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Unread 04-05-2018, 11:04 AM   #1
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For those who have used both Tru oil and Timberlux, which do you think is best for gunstock finish? Thanks for your input.
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I hate Tru oil and never used Timberlux But I think others have and like it they will chime in .
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Tru oil needs to be thinned ,it makes a good tough finish - but the thickness IMO can make it troublesome to apply .

I have no experience with Timberlux ,but I've heard good things .
Permalyn is another great product .

There are as many opinions over finish as we have Arse****s,but I have always personally felt the method of application is most important
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I too have heard great things about Timberlux, (I don't like Tru Oil) and I was going to order some but he charges $15 for shipping one jar ! That's a little excessive.
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Tru-oil is a very good versitle finish that can be used to acheive a varitey of types of finishes.
For someone with not much experience and working on general projects, they cant go wrong with it.

Timberluxe is good as well, and is a lot better at getting some color into the wood since it has some color to it itself. It is a better finish for getting the right look on older guns. Not that it is hard to work with or anything, but it is different than tru-oil for sure. It definately has a longer dry time or ahoukd i say cure time.
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I don't like True Oil and haven't tried Timberlux. I like Pro Custom Oil and I know many stockmakers that like it too.
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Brian Board maker of Timberluxe is usually at the Southern. Might check to see and buy the product there or have someone to pick it up. A great product.
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If he's at the Southern I'll pick up a jar as I want to try the product.
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I've used Tru Oil for 50 years and am able to get an excellent smooth finish with it every time. I thin it, mix stain with it when I need too and do a sanded in finish that takes about a week to complete. It ain't for a man in a hurry. I've never used Timberlux but I have copied the shape of their duck calls which I think are very attractive especially with some hand checkering added to the barrel.
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Like anyone that repairs or restores stocks I was always looking for something better and I tried a pile of finishes over the years. I am a big fan of TL. I use it for complete refinish jobs, It blends well with most existing finishes for repairs and brightens up dry finishes. It works best in low humidity and applied sparingly.

Like my mentor has said many times "this may not be the only way to do this or the best but is the way I do it.
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