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cleaning checkering on stock

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dkarre, Mar 29, 2011.

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  1. dkarre

    dkarre TS Member

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    just curious how you guys keep the checkering clean on fore-arm and stocks, i got a beretta that needs cleaned up and dont know what to use or how to do it
     
  2. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    You know, this'll cost ya...

    One of my closely guarded secrets is how I rejuvenate guns. Adn you have asked for one of those secrets. Time to let it be free...

    Get a SOFT old tooth brush and a bottle of Windex. Get over the sink and spray the checkering and let it soak for about 30 seconds. Then brush the Windex/checkering withe the tooth brush in both directions of the score lines. Keep the bristles in the slots. You will see the grime loosen up. Adn then take your spray nozzle and rinse the grime away, being careful to not get water on the metal joints. Blot it dry. OK, often one shot will be enough. But sometimes yo need a second jolt of Windex and lite scrub.

    Let the stock dry for 30 minutes and you are good to go. here is one I did recently.
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    Green Windex is best because it is vinegar based. Blue Windex is ok but has a wax. But either works.

    Did you read or see where the president of the Windex company (SC Johnson) has to defend himself as he is accused of overt fondling of his 15 year old stepdaughter? Hmmm perhaps too much facebook in her life.
     
  3. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    <i>"Did you read or see where the president of the Windex company (SC Johnson) has to defend himself as he is accused of overt fondling of his 15 year old stepdaughter? Hmmm perhaps too much facebook in her life."</I>

    As my kids would say..."Radom"

    Bryan
     
  4. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Bryan, I give... What is "radom"? Huh?
     
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    He meant "Random". I speak teen pretty well, since I have one.
     
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    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Ah... yes... Random facebook. I bet dollars to donuts that her private story is on the net. And as you know nothing personal or bad ever leaves cyberspace. It lives on regardless of how to try and delete it.
     
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    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    Oops, my finger are too big for the keyboard. Yes, Random.

    Actually Jack I was referring to the comment about the SC Johnson President.
     
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    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    I thought that. But this thing smells. I'll watch for result.
     
  9. UncleWray

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    Try gunk removal first, of course.

    I like older guns, so the checkering is often worn flat vs. filled up with gunk. I use a high quality single line cutter and carefully go over the checkering to clean it out and sharpen it up. Then put a small amount of thinned oil finish on with a toothbrush.
     
  10. Barry C. Roach

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    Whiting. Also removes soaked in oil/grease. Brownells.
     
  11. Bvr Tail

    Bvr Tail Well-Known Member

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    Barry

    I am looking for a good cleaner for oil-soaked stocks and forends.

    How does "whiting" work, and how is it applied?

    Thanks

    Danny
     
  12. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    There was a very good discussion on "whiting" here on TS.com. That's where I learned about it. If not, go to Brownell's on line catalog and there is a good description there.

    If you can't find it, let me know I'll try to find it.
     
  13. Rastoff

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    For cleaning wood I've always used Murphy's Oil Soap. This stuff has been around for 100 years, and is specifically made to clean wood.

    I never thought of using Windex on wood. I'll have to try that.
     
  14. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Ras. Windex cuts oil quickly. I use it around the stove. Most grime in checkering is oil based. Some guys oil their stocks. Windex works in the checkering but does not penetrate the finish when oil is leached into the wood near the metal joints. Whiting will not work on those areas until you strip the finish off. Then it will suck out the oil
     
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