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To Tru-Oil or not

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MMcfpd, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. MMcfpd

    MMcfpd Active Member

    Dec 4, 2006
    Houston, TX USA
    Just now I've finished a set of walnut furniture (handgrip, stock and A1 handguard) I had made for a new 20" AR I'll be putting together as stuff arrives in the next week or so. I used Watco Light Walnut Danish Oil and I probably won't really know what it looks like until it dries for 24 hours.

    That gives me a little time to think about whether or not to high grade it with Tru-Oil, of which I have a brand new bottle. The bottle is a leftover from refinishing an SKS, which came out very nicely. The Tru-Oil gives a really glossy result.

    But that's a different animal and, frankly, the SKS is pretty much a safe queen. The contemplated AR will get used and I anticipate that it won't look like a new gun a year from now; it will acquire some mileage markers.

    I don't know. Any pros or cons you guys can think of?
  2. skinewmexico

    skinewmexico Senior Member

    May 22, 2006
    West Texas
    I used it on my kids 22s, and was happy with the results. You could always scotchbrite it lightly to get rid of the shine.

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