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Old 10-02-2018, 06:55 PM   #31
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I have not used it, but all I can say is that the shade of winchester red is such that it really does not look right on anything but a winchester.
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:49 PM   #32
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I'm one of those guys who loves warm walnut. The "green" steamed look is not to my liking. However, I'm going to experiment so that it just has that "kiss of red" that doesn't look wrong. My 1973 rifle will be my guide.

I'm hoping the compatibility with Tru-oil will be fine.
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TruOil finishes can cloud if the gun is in the rain and the stock gets wet. Timberluxe doesn’t .
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That's an interesting point Bruce. I don't have enough experience with Timberluxe to form an opinion. But I'll tuck that thought into the back of my mind and will observe. Thanks for mentioning that. I hadn't heard that before.
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Tru-oil does not cloud in the rain.
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TruOil finishes can cloud if the gun is in the rain and the stock gets wet. Timberluxe doesn’t .
Good to know, but I don't hunt anymore. My guns rarely see daylight, let alone rain.
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I looked at Timberlux a few years ago, after reading the MSDS, I realized that it was a mixture of linseed oil, sunflower oil, naphtha (thinner) and some metallic driers.

I don't know about sunflower oil for protecting wood, but linseed oil is not great.

I've tried a lot of finishes in my shop, the one that I always go back to is Tru-Oil. depending on how I apply it, and rub it out, I can replicate just about any finish from a high gloss "piano finish" to a hand rubbed oil finish.

And no it doesn't cloud.
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I looked at Timberlux a few years ago, after reading the MSDS, I realized that it was a mixture of linseed oil, sunflower oil, naphtha (thinner) and some metallic driers.

I don't know about sunflower oil for protecting wood, but linseed oil is not great.

I've tried a lot of finishes in my shop, the one that I always go back to is Tru-Oil. depending on how I apply it, and rub it out, I can replicate just about any finish from a high gloss "piano finish" to a hand rubbed oil finish.

And no it doesn't cloud.
I've come to the same conclusion. But it had nothing to do with durability. I just could not tell much or any difference in the finish of guns using Timberluxe vs. Tru-Oil. Timberluxe is a lot more expensive and I would use it if I could see a meaningful difference. But I've gone back to Tru-Oil
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TruOil finishes can cloud if the gun is in the rain and the stock gets wet. Timberluxe doesn’t .
I have had quite a few instances of TruOil stocks clouding up when wet. Particularly those that were finished to an extremely high gloss. I have noticed that the cloudy areas usually coincide with the wet stock being in contact with something warm, a hand, shoulder car seat etc. Almost without exception, after drying thoroughly, and with a little buffing, the clouding disappeared. It may have somthing to do with the generally high temps down here in South Texas.
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I've come to the same conclusion. But it had nothing to do with durability. I just could not tell much or any difference in the finish of guns using Timberluxe vs. Tru-Oil. Timberluxe is a lot more expensive and I would use it if I could see a meaningful difference. But I've gone back to Tru-Oil


Timberluxe gives much more depth and color to a stock finish than tru-oil. Therein lies the major difference.
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