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So, I refinished a beat up 1949 336 sc with tru oil. I came out great except for a little too much sanding in some spots. Now, i want to get rid of the tru-oil gloss finish and refinish it with plain old tung oil. I don't really like how the tru-oil finish wears. Do I need to just strip it off and proceed with layers of tung oil? Thanks, Jeff
 

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You can take the gloss of the tru oil with 0000 steel wool if the gloss is your only complaint with it.
 

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My experience has been that true oil and tung oil are very similar in both finish and durability, like gator says you can knock down the shine with steel wool, I like barkeepers friend on a wet cotton rag to give a less shiny finish. I actually have gone to "minwax antique oil finish" it applies like the others and has a little more aged yellow when it dries and a little less gloss. If you want to change it I'd just steel wool or 320 -400 grit it to roughen up the surface not to remove any finish and go with what you like.

James
 
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