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I just "finished" my first custom rifle stock.

I started with a Handi Rifle in .204 Ruger, and put a custom gunstock from Gunstocks Inc, on it. After I fitted it, I started the finishing. I'm not going to type all of the steps I took. The complete story can be found here:

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Now, the problem I am having is when I went from the Tung Oil finish, to the Linspeed product from Gunstocks Inc, I started getting a lot of crap in my finish. I tried to live with it, but couldn't. I sanded the Linspeed down with 2000 grit wet paper to try to get the finish smooth again. Now I don't know what to do.

Should I go back with Linspeed again? Or can I go back with another coat of Tung Oil and call it good. I wasn't really satisfied with the VERY shiny finish that the Linspeed left on the stock (Coyotes don't like shiny things), not to mention that it felt tacky to the touch even 24 hours later.

I think I want to go back over with a coat of Tung Oil, but I just wanted to make sure that it was OK to put Tung Oil over Linseed.

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Tung oil should not be tacky! It usually dries quickly to a hard finish. What type material are you applying?? Is there some type of contamination? I advise that if using tungoil stay with the tung oil...although I have applied them over each other..with mised results.. When the finish is as 'deep' as is wanted, a light rub down with 0000(4 '0') steel wool will dull the shine. Then an application of a good carnuba wax will seal and protect the new finish..and even up the shine. This will leaave the wood with a satin glow. If the tung oil is not setting up remove it with 00 steel wool and acetone (carburator will also work)..then allow the stock to dry.. When applying tung oil it should completely dry before the next coat.
 

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Tung oil should not be tacky! It usually dries quickly to a hard finish.
You misunderstood me. The Tung Oil did in fact dry to a hard finish. After I put several coats of Tung Oil on the stock, I put a couple of coats of Linseed Oil over the Tung Oil to seal the finish.

I went ahead and sanded the Linseed with 2000 grit wet/dry paper and put another coat on. It looks much better now.
 
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