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#1 posted 11-01-2012 09:39 PM

Look at the “components” ... OIL … zero protection … TUNG OIL … almost zero protection … VARNISH … good protection … EXCEPT that now it is not only diluted, but actually contaminated. Practically every can of varnish I’ve ever used cautioned that it should only be used on surfaces that are clean, dry, and free of oils.

When you “blend” those three ingredients, they are just that … a BLEND … NOT some magical chemical compound. Each molecule retains it’s original properties. If an oil molecule hits a wood cell, that cell is contaminated … if a varnish molecule hit a virgin wood cell, that cell is protected. Net result …approximately 1/3 of the cells are protected, and 2/3 never will be … BUT … they look nice.

-- - dabbling in sarcasm is foolish … if you’re not proficient at it, you end up looking stupid … ... ...

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