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Went too lowes looking for minwax toung oil and could not find, is it called toung oil or is it an ingreadiant in some thing like there Finishing wax ? How fine should I sand befor I start to apply? and should it be top coated with a wax? I would like it to have a high gloss. Any other suggestions?
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For got to mention this is a fajen thumb hole stock udi coffee
 

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It is called Minwax Tung Oil Finish (TOF). It is not pure tung oil, but it has more percentage than Formby's. I did a stock just like yours with it.

Sand the wood smooth with 180 then 220. On some old newspapers, wet sand the stock with TOF and 220. This will fill the pores of the wood. Do not wipe off the mess. Let dry 24 hours and do again. Still do not wipe off the mess. Let dry 24 hours and dry sand with 220 then 400 until smooth.

Wipe on a coat of TOF and let dry 24 hours. Rub with fine steel wool, wipe off with tack rag (rag dampened with mineral spirits) and wipe on another coat.

After ten coats, you will have the glassy look. You can apply beesax or johnsons paste wax.

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Trigger, if you're looking for pure Tung Oil, you should be able to find it at a regular hardware store...two little mom and pop stores close to my house carry it. I bought a 16oz bottle about 18 months ago, and have rubbed LOTS of it into a variety of stocks, and the bottle is still 2/3 full!

Tung Oil Finish is different, as Ledbetter says...it'll produce a different looking finish than pure Tung Oil.
 
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