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Light scratches

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by esoxhunter, Feb 24, 2012.

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  1. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys: I have a stock that has a few scratches on it that were evidently done by someone who installed a recoil pad and scratched the stock with sandpaper. They are extremely light scratches and they are only noticeable is if you hold it a certain way . My question is if I use a 0000 steel wool pad with some oil; would this remove these scratches? Or should I just live with it? Thanks.
     
  2. grunt

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    If you have a dremial tool you can install a small cloth wheel and some rubbing compound and buff the scratches. depending on how deep they are you may be able to buff them away.at least make them less noticeable.
     
  3. Chango2

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    Don't use power tools if at all possible. Try some polish made specifically for automotive clearcoat. Also, you could try a LIGHT bit of Bon-Ami. You are really just slightly cutting the clear coat over the wood; that's all you want to do.
     
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    I've bought several wood-stocked rifles with "clothing scuffs" and have inflicted such marks myself. I use Meguiar's Scratch-X polish to remove them. It is a super mild abrasive polish and you probably will have to do the affected area five or six times but it will fix it right up without removing an excessive amount of finish. It is intended for removing buffer swirl marks from paint and that sounds like about the depth of marks you have.

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  5. billyboy07208

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    try toothpaste on a patch on the area,or BC stock sheen/conditioner before the four ought steel wool.
     
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