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Originally Posted By: canvasback
Joe, is it any tung oil that will do the job or is there something unique about Formby's?


I know I’m not Joe, but Formby's isn't tung oil and doesn't contain tung oil. It isn't an oil/varnish mix. It is a wiping varnish, that may be based on tung oil, but even that isn’t very clear. It dries extremely fast and doesn’t look or act like pure tung oil at all.



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What is best for protecting a gun from salt water? A few coats of Eezox didn't protect from rust spots even when I thought no water had touched the metal and I cleaned the gun right away.

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Originally Posted By: LGF
What is best for protecting a gun from salt water? A few coats of Eezox didn't protect from rust spots even when I thought no water had touched the metal and I cleaned the gun right away.


Try the Thompson's Water Seal.
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Originally Posted By: LeFusil
Originally Posted By: canvasback
Joe, is it any tung oil that will do the job or is there something unique about Formby's?


I know I’m not Joe, but Formby's isn't tung oil and doesn't contain tung oil. It isn't an oil/varnish mix. It is a wiping varnish, that may be based on tung oil, but even that isn’t very clear. It dries extremely fast and doesn’t look or act like pure tung oil at all.




Thank you.


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Just to be sure I'm not misunderstood about Renaissance Wax, I like and use it. But, don't recommend it for protection against extreme hunting use. I use it to put a nice temporary coating on my guns when I'm taking them out for an afternoon of clays, show and tell, etc. I like the luster it gives (which is definitely prettier than Johnson's) and I like the temporary protection from fingerprints on the metal. We tend to get hot and sweaty quite regularly down heah'. It isn't recommended for protection from hard hunting use, rain, etc., and I see no reason to fault it because it doesn't do something it doesn't claim to do. And, at $17.95 a can I am a bit puzzled at why it is considered high priced. My can will likely last me another twenty years. You use it very sparingly, unlike Johnson's, which I put on fairly heavy for protection from the wet.

I've never had the sticky, gumminess with Johnson's that Replacement did. Also glad to hear that SamW has had good success with it at Kodiak, AL. From what I've read and seen on TV that can be some pretty extreme conditions.

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I'll say this about tung oil. Pure tung oil is a varnish. It will cure hard on metal that can be very difficult to remove, and will gum up the innards on a firearm. I would be very hesitant to apply it as a rust or corrosion preventative on a fine gun.
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John Roberts, I am intriqued (sp?) about your comments about Thompson's Water Seal on guns. Ive used gallons of it over the years on cedar decoys prior to painting with oil paints and have been very happy with it.

I have a 10ga Remington 1894 with 32" damascas barrels. It is my late season duck gun here on Lake Champlain. Do you see any negatives on applying it to the barrels? would I have to wipe down the barrels with something first to get the Rem Oil off it?

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Thanks John. Can the Thompsons Waterseal also be used on internal parts like locks and extractors, or does it gum them up?

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Mergus and LGF: I can assure you the TWS will not harm the 1894 in any way and will do a great job of fighting off water damage. I wouldn't put it on the internals.
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Thanks, John.

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