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  • will8989
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    Bruce lets it soak in on the cardholders, takes 24 hrs. I let everything drip for a few minutes then wipe excess off. 50/50 takes longer to dry than 40/60. I usually move everything upstairs and turn the ceiling fan on to to help it soak in. This finish takes 3-4 days to dry enough to take to shows. Pack with tissue paper to absorb excess. There is no odor of the mineral spirits after it dries. Cutting boards take 3-4 weeks as they are soaked in straight mineral oil for 15 - 30 minutes and dry naturally, turning over daily. And it keeps your hands soft while dipping.

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  • Rolf
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    Does the smell ever go away? Drip dry?

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  • will8989
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    That’s what I use mineral oil and mineral spirits. I mix it 50/50 or 40/60.

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  • tgiro01
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    Our Lowes store still has the good old mineral spirits. We have the new milky stuff too, but it doesn't sell very well. Comes in both quart and gallon sized cans.

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  • NC Scroller
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    Originally posted by Jim Finn View Post
    Would heat thin mineral oil?
    Jim I have not tried it but I have read you can thin it 60/40 with mineral spirits.

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  • will8989
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    I never thought of that. Bruce did get me mineral spirits so I’ll be okay for a while.

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  • Jim Finn
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    Would heat thin mineral oil?

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  • will8989
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    That’s funny Linda! 😂😂😂😂

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  • NC Scroller
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    Originally posted by dgman View Post

    I’m in Southern California and I can find real mineral spirits anywhere now. There was about a six month period that it wasn’t available. I bought three gallons when I saw the stock running low. When I used them up, I started noticing it was available again. I have an friend in Orange County who says he can’t get it there though. If you can’t find it where you live, try Amazon. I had looked there just in case I couldn’t get it here. There are no restrictions to any state.
    Glad to hear that. I know I read some very angry posts a while back. Not on this forum.

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  • Linda In Phoenix
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    Who would have ever thought 2020 would've been about shortages of toilet paper and mineral spirits. Now that's a clean swipe!
    Bad. just bad.

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  • dgman
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    Originally posted by NC Scroller View Post
    From what I had heard on other forums only California has banned the good stuff. I hear they make "Smoky the Bandit" type runs from Southern CA to Nevada.
    I’m in Southern California and I can find real mineral spirits anywhere now. There was about a six month period that it wasn’t available. I bought three gallons when I saw the stock running low. When I used them up, I started noticing it was available again. I have an friend in Orange County who says he can’t get it there though. If you can’t find it where you live, try Amazon. I had looked there just in case I couldn’t get it here. There are no restrictions to any state.

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  • will8989
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    Regular hours for me RJ. I enjoy the quiet. I definitely won’t be posting 6am like Carole does.
    Last edited by will8989; 10-10-2020, 12:16 AM.

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  • NC Scroller
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    From what I had heard on other forums only California has banned the good stuff. I hear they make "Smoky the Bandit" type runs from Southern CA to Nevada.

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  • RJweb
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    Betty, I see we are up late again, RJ

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  • will8989
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    I think he got it at Home Depot. There are so many tributaries and streams in this that flow into the Chesapeake Bay, some stuff is just hard to find. He’s taking the junk mineral spirits to the dump tomorrow to dispose of. He spent an hour cleaning up the cardholders. They looked and felt like they were dipped in water with oil floating in top. He got 2 cans so I’m good.

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