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Oiling Klipsch Veneer - what do you use?


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8 hours ago, MMurg said:

 

Klipsch specifically mentioned not using products that contain wax on oiled wood finishes in the manuals from that era.  As I mention in the document, you can use those products with pleasing results, but you will no longer have an oiled wood finish appearance.  It's not what one should use if maintaining the original oiled wood appearance is the goal.

 

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My forte II were clear oak finish.

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59 minutes ago, John Chi-town said:

My forte II were clear oak finish.

 

Do you mean oak lacquer finish?  The original poster was asking about what people used on oiled finishes so I assumed you were talking about the same.

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My Oiled Walnut Forte II's were dry with light and dark spot on them. When doing my internet research on oiled wood, this stuff kept coming up. It helps cover scratches, it's even outs the wood tones, leaves the speakers looking clean, almost brand new. 

 

I got this kit, but the orange spray is great. I did do the polish and wax a couple of weeks after. It did darken the finish a little, but it has a nice mate finish. Also applied it to my Klipsch home theater speakers, that since new have only been wiped down with a damp cloth. The results were very good, looks brand new.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09HTSKCBY?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

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Big fan of the Howard orange oil polish- 

 

I have a pair of 84 era Kg4's and a pair of 82 era Heresy's, both had signs of being used. I got some 0000 steel wool and used that to smooth the bumps and scratches. I went very light because I know it's just veneer, wiped down with a microfiber and then a good coat of the oil, let it sit for 10 minutes and buffed it out by hand.  Wow-    the smell is just a bonus too.   

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Dr. Bill's (not me) recipe': 

 

*remember fire hazard* BLO heats up as it dries so any rags and whatnot should be thouroughly washed with water and soap and disposed of safely...preferrably outside...

 

the Drs. recipe' IIRC: 3 parts Gum Turpentine to 1 part Boiled Linseed Oil (BLO)...I found mine at Home Depot but should be able to find anywhere...good luck but wanted to share...Do only in a well ventilated area...

 

Bill

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23 hours ago, SilverSport said:

Dr. Bill's (not me) recipe': 

 

*remember fire hazard* BLO heats up as it dries so any rags and whatnot should be thouroughly washed with water and soap and disposed of safely...preferrably outside...

 

the Drs. recipe' IIRC: 3 parts Gum Turpentine to 1 part BLO...I found mine at Home Depot but should be able to find anywhere...good luck but wanted to share...Do only in a well ventilated area...

 

Bill

BLO - boiled linseed oil I assume?

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15 hours ago, Quad Khorns said:

Unless pictures really can't depict the effect various products have on the Klipsch oiled veneers, words written about these products are just that, words.

I used this straw oil on my recently purchased Heresy. This is the result, I like it.

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2 hours ago, Quad Khorns said:

Very nice, thank you! Don't know if that brand is sold in the US and I can't read Italian, but what are the ingredients of this oil? What is straw oil?

 

I think it is a chemically synthesized oil.
On the bottle it says Linear Alkylate.
It is a product widely used by antique furniture dealers.

It can also be used for metals.

Straw Is the translation for paglierino that means pale yellow.

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