Quantcast

Waterlox Tung Oil Finish for stocks?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by DocRock, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. DocRock

    DocRock Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2019
    Messages:
    454
    Location:
    Colorado Springs
  2. Alaskan Ironworker

    Alaskan Ironworker Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2018
    Messages:
    430
    Location:
    Wasilla
    I dont have experience with waterlox, I just use tru-oil. What are the downsides of tru-oil?
     
  3. DocRock

    DocRock Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2019
    Messages:
    454
    Location:
    Colorado Springs
    I find it too hard and shiny a finish.
     
    Alaskan Ironworker likes this.
  4. boom boom
    • Contributing Member

    boom boom Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,542
    Location:
    GA
    Reading the msds sheet, it uses a petroleum based solvents to speed drying time--naptha, benzene, and Stoddard's solvent.

    I would not use the stuff indoors without strong ventilation but otherwise it is like other wood oils. I would be very careful about proper disposal of rags, etc. that you use with the stuff and not use it around an open flame.
     
    DocRock likes this.
  5. NMachine

    NMachine Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2019
    Messages:
    19
    Location:
    New Mexico
    I haven’t used Waterlox on a gun stock, but just used it when finishing my new butcher block countertops on my kitchen re-model. Came out really nice. I wouldn’t hesitate to use it on a gun stock. Nicest thing about it is it is very easy to touch up scuffs. Just give a quick wipe in area to be touched up with mineral spirits and apply. No sanding required, and finish is absolutely seamless.
     
    DocRock likes this.
  6. rdnktrkr

    rdnktrkr Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2014
    Messages:
    433
    Location:
    Atlanta GA
    I've always mix tung oil and mineral spirits when I start on a stock and only use pure tung oil on the last coat, I do the same thing with BLO.
     
    DocRock likes this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice