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Leather seal prep

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by ricky, May 2, 2012.

  1. ricky

    ricky Engaging Member

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    When soaking a leather seal in oil how supple should it get before i fit it? i have had one soaking 8 hours and its still hard
     
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    I left mine about 36-48houra mate. Mine was in cod liver oil, so don't know if it's different depending on what oil it's in??
     
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    Mmm sound like i might have a long wait:rolleyes:
     
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    I was the same mate, sat twiddling my thumbs for almost 2 days waiting for it! ;)
     
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    You dont want it t soft, just supple, Neatsfoot oil is better than other oils to soak a leather seal in.
     
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    the thinner the oil the better,silicon oil is whats said to be good right now ,the stuff that goes in r c cars struts .can take days .neatsfoot oil is thicker and i found can solidify when cold or cooler not helping penetration.but i still like it if i dont need to swell the leather .patience.
     
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    Thats exactly the stuff i have used:up:
     
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    I normally leave them in neatsfoot oil untill there supple every bit of leather takes its own time. thought i did find 15w synthetic oil did the same job as neatsfoot on my paintbrushes but Iv never tried it on a rifle
     

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