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Cleaning Checkering - How ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bullet Thrower, Mar 12, 2010.

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  1. Bullet Thrower

    Bullet Thrower Member

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    Cannot relocate it but, I saw a post somewhere on the internet that showed photos of a paste application type product and process used to clean checkering.
    Seems I recall, you applied it, it dried, you removed it. It was mess but the end result was like new.

    If anyone knows of a method to clean checkering, or can provide a link to something please post up.

    Thanks
     
  2. scott calhoun

    scott calhoun Well-Known Member

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    I use Murphy's Oil Soap and a toothbrush, and have good results that way. I'm just doing normal/regular cleaning, not trying to clean something up that been sitting uncleaned for years.
     
  3. short shucker

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    Bullet Thrower,

    I don't remember who it was that posted it, but it was called "Whiting". The compound that was used is available from Brownells.

    I found the thread. The link is above.

    ss
     
  4. Unknown1

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    If the checkering has no finish in the grooves, after it's been cleaned tape it off and apply a few light coats of automotive clear coat available at auto parts stores, sold by Dupli-color. It seals the wood, has a low sheen on wood and makes future cleaning easier.

    MK
     
  5. RSVP410

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    The whiting compound is mixed to a paste consistency with acetone or other similar solvent and is used to extract soaked in oils from the wood.

    When using paint stripper on a stocks, I have found that the cheap battery powered tooth brushes do a great job of cleaning the checkering without risk of damage.

    Scott
     
  6. Bullet Thrower

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    Short Shucker - Thank you for the link .. That's the one !

    Seems like a bit of a process .. but the result is what I am after.

    I may try the Murphy oil soap 1st. I like Clean !

    Thanks Everybody !
     
  7. Avaldes

    Avaldes Well-Known Member

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    Simple Green is magical for cleaning checkering on a gun. Use it with a toothbrush.
     
  8. zzt

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    Clenzoil will get out all the gun and condition the wood at the same time, assuming it is not a poly finish. Really good stuff, and cannot harm anything else on the shotgun, the table, or you.
     
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