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post #21 of 25 Old 08-29-2013, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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A question in regards to apply tung oil. Two fellas that both seemed quite confident in talking about tung oil application gave my slightly different advice. One said to apply the first coat with a lint free cloth, and for each subsequent coat, pour the tung oil onto 600g sand paper and apply in circular motion. The other fella said to do the same thing for the first coat but to merely use 0000 steel wool between subsequent coats. Is one of these methods better than the other? Is there a combo of the two methods that would produce a more "touchable" smooth finish?
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I think the 600 grit abrasive method is to attempt to sand and have the oil capture the fine dust in the process of applying the next coat.

Many folks like to use 0000 steel wood in lieu of abrasive.

I personally like to use wet/dry fine grit abrasive, 400 or 600 between coats

I do not like to use steel wood on my projects, just in case I get small particles in the pores and later have moisture find the particles, they will show rush stains.

Either method can work, as can sanding between coats with abrasive in lieu of steel wool.

Many different ways to achieve an objective. Find one that works for you.

The slab is looking good by the way.
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You rock Dave. Thanks for all your helpful suggestions! I'll post some pics when its done. My brother is welding the base for me next week or the week after :)
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