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Forum topic by Karda posted 12-16-2017 05:30 AM 1203 views 0 times favorited 42 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2017 05:30 AM

hi I got a can of boiled linseed oil, the can has the spot in the middle of the can and is very messy to pour can it be out in a plastic bottle that is easier to pour. Will it damage the plastic thanks Mike


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#1 posted 12-16-2017 05:41 AM

It’s sold in plastic sometimes so I think it
will be fine.

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#2 posted 12-16-2017 05:51 AM

I think it’s sensitive to sunlight. Maybe?

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#3 posted 12-16-2017 05:57 AM

ok thanks

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#4 posted 12-16-2017 06:56 AM

BLO is best kept in a sealed metal container for fire safety as BLO.will spontaneously combust before your eyes.
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#5 posted 12-16-2017 06:57 AM

what about glass

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#6 posted 12-16-2017 08:38 AM



BLO is best kept in a sealed metal container for fire safety as BLO.will spontaneously combust before your eyes.
M

- Madmark2

In a closed container with no oxygen? I never would have thought that. I guess I’ve been lucky.

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#7 posted 12-16-2017 11:45 AM

Personally, I’d avoid glass. Too easy to drop and shatter on my hard shop floors. Then you’ve got a real mess.

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#8 posted 12-16-2017 11:52 AM

In a container BLO will not spontaneously combust. If it did any wood it was applied to would burn. It dries exothermically It generates heat while drying. Once it is on a rag and wadded up where the heat cannot dissipate you have the very real possibility of spontaneous combustion. The rags need to be stored in an airtight fireproof container.

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#9 posted 12-16-2017 12:15 PM



In a container BLO will not spontaneously combust. If it did any wood it was applied to would burn. It dries exothermically It generates heat while drying. Once it is on a rag and wadded up where the heat cannot dissipate you have the very real possibility of spontaneous combustion. The rags need to be stored in an airtight fireproof container.

- johnstoneb

^^^^^What he said, put it in whatever you want…but the cautions about sunlight are true. It will darken a little with age even if it’s in a light tight container.

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#10 posted 12-16-2017 01:52 PM

I keep my BLO in the container from the factory as long as possible, but it gets transferred into old Tostitos salsa or queso jars for use. Yeah, sunlight will break it down a little, but not that much, and if you set it on a shelf that doesn’t get direct light, it’ll last for months. Nice thing about those jars is that the mouths are wide enough for a brush and if the lid gets sticky, you can heat it up with a torch (carefully!) to loosen the lid.

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#11 posted 12-16-2017 05:33 PM

I store my boiled linseed oil in Hendrick’s gin bottles …
 

 
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#12 posted 12-16-2017 06:32 PM

thanks for your advice, I bought a HF steel ammo can just for my oily rags its even camouflage pattered. not much light in my cellar butt I’ll get something dark thanks Mike

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#13 posted 12-16-2017 07:46 PM

I finally got around to buying another can of BLO, since my original is running low. That said, look at the date of manufacture near the bottom of the can (26yr old). I have added a touch of Japan Dryer on occasion, but this stuff still works great on my Rosewood totes & knobs.

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#14 posted 12-16-2017 07:54 PM



In a container BLO will not spontaneously combust. If it did any wood it was applied to would burn. It dries exothermically It generates heat while drying. Once it is on a rag and wadded up where the heat cannot dissipate you have the very real possibility of spontaneous combustion. The rags need to be stored in an airtight fireproof container.

- johnstoneb

Exactly, I was being sarcastic.

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#15 posted 12-16-2017 11:01 PM

I am becoming more and more frustrated with the child proof plastic
snap type caps on the new containers. (and they pour like crap).
So I have been accumulating the automotive plastic oil “cans” for my
painting chemicals and they work great. remove the labels with boiling
water and write the new contents with sharpie markers.
or – print a label from the web of the contents and stick that on the container.

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