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Going from an Oil finish to Lacquer finish

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Scootermac50, Nov 13, 2011.

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  1. Scootermac50

    Scootermac50 Active Member

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    Looking for opinions or ideas...
    What is the best and or only way to get a nice lacquer finish on an oil finished stock?
    Thanks

    Scott
     
  2. semperfi909

    semperfi909 Well-Known Member

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    Lacquer is a very fragile finish and not a good choice for a gun that is actually used. It is also transparent to water and not a good choice for something that sees weather. And it is soft.

    Sure you want lac??
     
  3. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, your lacquer finish could take a shellacing!! (Grin)
     
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    I'd like to do just the opposite. Get rid of the lacquer on my XT and go to oil.
     
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    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    I suspect it's a polyurethane finish taking....

    Doable but frustrating...
     
  6. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    I assume you want to go from a oil finished (dull) stock, to a high gloss look. Lacquer is not a good choice. If there is oil finish already on the stock, lacquer will chip off. I would go over the wood with some thinner or mineral spirits and clean it very well. Then I would go over it with Tru-oil. Put enough coats on it to make sure when you polish and buff that you do not go through the finish to the old finish, and it should look like this. Minus the greasy thumb print. Jon
    stlflyn_2010_0704149.jpg
     
  7. Habib

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    Gun finishes won't be lacquer and most won't be a true "oil" either. The "oil" used is generally a modified oil.
     
  8. Scootermac50

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    Yeah, I was looking at getting a bit of a shine on the stock.
    I have read a bit about the tru oil, I think I will give that a shot.
     
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    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    Jim, basically what you are saying the finish on a 682 Gold E can be made glossy with some good old fashion elbow grease and Tru-Oil?

    Bryan
     
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