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Fixing Scratched Stock

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bt100ed, May 22, 2009.

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  1. bt100ed

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    What is the best way to fix a scratched stock. The scratch is not all the way through the finish to the wood.
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    Ed
     
  2. JerryP

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    It's a character mark. Show it with pride. Your gun will aquire more character over time.
     
  3. phirel

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    I have tried many different ways and none have worked well. You can apply a little stain and then some wax. The scratch will still be there but a little less noticeable. Every other "repair" I have used ended up looking worse than the scratch.

    Pat Ireland
     
  4. goatskin

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    Generally Pat is right. And Jerry P is more right. Go shoot more and collect dings, proudly.

    It depends on what the finish is. If it is varnish, plastic or clear-coat, take a damp-with-mineral-spirits Scotchbrite Grey or Maroon pad and feather the scratch and coating.

    Apply HIGHLY dilute stain, then oil & rub or wax.

    If you want to try to re-varnish that area, use 2-3 dilute coats and smooth between coats.

    After everything is dry-dry, take a new $1 bill and rub the whole area out.


    Bob
     
  5. bt100ed

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    Thanks guys for the help.
    Ed
     
  6. gun fitter

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    Ed the above advise is good on oil finishes.

    You should state the gun model for me to comment on a repair procedure.
    Of course a picture is always worth a 1000 words.

    Joe
     
  7. JerryP

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    Oil finishes are easy to fix. A lot of the finishes now are epoxy. My limited experience trying to repair expoxy duplicates Pat's.
     
  8. bt100ed

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    Scratch is on a high luster BT100.
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    Ed
     
  9. gun fitter

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    Probably best to leave alone. The repair would cost more than its worth. I charge around $40.00 for each scratch or ding in a gloss browning finish.
    With shipping two scratches would cost around $100 you can refinish completly for around $200 to fatory new.

    Joe
     
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