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Cleaning Wood stock?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by WNCRob, Jun 6, 2010.

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  1. WNCRob

    WNCRob Member

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    For wooden stocks with an oli finish, what is a good cleaner for body oils, etc. that accumulate, especially on the comb?

    Thanks for your suggestions!

    WNCRob
     
  2. Chango2

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    I ounce found a product at a CVS phrmacy/store called "Good for Wood"...couldn't find it again, but must be around. Very good for cleaning out the grunge in checkering where there was no finish. I would suggest that you check with a furniture restoration shop...or...some of the cleaners used for teak furniture have also served me well. Calling IKEA??
     
  3. goatskin

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    Murphy's Oil Soap.

    Period.

    Occasionally put a drop or two of oil on your palms and work the stock until it is all absorbed. It just gets richer and deeper.


    Bob
     
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    I agree with Bob.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. WNCRob

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll give some of these products a try. I've used teak cleaner for cleaning teak, and its harsh and really attacks any soft wood. Plus it bleaches. I don't think I'd use it on my gun stock.

    WNCRob
     
  6. goatskin

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    I've been playing with old guns all my life, and I've not run into very many products that matched the hype, but John Kramer's stuff is a noteworthy exception.

    http://www.kramerize.com/Introduction.htm

    As far as working with oil- and wax-finished stocks (many of them 19century), a good scrubbing with a half-cup/gallon of water of MOS is all the 'pre-care' they get, then I start working with Kramerize.

    I glob it on with a cotton ball, and let the stock toast in the sun an hour or two, then wipe the excess and hand-rub it for a few min. Rinse/Repeat a couple of times & done.

    Sometimes, I'll buff a light coat of Carnuba wax on the stock, but I've about quit doing that as too much work.

    My waterfowl guns take a pretty good beating, including salt-water, but having and keeping a 1st class, deep, glowing oil finish is no effort. After the season, I'll clean them with MOS and work a warm drop or two of Kramer's into the wood in front of the fireplace while the dog and I are lying to each other.


    Bob
     
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