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Best wax to use on stocks?

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  1. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Best wax to use on stocks? Does anyone use wax on the barrels? Thanks
     
  2. cabman

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    I use Renaissace Micro-crystalline wax polish. It's used by the British Museum for fine leather, furniture,metal, paintings and ivory. They use it on the restoration/maintaince of armor. It's made in Britian and available in the internet. Virtually eliminates fingerprints on y our barrel. It expensive but a small jar will last for years. Great stuff.

    Good luck

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  3. GrubbyJack

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    Great tip, thanks. found Rockler woodworking supply has it..

    " It is widely recognised that this substance is more protective and longer lasting than oil, especially for swords and helmets that are frequently touched by human hands"

    again thanks...Grubby
     
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    ...but it will soften and migrate when heat is applied to it (gun barrel). It's intended to be used at room temperature.

    MK
     
  5. Hap MecTweaks

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    I use Liquid Glass auto polish on about everything. I also use that on my primer trays and it lasts a very long time! Lasts a heck of a long time on your vehicles paint job too!! Custom auto detailer's use it too. Easy on, easy off, and does it ever last/protect!!

    Hap
     
  6. W.P.T.

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    If the wood is an oil finish I use Bee's wax to protect it and keep it looking like new ... I wipe the barrels with Clenzoil to protect them, which I use on the wood also to clean it ... It does not seem to break down the Bee's wax and cleans the entire gun ... If the stock is high gloss any good car polish will work, Liquid glass or any Carnuba wax will do the job and keep it looking new ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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    I use a formula that I purchased for $1000 in 1980 that my Dad used on his Model 12 Trap gun that he bought new in 1950, he died in 1978. It kept his gun like new all those years. It's for the receiver, barrel and wood. Sorry I can not disclose whats in it. I gave the old guy that told me what it was my word that I wouldn't. Too bad things didn't go right for me I would be selling bottles of it at the Grand!! In all the years I've had it I only made 2 gallons. One leaked out of a gal plastic milk jug and I recently made up a batch and used a gallon glass wine bottle. I just recently started shooting again after 20 years since my wife passed away last year tomorrow and her mother 2 weeks ago. I purchased the formula for sentimental reasons and because it works great!! I appreciate the tips given especially the one from the British Museum.

    Harry
     
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    Lemon Pledge for the wood only. Cleans & smells nice too.
     
  9. Leo

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    I am sure there are lots of good products out there. I get the Martin Guitar wax from the music store. After several applications, it gets a nice finish. Skin contact seems to make it even smoother. It never seems to build up to the point that it gets stick like some furniture polish does. Oh, and it keeps my guitars looking great also.
     
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    Beachwood casey stock wax works for me..
     
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    Ditto on what Grunt said...
     
  12. Hoosier Daddy

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    I used some Turtle wax for cars on the stock of a couple of guns. It made them shine but it also caused the stock to stick to my cheek. Not a very pleasant feeling when the gun recoils and rips the skin off of your face.
     
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    Tree wax, or any type of paste floor wax. Works on any finish. Easy, beautiful finish, and one can will last a lifetime.
     
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    I'll go along with spitter & grunt on the Birchwood Casey; although I think it depends upon your application. For beauty, Renaissace is hard to beat, also Collinite Carnuba car wax is a great product. The thing is, you don't want something on your trap stock that's gonna "grab" your skin, especially if you're sweating. For that reason, I like Birchwood Casey, which, by the way is easy to use & it's packaged for convenient use. I just punch a pinhole in the foil top & shake it out.

    best...mike
     
  15. JerryP

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    Wax on a modern gunstock finish is like wax on a diamond.
     
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    Liquid glass. The more you sweat the less friction, or sticking there is.
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    If you have a polyurethene high gloss finish, wouldn't you use a simple wipe down with something like Pledge?
     
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    I use Pledge on my poly high gloss finish stocks. Just spray and wipe them down.
     
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    Pledge has silicone and will impregnate the wood. If you ever need to refinish the stock the ail one will puddle or spiderweb the new finish.

    Cabman
     
  20. JerryP

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    cabman, In that situation one could probably add fisheye remover to the liquid finish before applying, that is how auto body shops solve the problem when repainting.
     
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