotes ;D It seems to be a nice finish though.

Where did you find how much tung oil it contains on that sheet?
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Re: Tung oil
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2020, 05:42:04 pm »
osha requires hazardous stuff to be listed. so if you see no tung oil listed, then it is part or all of what is not listed.

tung oil is often recommended for food contact, finishing bowls etc,

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Re: Tung oil
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2020, 07:21:18 pm »
I have seen epoxy "sweat" through a plastic bottle so I would not be at all surprised if some of the stuff in your Tung Oil is also travelling through.  Can't remember which part of the Epoxy it was though, resin or hardener.

Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Tung oil
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2020, 09:52:09 pm »
When I use tung oil I pour some into the lid from a Gatorade bottle.   Then apply it with a cosmetic wedge. 
I started out with nothin' and I still got most of it left

Offline Hrothgar

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Re: Tung oil
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2020, 10:17:39 pm »
If its a hybrid tung oil one of the popular ingredients is likely boiled linseed oil, along with polyurethane and possible turpentine. If so you might be able to 'rehydrate' the finish by adding a 3:1 ratio of turpentine to linseed oil.
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Re: Tung oil
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2020, 10:26:43 pm »
I just read Willie's posts, scratch everything I said:). Every paint co. seems to have their own formula foe tung oil.
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Re: Tung oil
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2020, 11:09:19 pm »
I poured some more out of the can into the bottle, that thinned it out well enough to use. I really like the squeeze bottle so maybe I'll look for a different plastic.

Offline bownarra

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Re: Tung oil
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2020, 12:20:51 am »
The tin is metal for a reason :) They would use cheaper plastic if it was suitable.

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Re: Tung oil
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2020, 09:12:13 am »
The tin is metal for a reason :) They would use cheaper plastic if it was suitable.

True. I've noticed that some paints and stains now come in plastic containers(I didn't want to say plastic tin) but that may just be for water based paints because of rust. I'll still look for a different plastic container, maybe PET.

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Re: Tung oil
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2020, 01:38:14 am »
I have 100% tung oil, but don't use it any more. It last 3 weeks to get one layer dried  >:(
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Offline Santanasaur

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Re: Tung oil
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2020, 08:53:57 am »
has anyone here used or heard of the armor all trick for speeding up tru oil? I heard it works on linseed and tung oil  too. Been fixing to try it when I get my hands on armor all. may be a while

i do have japan dryer, which definitely does cut down the time. tung oil still takes a long time with or without it

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Re: Tung oil
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2020, 09:13:59 am »
If you start messing with armor all you'll likely forever contaminate your shop and start running into glue-up problems.

 Tru-oil already dries almost too fast.

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Re: Tung oil
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2020, 10:46:27 am »
Thanks PatM thatís what I worry about. I use shavings a lot to cook so I definitely donít want armor all everywhere. Just curious if the anyoneís tried it here