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Old March 17th, 2017, 12:07 PM   #1
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I want to try Tru Oil on my Springfield walnut stock. Do I have to first strip the BLO and sand or can I just add the Tru Oil right on top?

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If you like the way it looks now and its not all buggered up, sand it and start laying on the TO. If its got a huge build up of BO, it might pay to strip it to let the TO get a hold.

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I want to try Tru Oil on my Springfield walnut stock. Do I have to first strip the BLO and sand or can I just add the Tru Oil right on top?
best to clean with acetone or alcohol, lightly wet sand with 600, then apply the TruOil... the better you prep the stock, the better your finish will be... clean it good before you start and you won't end up having to strip it all off and start over... the more you put into it, the more you'll get out of it....

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Just be warned... tru oil is very shiny unless you steel wool it afterwards. Some folks like that look, but for me, it didn't look quite right on a battle rifle.

Now, on a match rifle, that's another story as the shiny surface is very grippy when using various shooting gloves/mits.

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You can use BLO to clean a stock. Just wipe it off before it sets up. It does a good job of lifting the built up dirt and grime. You will likely have to do more than one application of the BLO to clean the stock. Once the surface is to your liking, wipe it dry and set it aside to finish drying. There won't be much BLO left on the stock if you've cleaned it right.
I've never had any problems with PTO, BLO, and/or TO together.
Like it's already been said TO when applied like the directions on the bottle say will leave a rather thick and shiny top coat. If I were you I'd search the old threads for Gus's instructions on how they applied it when they were using it as armorer's in the U.S.M.C.
I've found that a little TO goes a long way and you don't have to do much of any knock down of the finish when you get the hang of it.

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Get a trash bag big enough to hold the stock and cover with acetone and twist it up so you don't get evaporation and soak it for a while. You'll be amazed at what comes out.

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