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Fri May 1, 2015, 02:40 AM

Boiled Linseed Oil airing out time for rags...

I'm getting ready to treat my guitar necks. Seeing so many people talk about boiled linseed oil has made me decide to try it. I know you are supposed to lay the rags or paper towels out flat after using them with boiled linseed oil or you are supposed to put them in a canister of water, but how long do they need to be laid out flat before you can just trash them? Or do they need to go into the container with water forever? I'm confused on the timing and proper disposal. I don't want a fire. I have seen the videos. I want to know the best way to handle the paper towels before I do this.

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Jamastiene May 2015 OP
ret5hd May 2015 #1
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Response to Jamastiene (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 07:58 AM

1. lay them out till they dry...couple of days at the most.

i use it all the time.

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Response to Jamastiene (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2015, 06:31 PM

2. Have used Boiled Linseed oil(diluted w/ Turpentine) for years. What I do:

After use, I drape the rags and and other things like used steel wool over the edge of an old trash barrel outside. Once they dry, add to my regular trash. Never had a problem.

I also have used paint remover with the same precautions. Dry out any rags, wool, scrapings and dispose as your town requires. Mine could go into the regular trash after drying.


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Response to Jamastiene (Original post)

Sun Jun 28, 2015, 12:20 AM

3. what people are worried about is selfcombustion

i put them in a closed tin

then use them to start the woodstove

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