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Old 04-03-2020, 11:26 AM   #476 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Piotrsko View Post
You are aware that boiled linseed oil with a drying additive is the basis for old school oil gloss paint?
Yes. But I learned of its use for wood and metal preservative from a great aunt in rural Pennsylvania. She used it mostly for wood, I think, but maybe for a gun or two and their old Farmall too. The can talks of preserving metals from rust as a use as well. I first experimented with a small patch on my trunklid where the clearcoat is scaling a little. It made the "blemish" blend into the black paint and become much less visible. Then I started using it more liberally on the worst fade spots (roof and top of the front bumper cover). I also use it to "polish" the black Plastidip coating on my 15" MINI 7 hole rims. To me, it is a cheaper, nontoxic detailing tool. And it was fun to tell my 90+ year old great aunt that I took up her practice with the stuff.

Originally Posted by Xist View Post
Are you using a digital background for Zoom? Here is one that I shared elsewhere:
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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