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I'm refinishing a Marlin 1994 that needed some reshaping to get a better fit to the receiver. That part of the project went well but my second coat of BLO has been wet for two days now. I applied a light hand rubbed layer on Sunday night and checked it tonight after work and it's not even tacky yet. This is my first attempt at a BLO finish so what am I doing wrong?

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Are you thinning the blo with Min. Turps.?
 

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Nope, just applying it straight, should I cut it with mineral spirits? And what would you do with the wet stock now.

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I'd clean it with mineral turpentine. Are you applying it to bare wood?
Yes it should be mixed 50/50 with turps and applied to bare timber.

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You say you reshaped the stock to fit better, did you use a stripper to take all the old finish off?

If not the BLO will not soak through the old finish.
 

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Yes, I used a stripper, reshaped the wood and sanded to remove tool marks and finished with a coat of walnut stain. I removed the the tacky finish with MS last night and I'm going to start again this weekend. I will not be using BOL. ???

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