Lost in the mail

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Flipgun, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    A couple of months ago, Brazilviking posted a thread where he wanted a comparison between a product of Brazil, Peroba Oil and Tru-Oil. He asked if anyone wanted some to make the comparison and I volunteered.
    As we know sometimes life plans other than our own and it took a while to actually do the experiment. But I finally got around to it. On the 3rd of this month I informed BV that I had completed my test on the two products on samples of multiplex, Bamboo flooring and some Cedar. I sent them on and 3 weeks later he has not received them. I contacted him and explained that I had indeed sent the package, which I was assured would arrive in 7-10 business days, obviously had not. Lost in the mail or grabbed by customs I can't say. BV very graciously forgave the fact and suggested that I do a photo comparison. I agreed and this is it. The samples done with the Peroba oil have a very nice matte finish that brought out the colors of the wood in a warm fashion. The Peroba Oil goes INTO the wood and protects it quite well. The shiny samples are Tru-Oil that makes a protective coating ON the wood and plays up the grain of the woods. I cannot say that one product is better than the other, each accomplishes a different and and each is very nice.
    Here are the samples that got lost in the mail.

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    <a href="http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/flipgun/media/IMG_0055_zpsdc71489b.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag55/flipgun/th_IMG_0055_zpsdc71489b.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_0055_zpsdc71489b.jpg" style=""></a>

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    I guess I should have mentioned that the samples kindo of stuck together.
     
  2. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    now this is very nice! now I can see the difference! Have you tried some...combinations? peroba first, truoil later, protection and shine?
     

  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    Those are beautiful. It is a shame they got lost in the mail. I would like to see a combination as well. I bet that would be absolutely gorgeous.
     
  4. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    I used the peroba on another sample piece and followed it with the Tru. It does have a very nice effect. But unless BV wants to start exporting the stuff I will have to stick with BLO.
    BTW There was also a 10"x16" piece of Texshooter latex in there too
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2013
  5. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    BTW You do understand that this is what I was sending to you?
     
  6. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    Flipgun, all my mail deliveries from USA has being very slow, to Chile (and maybe to South America) I was informed it comes by ship = 1 - 2 month delay ...
    Cheers
    Arturo
     
  7. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    I hope that this is the case Sir. I really hate the idea that some customs guy is shooting them.
     
  8. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Not exactaly... But thought about what could be...

    Do you have a tracking code? I can check on the local mail. Things take more than usual around here. And we had recently a mail strike too.
     
  9. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    I sent it first class and did not get a tracking code.:eek: But you and Arturo are giving me some hope that it will get there eventually. Thanx!
     
  10. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    I know, to get tracking on international its over $100. BV, I'm praying the box I sent you has no issues.