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Old 29-11-17, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default Boiled Linseed Oil

Simple one, what % white spirit to add to the BLO for an engine finish, and how many coats to apply.

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Old 29-11-17, 01:07 AM   #2
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50/50, and one coat, mainly as it takes weeks to dry
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Old 29-11-17, 07:41 AM   #3
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You can reduce to 1/3 white spirit: 2/3 BL if you wish. Brush on very thinly; don't leave a "layer" like you would with paint, just wet the surface. Any more and it will run and pool at the bottom. You can speed the drying time by doing it in the warm, or by adding Driers.

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Old 29-11-17, 08:41 AM   #4
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The recipe we use at the museum is.

70% methylated spirit.

45% boiled linseed oil.

35% pure turpentine.

I find this a very good mix, and it dries overnight. also good on wood too. This mix makes over a litre.
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Old 29-11-17, 09:51 AM   #5
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The recipe we use at the museum is.

70% methylated spirit.

45% boiled linseed oil.

35% pure turpentine.

I find this a very good mix, and it dries overnight. also good on wood too. This mix makes over a litre.
Something wrong with those figures as you have ended up with 150%??????
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Old 29-11-17, 09:55 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone, i'll go with 50/50 as I have a jar already mixed from a wood finishing project.
Should dry ok as engine is in the lounge

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Old 29-11-17, 10:14 AM   #7
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I used 50/50 on this old bike frame, time will tell how it does at preserving the 'patinated' finish.

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Something wrong with those figures as you have ended up with 150%??????
Them's Lancashire percentages.. its different over there.
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That equates to 1.5 ltrs.
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That equates to 1.5 ltrs.
Really, so how did you convert % to cc ?

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