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a question for the wood guys

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by AveragEd, Jul 29, 2008.

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  1. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    I bought a new gun yesterday with oil-finished wood. The wood's figure is very nice but I think it could look a lot better. If you wet it with oil, the change is dramatic but as soon as you wipe it off, some of the grain is hidden. I've read threads on here where some products for oil-finished stocks (aside from Tru-Oil) were mentioned but can't recall their names now. Could a get a memory jogger?

    I'm guessing that I might have to have the current finish removed first but perhaps someone will have a better idea.

    Ed
     
  2. John Thompson

    John Thompson TS Member

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    I always liked Lin-speed better than Tru-oil. I would take the existing finish off with a stripper. It may not be oil. I would then use a good, clear filler, depending on the grain, more than 1 coat. When the grain is filled, start applying the oil. I sand with progressively finer wet paper after each coat of oil. End with a thinned oil for the last coat and sand with a 1500 wet paper. You then can polish with a wood wax. It should buff out beautifully.
     
  3. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    Much ewasier to thoroughly clean off all oil and dirt and rub in a couple of caots of Tru-Oil or Lin-Speed. Either one will give you a nice glossy finish that you are looking for.
     
  4. Jerry944t

    Jerry944t Well-Known Member

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    Ed go to the Brownells's site and look up "Permalyn." It's easy to work and yields spectacular results.
     
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