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Old 06-01-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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not sure this is the correct forum.

I have some 15 yo Tung Oil. I have a century old walnut organ that I refinished many yrs ago and am pleased with the Tung Oil finish, but every few yrs put a new coat on. Busy and whatever so haven't done it for 15 yrs and wonder if the Tung Oil is old. Hoping to save a trip into town, but don't want to use anything that would not benefit the walnut.

It's Formsby brand and no expiration date.

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Call Formsby.

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Darn. Emailed them and they'll reply Monday. I guess I'll smell the tung oil and try a sample on an inconspicuous place and see what happens.

For all my refinished projects, half are magnificent and half I ruined.
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I certainly would not ruin a walnut organ risking an old outdated product. Try the woodoworking forum? Or wait this out for another week?
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Tight deadline. Big House Warming next week on my one yr anniversary here. To avoid gifts I was calling it an Open House, till ppl started asking if I was selling.

I also printed out 'before' photos, so no one wonders what the big deal is.

I'll just buy new TO and do it next week.........
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If it's real Tung oil....then any 'real' tung oil will work. I personally love the stuff....but I would be surprised if that 15 year old batch you have is any good now...I'd rather put on new than old...

And I understand the time thing....tung oil takes about 2-3 days to dry...and a little longer for the smell to go away.

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