Boiled linseed and tung oil are probably the best choices, but you can use what you have on hand. It is a superior quality oil, similar to Raw Linseed, but has had hot air passed through it to improve drying times. I especially laugh at people who restore everything on the car except the rust and paint. At this point I use boiled linseed oil and rub a heavy coat into the exposed/treated rust and a thin coat on the rest of the truck. nobber, Aug 24, 2016 #30. Read the label…this stuff is not benign. With linseed oil, though, it is the addition of certain solvents that causes linseed oil to dry more quickly, acting as if it were boiled. Recently I was given an very old c. 1850s pinfire German revolver to curate and stabilize. Rusty areas can be painted too. Sometimes it has been heated. This can gum up intricate moving parts especially in heavy applications, so stick with non-moving metal pieces for the best results. Thick coats can get gummy which is another reason you don’t want to use this in moving parts which get stuck together. Outside it provides little moisture protection and no UV protection. Boiled Linseed Oil is used to give a mellow, patinated finish to new or stripped bare interior wood. I've also been getting a lot of questions about clear, un-rusted metal. I had a friend in high school who's parents did this. Wipe a good coating on any tools or hardware and let it dry for about 24-48 hours. After it soaks in a bit I rub as much of the BLO (it’s got to be boiled Linseed oil, not straight linseed oil) off the paint as I can. Location Ohio. blacknwhitedog. Works good and is cheaper for us then using a bunch of FF.  But red lead is very toxic, and probably not what you want to use. jerry z February 1, 2020 at 5:36 am. Sudsing ammonia is apparently just regular ammonia with a small squirt of dishwashing detergent in it. I read a lot about guys putting linseed oil on the rods to kind of give the darker wet look. The book also suggested dropping hot steel components into a bath of linseed … Boiled linseed oil will actually cause wood fibers to swell a little. We take hydraulic oil and thin it down with diesel fuel and spray it with an old paint gun. I use boiled linseed oil to coat antique hand tools , both for wood parts and metal parts. Linseed oil is derived from the dried seeds of the flax plant and therefore a great eco alternative to any petroleum based oil. OR you could buy "Japan drier" add it to your linseed, and basically you'd have boiled linseed oil (I believe.) Gardeners have been using linseed oil for many, many years to protect their tools from the elements and at Garden Tool Co., we oil every tool that does not have a finish on it already, before it ships. LinSheen Boiled Linseed Oil – Fast Drying Wood Treatment to Rejuvenate, Restore and Protect Outdoor and Indoor Wood Funiture, Floors and Sports Equipment, Quart . Don't use it inside of a hive. Asphaltum. When the surface is no longer tacky to touch you are ready to do a very lite sanding following the direction of the grain (operative word is lite as we don’t want to cut through the very thin layer we just put down previously). Member. No, it doesn’t take that long. Step 1: Clean Tools. If it doesn’t go on wet, the metal is too hot. I use paper shop towels Here is where you can see the difference really well. CurioVirginian. Not as durable as baking it on, but pretty enough to warrant the application nonetheless. Having been in the paint business I sold and used both raw and boiled linseed oils,,,but uses for metal I am not up on. Joined: Feb 1, 2008 Posts: 170. The raw stuff won't really dry and will leave you with a sticky mess. 6 thoughts on “ Patina Shine Without Clearcoat: How To Use Linseed Oil To Bring Out Some Gleam! Not good. You car will never rust. It works great on metal but also fantastic on old wood furniture! If it is, it will skin over and you'll wind up with a wrinkly piece. A lesser known use for BLO is to protect metal from oxidation. The pistol was made in the white and fairly highly polished with some engraving that had brown and red rust in it. 462 1. KennyP Alice's Creator. SHARE POST #2. Post Feb 27, 2011 #1 2011-02-27T11:02. SUNNYSIDE CORPORATION Sunnyside 872G5 5-Gallon Boiled Linseed Oil. Senior Member. Removing Rust From a Metal Awl. I gathered my supplies: a wire brush(s; steel wool, an old rag, and; mineral oil. Simple boiled linseed oil takes 3/4 days to dry, while a mixure of +- 4 oil to 1 turpentine dries in 1,5 days. Choose it as a natural alternative for unfinished or uncoated metal like cast iron to help keep it from rusting. As for paints … well, red lead is still the best for lasting in your case. Whether the metallic dryers in “boiled” linseed oil are safe or not, you can keep your peace of mind by using the raw version. Try it, buy a little bottle of boiled linseed oil and some turps and try it on some rusty old metal in the back yard, see what you think your self. For the application I recommend a compressor fed paraffin gun, like this: Prior to application the underbody should be properly washed. This makes it a better product for preserving tool handles, decks, and furniture. I would suggest a good polyurethane outdoor porch floor paint. The actual boiling of some oils changes their drying characteristics, true. Wax. Linseed oil manufacturers suggest putting rags, paper towels, etc., soaked with linseed oil in a metal can full of water. Because it was extremely rusty and had crusty hunks of the stuff on it, I gave it a good scrubbing with my small wire brush. I wrote this about protecting and preserving the rust for it's looks. Then, don’t expect too much from it. Alternatively, use steel wool or sand paper. Once it cools down, it’ll start to soak in and harden into a dark, protective coating. I use pure beeswax. Anyone know how to tone down the sheen. This can be done again. Any color of the organic linseed oil can be used for this application. Organic linseed oil was used in the 1920’s as undercoat for cars to prevent rust. My truck has some surface rust and patina. ... over the years by applying another coat of the purified organic boiled linseed oil. But you'd be better off buying boiled linseed oil, since it's already mixed. Turpentine. It is not actually boiled. Updated Video: Protect and Preserve Patina and Rust ~ Your Questions Answered. It kind of has a rubbery feel. Thread starter KennyP; Start date Jul 21, 2018; Tags boiled linseed oil on gt's; 1; 2; Next. Boiled Linseed Oil (BLO) This is the old school rust stopper. I have not had a problem with it being gummy except in rare cases where I applied it too thickly. See your hardware store. I love the darker look but my truck came out shinier then expected. Nov 7, 2011 #14 Yep, only way to go in my opinion. Used motor oil also carries a lot of toxic heavy metal compounds you wouldn't want excessively dripped in your property, especially if get your drinking water from a well onsite. I brushed it on and it has been drying for about 24 hrs. Every year they'd take their saved used oil and spray the car in their newspaper lined garage. The process for this is simple: heat up the metal to roughly 400 F and use a cotton rag to rub the oil on to the metal. It can blead out months later in some cases. Jul 21, 2018 #1 I decided to treat both the JD 112 and the 68 with this to preserve what paint they have. 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