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Skooter Offline OP
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I'm using Varathane brand penetrating wood stain (dark walnut) from Home Depot on my red oak. Applied this afternoon and it seems to be dry/drying as expected. (Says allow 8 hours if using oil based topcoat or 24 if waterbased top coat.) Plan to apply more in the morning just to make sure it's all even and consistent.

What's your weather like? When I was in TN with its high humidity/rainfall, it seemed like nothing wanted to dry sometimes. My oak (purchased early 1990s) has been here in AZ for seven years and I stipped the finish last winter, so it's had ample time to get much drier than we could ever get in TN.


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1952 Chevy 1/2-ton 3100
Dalton Highway survivor
www.truckwithaheart.com [flickr.com]
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Good point about the weather. We just had the 2nd wettest summer on record. And August was 3rd wettest. I've used up a 5 gal propane cylinder to heat my tent to help dry it out.


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
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'Bolter
wow, that's a great color !!


Ron
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'Bolter
I really seriously enjoyed looking at your pics.


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Skooter Offline OP
'Bolter
Thanks folks. smile

Finally got the bed floor finished and installed. Glad to have it done. Think that's all it needs until engine comes out, hopefully over the winter but who knows.

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2 Chronicles 7:14

1952 Chevy 1/2-ton 3100
Dalton Highway survivor
www.truckwithaheart.com [flickr.com]
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 6,256
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Nice! thumbs_up


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Joined: Oct 2021
Posts: 1,143
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'Bolter
Ready for your first load of gravel or manure!


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1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Purple Knif)
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'Bolter
I want to see a picture of that airplane reflected in the bed!


1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe (The Phantom)
1950 Chevrolet 3100 (Ol' Roy)
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (The Bismarck)
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Purple Knif)
1966 Ford Mustang (Little Red)
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150 (Big Red)
1995 Ford F-150 (Newt)
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Camp Commandant
Speaking of reflection, the bed wood looks amazing. What is the finish?


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Skooter Offline OP
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Thanks. It's clear red oak with walnut stain and tried to incorporate what I learned building a kayak a few years ago. Some of those things are mirror gloss works of art and I stopped working the bed wood about halfway to that kayak level of perfection. On top of the stain it's encapsulated all sides of the wood with epoxy, then marine varnish on top of the epoxy for UV protection. All System Three products except the stain was Varathane brand.

What do you do with the remaining paint left in the gun? You spray it out on the crappiest used Sig Liberty Sport R/C biplane you can find. grin Picked it up on trade and the covering was terrible and needed re-doing, so I chose to empty the paint gun on it, with virtually zero prep or cleaning on the plane.

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1952 Chevy 1/2-ton 3100
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