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Old 12-18-09, 04:56 PM   #1
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Boiled Linseed Oil in Small Amounts?

I would like to get some BLO for my wheel builds. But all the places I go seem to only sell it in HUGE amounts. Has anyone here managed to by a more reasonable amount?
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maybe at a gun shop, its popular as a stock finish, as in hand rubbed linseed oil.
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maybe at a gun shop, its popular as a stock finish, as in hand rubbed linseed oil.
I make knives and use it as a finish on my wood handles. I think a quart wasn't very expensive, maybe $7. If you're just using it for spokes, that would be a lifetime supply probably, but not that much money.

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this is a bit pricy but it comes right to your door. http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/cid=0...ch=Linseed_oil

use it on Spokes??
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A litre sells for less than 10$. Split it up with a buddy or find other uses for it around the house, it's fairly handy stuff, actually.

If you want a small amount, post a freecycle want-ad. I have a litre I rarely use and would share it gladly if you were closer
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use it on Spokes??
Over time, the oil oxidizes some and hardens a little. It makes a nice protective finish on wood. For spokes, you can think of it as old school/ghetto lock-tite or spoke freeze. It will lubricate the spoke during the build and then hold the spoke nipple in place, but not so hard that you can't true the wheel if needed. But that leads us back to the recent thread with the debate on whether anything was needed at all on a proper wheel build.

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oh IC. we always used Wheelsmith spokeprep
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It can also be used as an alternative to "Frame Saver" on steel frames. It gets a little bit messier. You can coat the inside of the tubes and let it drip out. The same process that hardens and holds the spokes will leave a protective coating inside the frame.

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