Dry pistol and fore grip on old Chinese rifle - Tung Oil?
Have an old Jing-An preban. The fore grip especially feels dry as a bone.
Tung Oil good to preserve it more, while maintaining the original look? Or should I look at something else? I want to keep it as original as possible.
This stuff works wonders. Google this New Life Wood Moisturizer
However I have used tung oil on guitars allot. I think it will do what you want. If it gets to glossy you can knock the shine down with 000 steelwool.
I might just go for that New Life Wood Moisturizer. It site said it also seals the wood too. Have you used it on any gun stocks?
I used it for my Dads boat on the teak wood it made it look almost new. Lasted over a year in the elements.
The best way I do this is to use linseed oil.
You mean boiled Linseed oil? Linseed oil can go rancid, also I hear it can turn amber/yellow over time. I want to preserve the original finish and color as much as possible. It kind of looks like the some of the darker Polytechs. Some older thread I stumbled upon said that the original finish on those Polytechs was Tung Oil. The blond Norincos are probably an amber shellac.
I might not be as bad off as I thought. It seems really dry, but I sprayed some CLP in the inside of the hand guard to test it out, there was carbon there anyways. The CLP didn't really seem to soak in.
I'd go w/Tung oil. Just make sure you use PURE Tung oil, NOT the commonly available tung Oil finishes, which usually contain little, if any Tung oil. I've used it on many rifle-wood refinishes, as well as on wood cutting boards & spoon handles w/very good results. It's non-toxic & a little goes a really long way. I got mine from an on-line outfit called Real Milk Paint(www.realmilkpaint.com). Makes wood look great, won't go rancid, & doesn't contain toxic chemicals. It also seals & repels moisture much better than pure or boiled Linseed Oil. JMHO, of course.
Thanks Donzi. I didn't mention I already read about the Tung Oil finishes, that most barely have any if at all Tung Oil in them. There is a Woodcraft not too far from me, I saw I can pick some up there from there website which is 100% Tung Oil. I'll probably mix 50/50 with mineral spirits from what I read if I go ahead and do it.