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I've used Tru Oil for many years. But in retrospect its primary attribute is short drying time and I have come to dislike its high gloss. The last stock I did was finished with Permalyn and I rather liked that. On the next I will try polymerized tung oil.
 
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It is polymerized due to oxygen exposure. Poke a hole in the skin. Really, just throw it away. You don't want bit of crud in the finish.

In the future use "Bloxygen" to put a blanket of argon on top of the finish in the bottle. IT will not skin over.
 

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It is polymerized due to oxygen exposure. Poke a hole in the skin. Really, just throw it away. You don't want bit of crud in the finish.

In the future use "Bloxygen" to put a blanket of argon on top of the finish in the bottle. IT will not skin over.
Or just store it up side down.
 

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I've used Tru Oil for many years. But in retrospect its primary attribute is short drying time and I have come to dislike its high gloss. The last stock I did was finished with Permalyn and I rather liked that. On the next I will try polymerized tung oil.

I agree regarding the high gloss finish and would prefer one that is not that glossy yet durable. for some years, I used the Wahkon Bay products for stain and finish. I really like their browning solution but the finish products needed constant attention and in one severe rain, my stock was ruined. I removed it and had to resort to Tru Oil. Better, but still too shiny for me.
 
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I have posted this many times before; to extend the shelf life of Tru-oil only poke a pin hole in the seal and store the bottle up side down. You can get all the Tru-oil you need out of this pin hole.

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As for being too shiny, when you apply the finish use a small square of rag, apply just a little at a time rubbing it in until it starts to get tacky, you will get a satin finish this way. I usually put on 5 or 6 thin coats.

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Years back I solved a like problem. I used enough acetone to cover the skin in the Tru Oil container and about a week of patience.
 

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I agree regarding the high gloss finish and would prefer one that is not that glossy yet durable. for some years, I used the Wahkon Bay products for stain and finish. I really like their browning solution but the finish products needed constant attention and in one severe rain, my stock was ruined. I removed it and had to resort to Tru Oil. Better, but still too shiny for me.
You can cut the gloss back with BC stock conditioner or rubbing compound
 
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