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Sealing wood #675479
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Have done a bit of research but can't find an exact answer. Looking at the wooden panels through the rear wheel archs and they look like they need sealing. One is a bit patchy, the other is nearly all bare wood. What was/is on is black, and assume is the original factory sealant. I've got some waxoyl for when I get around to doing the chasis, but would it be OK to use it on the wood panelling as well? I'm just concerned about sealing in moisture that will let the rot set in. What are your thoughts?


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Re: Sealing wood [Re: Leroy] #675493
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Waxoyl should be fine, I have used it on all my cars.. If you are worried paint them with teak oil first.


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Re: Sealing wood [Re: John V6] #675496
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Thanks John. I've got some Danish oil that I use for my oak worktops, so that could work out well. Being more fluid it would be able to creep into the tightest spaces that the waxoyl might not be able to reach, and then waxoyl to give more protection. I was quite surprised at the difference between the two sides as to how much more bare wood there was. Well that's my weekend sorted.


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I would read the label carefully on the Danish oil. You wouldn't want to get a hot exhaust near it until it had properly dried out.
The warning on the tin i've got, says to leave brushes submerged in water to prevent the risk of them spontaneously combusting after use!

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Originally Posted by AndyrIch
I would read the label carefully on the Danish oil. You wouldn't want to get a hot exhaust near it until it had properly dried out.
The warning on the tin i've got, says to leave brushes submerged in water to prevent the risk of them spontaneously combusting after use!


It's a strange thing to warn about. I've used Danish Oil inside on all the exposed wood over maybe ten years. Not only does it dry really fast, but it has a nice smell.


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I had never considered it combusting. It'll definitely not be driven till I've finished doing the chassis so there'll be no issues with it catching fire from the exhaust.


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Is the nearly bare one the nearside ? ..... the nearside of vebicles often suffers worse in lots of ways as that's the side that gets regularly 'powerwashed' with gravelly water by splashing through kerbside puddles.


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It's actually the offside, and quite a considerable difference. Virtually no black, as opposed to the top 3 or 4 inches on the nearside.


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Simple quick and easy - mix linseed oil with terebenthine ( pure terpentine) 50/50 and splash it on - it soaks in well, dries quickly and if you have the time for several coats at one week intervals you will end up with a finish second to none. I have table tops finished in this way and they resist boiling water - hot trays from the oven - any type of kitchen spillage and the finish will cope with salt spray form the roads with no trouble. I use it inside chassis tubes and anywhere else you want to proof against water. Inside tubes it is particularly good if sealed in - linseed oil oxidises and so it gobbles up all the oxygen in the space and without oxygen there can be no rust. it is inflammable when wet - take care. It can be painted over. Some ladies even like the smell!

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When I received my new wooden frame and tub from the factory, I gave it several coats of cuprinol over a period of weeks and when dry painted it in yacht varnish. It still looks new today!

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