I read in an old army engineers manual that linseed oil could be used as a preservative on metal. It is a superior quality oil, similar to Raw Linseed, but has had hot air passed through it to improve drying times. This is the mystery ingredient that’s not too hard to find once you know what to look for. OR you could buy "Japan drier" add it to your linseed, and basically you'd have boiled linseed oil (I believe.) 4.7 out of 5 stars 116. It does have a definite yellow tone which may or may not be objectionable depending on what its covering. I especially laugh at people who restore everything on the car except the rust and paint. Lubricating Oil: Such as boiled linseed oil, tung oil, motor oil, lamp oil, or cooking oil. For the application I recommend a compressor fed paraffin gun, like this: Prior to application the underbody should be properly washed. I love the darker look but my truck came out shinier then expected. A lesser known use for BLO is to protect metal from oxidation. Once it cools down, it’ll start to soak in and harden into a dark, protective coating. Recently I was given an very old c. 1850s pinfire German revolver to curate and stabilize. I use boiled linseed oil to coat antique hand tools , both for wood parts and metal parts. I first started using Boiled Linseed Oil (Home Depot) on metal that I heated up with a propane "weed burner" torch, but my paint brushes kept melting, so I tried painting the whole thing liberally first, then working it over with the propane torch until it turns black, … Profile Page. Location Ohio. Jul 21, 2018 #1 I decided to treat both the JD 112 and the 68 with this to preserve what paint they have. Boiled Linseed Oil. Sergeant Major. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. I wrote this about protecting and preserving the rust for it's looks. 4.7 out of 5 stars 128. We take hydraulic oil and thin it down with diesel fuel and spray it with an old paint gun. Most times it has been treated with heavy metallic driers (such as cobalt). Having been in the paint business I sold and used both raw and boiled linseed oils,,,but uses for metal I am not up on. Whether the metallic dryers in “boiled” linseed oil are safe or not, you can keep your peace of mind by using the raw version. It can blead out months later in some cases. SUNNYSIDE CORPORATION Sunnyside 872G5 5-Gallon Boiled Linseed Oil. CurioVirginian. Wipe a good coating on any tools or hardware and let it dry for about 24-48 hours. I spilt cooking oil into my cantilever tool box about 40 years ago. I read a lot about guys putting linseed oil on the rods to kind of give the darker wet look. [12] Not as durable as baking it on, but pretty enough to warrant the application nonetheless. I’d recommend using pure boiled linseed oil instead if you want a great result. There are much better coatings and treatments. It also promotes mildew growth. You car will never rust. It is not actually boiled. Supplies Needed to Clean & Care for Rusty Metal. Outside it provides little moisture protection and no UV protection. Boiled linseed oil (BLO) is a great natural product that you can use to form a protective layer that will help protect metal against corrosion. Every year they'd take their saved used oil and spray the car in their newspaper lined garage. Boiled Linseed Oil is used to give a mellow, patinated finish to new or stripped bare interior wood. It works great on metal but also fantastic on old wood furniture! Again, see your local hardware store. This can be done again. Alternatively, use steel wool or sand paper. Try it, buy a little bottle of boiled linseed oil and some turps and try it on some rusty old metal in the back yard, see what you think your self. If you are looking to avoid heavy metals in your body (aside from Whitesnake, Poison, Quiet Riot et al), then don’t use this product. No chemicals used any in the process. This option gives it a pewter / clear finish. P. Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict. The polyurethane is a good, stable, long-lasting finish that won't easily wear off. 1 of 2 Go to page. At this point I use boiled linseed oil and rub a heavy coat into the exposed/treated rust and a thin coat on the rest of the truck. LinSheen Boiled Linseed Oil – Fast Drying Wood Treatment to Rejuvenate, Restore and Protect Outdoor and Indoor Wood Funiture, Floors and Sports Equipment, Quart . I use it on my truck frames, blades and spreaders as well. Then, don’t expect too much from it. Put a thin coat of linseed oil on the rusty spot and let it sit for approximately 10 minutes. The oil forces water out of the surface and eventually dries to a thin soft coating. KennyP Alice's Creator. Boiled linseed oil will actually cause wood fibers to swell a little. Post Feb 27, 2011 #1 2011-02-27T11:02. No plans for repainting in the near future. Use one part boiled linseed oil one part turpentine and one part denatured alcohol with 1/6 part sudsing ammonia. Member. 462 1. Thread starter KennyP; Start date Jul 21, 2018; Tags boiled linseed oil on gt's; 1; 2; Next. Joined: Feb 1, 2008 Posts: 170. Moderator. Wax. If it doesn’t go on wet, the metal is too hot. If it is, it will skin over and you'll wind up with a wrinkly piece. Works good and is cheaper for us then using a bunch of FF. Simple boiled linseed oil takes 3/4 days to dry, while a mixure of +- 4 oil to 1 turpentine dries in 1,5 days. We still use the cans of FF for small jobs. After it soaks in a bit I rub as much of the BLO (it’s got to be boiled Linseed oil, not straight linseed oil) off the paint as I can. Staff member . I've also found that this mixure results in an harder finish, but I need more experiments to confirm this. Asphaltum. When the surface is no longer tacky to touch you are ready to do a very lite sanding following the direction of the grain (operative word is lite as we don’t want to cut through the very thin layer we just put down previously). My truck has some surface rust and patina. May 31, 2020 ~ Roughly nine months ago, Broke Bastard Garage showed you how to protect rust or patina with a formula of boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits.. As you’d expect, there were lots of questions — you may have had one yourself. Thus, it makes the wheel a little tighter! Boiled Linseed Oil (BLO) This is the old school rust stopper. I use pure beeswax. Next Last. The reason I use the polyurethane top coat(s) is that the Penetrol is a linseed oil product, and as such, is not very hard or durable. blacknwhitedog. Nov 7, 2011 #14 Yep, only way to go in my opinion. Your call. I use paper shop towels Here is where you can see the difference really well. I gathered my supplies: a wire brush(s; steel wool, an old rag, and; mineral oil. Step 1: Clean Tools. As for paints … well, red lead is still the best for lasting in your case. After being lost in the woods for over a year I found my axe .Did the boiled linseed oil save this axe? Rick, I've used boiled linseed oil for both wood and metal. jerry z February 1, 2020 at 5:36 am. So I decided to try it. There is a reason houses are painted with pigmented products. The raw stuff won't really dry and will leave you with a sticky mess. Raw linseed oil dries extreamly slow,,,weeks to months to dry,,,, Boiling changes the chemical propertys and thus speeds up the drying time. This can gum up intricate moving parts especially in heavy applications, so stick with non-moving metal pieces for the best results. Ps: don't let your pets eat it! Boiled Linseed Oil. Anyone know how to tone down the sheen. It’s not like your axe will be rendered useless for weeks on end while you wait for the oil to soak in. But you'd be better off buying boiled linseed oil, since it's already mixed. Wimblowdriver Well-Known Member. Linseed oil is derived from the dried seeds of the flax plant and therefore a great eco alternative to any petroleum based oil. HRP HOTRODPRIMER, Jan 9, 2009. Boiled linseed and tung oil are probably the best choices, but you can use what you have on hand. It kind of has a rubbery feel. Rusty areas can be painted too. 462 1. Please stop with the patina BS. Read the label…this stuff is not benign. A penetrating oil, such as linseed oil, is good for cleaning rust off steel and stainless steel items, such as hand tools. Boiled linseed oil has heavy metal driers in it. Scrub the spot with a stainless steel brush. Removing Rust From a Metal Awl. Go. The actual boiling of some oils changes their drying characteristics, true. This makes it a better product for preserving tool handles, decks, and furniture. Linseed oil manufacturers suggest putting rags, paper towels, etc., soaked with linseed oil in a metal can full of water. Boiled Linseed Oil & Metal. Again, read the can. I would not use it for a working machine surface, however, since it is a bit soft and gummy. Updated Video: Protect and Preserve Patina and Rust ~ Your Questions Answered. nobber, Aug 24, 2016 #30. Sudsing ammonia is apparently just regular ammonia with a small squirt of dishwashing detergent in it. Gardeners have been using linseed oil for many, many years to protect their tools from the elements and at Garden Tool Co., we oil every tool that does not have a finish on it already, before it ships. Sometimes it has been heated. Boiled Linseed Oil Re-coating – Sanding Between Coats. Be sure to use boiled linseed oil and not raw linseed oil. For me, it works best if thinned slightly with mineral spirits and applied in VERY thin coats, and on warm surfaces. See your hardware store. No, it doesn’t take that long. Joined: Aug 3, 2014 Posts: 1,844 Likes Received: 2,725 Location: uk. Any color of the organic linseed oil can be used for this application. The pistol was made in the white and fairly highly polished with some engraving that had brown and red rust in it. I brushed it on and it has been drying for about 24 hrs. The book also suggested dropping hot steel components into a bath of linseed … ... over the years by applying another coat of the purified organic boiled linseed oil. Not good. An alternative that is popular with my customers is straight boiled linseed oil applied to cold metal with a brush or rag, wiped down till it just barely coats the piece and then allowing it to dry over several days. 99 ($0.44/Fl Oz) Get it as soon as Tue, Dec 8. Boiled Linseed Oil to protect rust patina on old guns. I had a friend in high school who's parents did this. "Boiled" linseed oil is not boiled. I would suggest a good polyurethane outdoor porch floor paint. SHARE POST #2. Choose it as a natural alternative for unfinished or uncoated metal like cast iron to help keep it from rusting. I like experimenting and painted a new chromed spanner with some which I then left outside for a few months.Afterwards the spanner had a dull coting which when removed with turps revealed still perfect chrome underneath. But red lead is very toxic, and probably not what you want to use. Wagon wheels live a hard life. Because it was extremely rusty and had crusty hunks of the stuff on it, I gave it a good scrubbing with my small wire brush. Well, you can probably get boiled linseed oil from there too It's super common. Organic linseed oil was used in the 1920’s as undercoat for cars to prevent rust. I decided to start with this piece, an old ice pick. Safety Equipment: Wear gloves, eye protection, and a dust mask when working on tools. Used motor oil also carries a lot of toxic heavy metal compounds you wouldn't want excessively dripped in your property, especially if get your drinking water from a well onsite. 6 thoughts on “ Patina Shine Without Clearcoat: How To Use Linseed Oil To Bring Out Some Gleam! You can apply a thin coat to non-moving parts and once dry it will protect and beautify the surface. It does retard rust, and provides a mellow, slightly brown patina. Thick coats can get gummy which is another reason you don’t want to use this in moving parts which get stuck together. It’s another word for I’m too cheap to paint my car. With linseed oil, though, it is the addition of certain solvents that causes linseed oil to dry more quickly, acting as if it were boiled. Don't use it inside of a hive. I've also been getting a lot of questions about clear, un-rusted metal. Senior Member. 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