Boiled Linseed Oil Application

KennyP

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I decided to treat both the JD 112 and the 68 with this to preserve what paint they have. No plans for repainting in the near future. First off was a bath for them. Warm soapy water and a scotchbrite cleaned the dirt and some of the fading off.
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After the bath:
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KennyP

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After they had sat and dried, I put them in the shade for a bit to cool the surface. Then a put a small amount of the oil on a rag and applied a thin coat over the green paint. The pics don't pic it up well, but they do look much better. I have no inside parking, so we'll see how this works out in the weather.
After the application:
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It takes a bit for this to dry, could remain tacky for a day or so. Much better than the faded paint look.
 

secondtry

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I like it. Not high gloss, Just enough to show you care. Makes me wonder if any one has tried tung oil. I like it better for wood. It seems to me to polymerize quicker, harder and more UV and water resistant. Much more expensive any more, but good stuff. Don
 

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Looks good Kenny.
We use it on rusty metal and wood. So far, nothing that lives outside... But it will be cool to see how long.
On metal, we use a 4:1 linseed to (real) mineral spirits. Seems tonsoaknin better to rust and dries a little faster
 

KennyP

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Looks good Kenny.
We use it on rusty metal and wood. So far, nothing that lives outside... But it will be cool to see how long.
On metal, we use a 4:1 linseed to (real) mineral spirits. Seems tonsoaknin better to rust and dries a little faster
Thanks, Alan! May try that mix next time.
 

MFDAC

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Looks good Kenny. I'm with Stonebreaker Mike, I use Penetrol. I wipe it on with a rag though, rather than spray. I wipe my '55 GMC down with it once a year or so. It has a similar look to linseed oil but dries faster.

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