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Need tips on refinishing gun stocks

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 2023maple, Apr 9, 2009.

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  1. 2023maple

    2023maple TS Member

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    Getting ready to refinish some wood and was wondering how many coats of clear you suggest putting on the checkering? It doesn't appear to have much, at least compared to the rest of the stock but think it would need something just to seal it. oil perhaps?
    I plan on using the tru-oil products and would like a high gloss finish over satin....tips?
    Originally the gun came with a polyurethane finish.
    Thanks,
    Bryan
     
  2. hoot619

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    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=240961 this is a good one on refinishing. Ken
     
  3. Trap2

    Trap2 Well-Known Member

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    John is right on the money. Almost all refinished stocks have the checkering re-cut AFTER the wood has been finished. This prevents the checkering from getting filled in with whatever you are using for refinishing. After the checkering is re-cut, a very light coating of boiled linseed oil is all that is necessary to protect it..... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
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