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Best way to remove oil from stock

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by W.P.T., Aug 13, 2013.

  1. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    Stick it in Kitty litter ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  2. Hookedonshooting

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    I ve used a hair dryer on low power waving it across the area, not direct, on the stock. The heat causes the oil to raise to the surface where it can be cleaned off with a mild soap (Dawn) and toothbrush. Anyone else do it this way?
     
  3. 682b

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    I also figured out that Brownells whiting was chalk. I made a past of Chalk and Acetone (out of my chalk box) I applied it several times and it did a pretty good job seeing the oil had been building up since the 1940's.
    Winchester 24 from the early 40's

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    This is a 311 savage from the same time period


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    In the end I was satisfied enough to not try any thing else. Jim
     
  4. missemucho

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    Years ago when I was refinishing old military rifles I found that the cheapest oven cleaner you could find worked well. Spray it on; it will make the oil just boil out of the wood. Then just wash it off. Before I found out about that stuff I used up a lot of sand paper trying to clean the stocks up!
    John
     
  5. dale1957

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    A friend of mine accidently got G-96 on an oil stock and said u couldn't believe the difference in the way it looked. He said it made it like new. Haven't tried it myself.
     
  6. bluedsteel

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    Jim;

    Nice job! Maybe there is hope for this oil-removal process after all.

    bluedsteel
     
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