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How to remove oil from Stock for refinishing

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by WarEagle2017, Apr 9, 2008.

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  1. WarEagle2017

    WarEagle2017 Active Member

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    I know that this question has been asked here before. but I cant find the post, so here it is again. Does anyone have any idea on how to remove some of the oil from a overoiled stock ( one that was over oiled and the wood is saturated near the action, close to the pistol grip also near the forearm metal ) so that it will accept a new finish ???????????
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Wipe off excess with mineral spirits. Put under lamp to heat the wood, oil will rise to surface, then wipe off with mineral spirits again. HMB
     
  3. 6ft lead

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    you can also use a light automotive degreaser, just make sure that it is one of the newer ones that are water-based, like above, use a warming device to help the process, also is this a very expensive stock for a very rare gun, or is it just an oldie but goodie, if it's rare, a reputable gunsmith that deals with fine resoration is the only way to go. im a professional auto restoration technition,and the same rules apply to both,....if its rough but original its better to leave it alone. a botched job will seriously hurt the value of the gun and buyers are once bitten, twice shy. everyone would rather have a virgin to work with. good luck
     
  4. JerryP

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    Whiting from Brownells
     
  5. WarEagle2017

    WarEagle2017 Active Member

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    Thanks for all the good info.
     
  6. dlhelton

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    warm in oven then spray with easy off oven cleaner.
     
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