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Old 10-26-2002, 09:21:19 PM
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I have several wooden farm implements and an engine skid with original paint, lettering and pinstripes. I would like to know the best way to preserve and enhance these old finishes. I have heard that linseed oil will turn dark with time and remain sticky. What would you recommend?
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Old 10-26-2002, 09:28:23 PM
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Wash carefully with soap and water . Let dry . Apply a good quality paste wax , as per instructions on can . This is the best method and is fully reversable . Doug.
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Old 10-26-2002, 10:35:17 PM
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When you say "paste wax" are you talking about the same stuff that you put on cars?

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Old 10-27-2002, 08:52:17 AM
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CJ: It's probably a floor paste wax that comes in a can. I have a can of it someplace Me, I usually use "BOILED" Linseed oil(unboiled linseed oil never dries) cut about 50% with mineral sprits. Just brush it on, and let it dry. Sometimes it takes 2-3 coats, but it looks nice Paul
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Old 10-27-2002, 11:14:17 AM
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The paste wax i'm refering to , is for floors or furniture . Any brand forulated for wood . Doug.
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Old 10-27-2002, 05:32:50 PM
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I have used clear stain to help preserve some of the origanal paint on a old walking plow.Dave
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Old 10-28-2002, 09:32:05 PM
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Thanx for the advice. My car never gets waxed....but my 1917 Sterling thresher might.
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Very good question. I asked the same to a very knowledgable person, Dr. John Wilcox (This is the guy who actualy restored the Otto-Langen at Kinzers, PA) and he swears by automatic transmission fluid. If it is good enough for John, it is good enough for me

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