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Posted on Problems with Polymerized Tung Oil Finish

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#1 posted 04-30-2012 12:22 AM

Most oils expand as they dry. Your tung oil wasn’t completely cured, sanding the curing skin off areas of expansion seepage doesn’t do anything to fix the problem. You need to let the oil cure before you proceed. If the oil has had metallic dryers added, and it probably has, you can accelerate the action of metallic dryers simply by rubbing the surface down with a weak acid like vinegar. Wipe the surface dry after applying the vinegar. If it were me, I’d rub it down daily with vinegar for a week and then give it a couple more days before proceeding.

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