Art Hoch wrote:
Looks and sounds like you have a pretty nice cabinet. They may be candidates for using my "concoction" which is economical and does wonders. No, not selling anything. Just wanting to help. PM me if you're interested in seeing the recipe. I've tried it on several cabinets and it is simply amazing what it does.
Can you post it here for all to see ?
Rich, that formula has been around for years. An old radio guy in our club, Joe Vititow, told us about this back in the 80's, and while I can't pinpoint the exact date or person who came up with the formula/concoction/Elixir I will share with everyone the simple formula. Just mix equal parts of turpentine, white vinegar, and boiled linseed oil and shake well before and during
use. Below are some disclaimers:- Turpentine
: real turpentine might be hard to find these days, so I don't know how well the modern synthetic stuff will work. Kramer's
, who markets a similar product called Kramer’s Best Antique Improver
, has to import turpentine from Brazil. - Boiled linseed oil
: once again, according to some, the modern version is processed differently, so I don't know how it will affect the product.- Application
: some like to apply with a cotton or linen cloth and then wipe off, while others like to apply with 0000 steel wool and then wipe off. If you mix it in a glass bottle it will be easier to see how quickly it will separate and need to be shaken.
I mixed some up several years ago but I wasn't too impressed. Maybe I used a bad ingredient because a lot of collectors seem very pleased with the results.