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Kkeuma

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03-07-2021 09:42 PM

So i was finishing a walnut coat hanger and was using a tung oil finish. I applied the second coat and completely forgot to set an alarm to come back and wipe off the excess. Now its gunky and dried in pools on it. Is there any recourse besides sanding it down?

Thank you,

-K


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#1 posted 03-07-2021 11:30 PM

Try some Mineral Sprits.

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#2 posted 03-07-2021 11:39 PM



Try some Mineral Sprits.

- Richard Lee

Ok…...

So, how do I apply it? Soak a rag and wipe it off?

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#3 posted 03-07-2021 11:45 PM

If it’s hunky and in pools I think I’d wipe/scrape the excess off 1st. Then hit it with the M/S on a shop towel…probably several times.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 03-08-2021 03:29 AM

Often the best solvent is the original finish, or so I’ve found. I would heavily recoat with your Tung oil finish, and then use a scotch bright pad (either the grey or white) to rub it down and to remove the sticky stuff. Then follow up with a rag dipped in mineral spirits to finish the cleaning. This technique of using the finish to remove the finish is something I have done hundreds of times.

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#5 posted 03-08-2021 03:37 AM



Often the best solvent is the original finish, or so I’ve found. I would heavily recoat with your Tung oil finish, and then use a scotch bright pad (either the grey or white) to rub it down and to remove the sticky stuff. Then follow up with a rag dipped in mineral spirits to finish the cleaning. This technique of using the finish to remove the finish is something I done hundreds of times.

- Sark

+1 I use danish oil on most things. As you know with an oil finish if you don’t wipe it dry enough you get what you have now.
Another coat of tung oil will melt the last coat. then you can rub it all off.
I would try heavy clean rags before using the scotch bright pads. Most of the time that is all it has been needed for me. If that is not enough, then get more aggressive and go with the pads.
good luck.

-- John

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#6 posted 03-08-2021 03:40 AM

im still wondering why people use pure tung oil as a finish?

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#7 posted 03-08-2021 11:23 AM

Was this tung oil, or tung oil finish?

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#8 posted 03-08-2021 12:11 PM


Try some Mineral Sprits.

- Richard Lee

Ok…...

So, how do I apply it? Soak a rag and wipe it off?

- Kkeuma

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#9 posted 03-08-2021 12:45 PM



Was this tung oil, or tung oil finish?

- Fred Hargis

It was a mixture. Watco Tung Oil: One Step Finish. I was intending to make my own mixture and bought it by accident. I tried it on a sample piece and it came out decent so I decided to try it.

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#10 posted 03-08-2021 12:47 PM


Often the best solvent is the original finish, or so I’ve found. I would heavily recoat with your Tung oil finish, and then use a scotch bright pad (either the grey or white) to rub it down and to remove the sticky stuff. Then follow up with a rag dipped in mineral spirits to finish the cleaning. This technique of using the finish to remove the finish is something I done hundreds of times.

- Sark

+1 I use danish oil on most things. As you know with an oil finish if you don t wipe it dry enough you get what you have now.
Another coat of tung oil will melt the last coat. then you can rub it all off.
I would try heavy clean rags before using the scotch bright pads. Most of the time that is all it has been needed for me. If that is not enough, then get more aggressive and go with the pads.
good luck.

- bigJohninvegas

So it wasn’t a pure tung oil that I used. It was Watco Tung oil: Single Step finish. Will this trick still work?

Thanks

-K

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#11 posted 03-08-2021 02:58 PM


So it wasn t a pure tung oil that I used. It was Watco Tung oil: Single Step finish. Will this trick still work?

Thanks

-K

- Kkeuma

I think it will work. I use Watco Danish oil on most everything. I have not forgot to wipe it off. But I have not wiped it down enough. And ended up with what felt like 80 grit sandpaper for a finish.
When I apply it. I use the last grit I sanded too. Typically 220 grit. So apply more finish, and hand sand with the last grit you used. Will take a little time to soften the old finish.
Then wipe it dry. So dry that the last rag stays clean.

-- John

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