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DHaden

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06-15-2013 06:53 PM

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My father in law was going to throw out a gallon metal container of BLO. I told him I would take it. My question is, does it go bad? The brand is Spencer Kelloggs no idea how old it is. The can is in decent condition. Any help will be appreciated.

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shampeon

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#1 posted 06-15-2013 06:58 PM

It won’t go bad as long as the can was still sealed well. Pour some out into a smaller container. If it’s still flowing, you’re good. If it’s a sludgy and opaque, it’s probably gone. If it’s somewhere in between, try cutting it with mineral spirits.

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#2 posted 06-15-2013 07:42 PM

Based on the title of the thread I thought you were discussing Jerry Sandusky. My mistake..carry on.

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mtenterprises

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#3 posted 06-15-2013 10:29 PM

Man I picked up a can at a garage sale years ago that was about 50 years old and it was still good though the lid was like glued on with dried BLO. Sure it’s still good.
MIKE

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#4 posted 06-15-2013 10:55 PM

Is this the stuff you have think document dated 1980?

http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/uch71a00/pdf;jsessionid=57B969DA42F2A2DD65BBFE541E714EC8.tobacco03

Spencer Kellogg known as linseed oil king had couple of plants in NY & NJ guess in Minneapolis Minnesota too.

While MSDS says double boiled linseed oil, not sure when manufacturers started adding solvents & dryers to the stuff.

I stopped using BLO several years ago.

-- Bill

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