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Need wood refinish suggestion

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by new loader, Feb 22, 2011.

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  1. new loader

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    I have this Browning that has the worst wood you ever saw. I have seen GI Garands that look better. I want to spiff this up a little, but not a total refinsh. Need something to enhance what is here, give it a little curb appeal. Who has done something similar and what did you use?


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  2. kiv-c

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    Rub in a couple of coats of Permalyn Sealer (available from Brownells). Gives it that "in the wood" finish with a nice semi-gloss look.
     
  3. shot410ga

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    Tung oil with a little Japan dryer. Wipe on a coat let stand 20 minutes, then wipe off the excess. Let it stand 24 hours, then do the procedure again. 5 to 7 days or until the grain is filled. Then polish and wax. An easy and beautiful finish. I've been doing this for many years for lots of wood projects, including stocks.
     
  4. Tron

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    Why not find a really nice piece of English or Turkish walnut and make new pieces? That would be really easy to do in this case.
     
  5. rennerize

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    I agree with Tron. As there is only so much you can do with plain wood.
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    http://www.larsongunart.com/

    Take a look at this. ART H.
     
  7. new loader

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    shotgun410 solution seems like what I wanted to do. I rummaged through my box of gun show bargains and found something similar. 7 coats looks great. Finish is not as glossy as photo shows, just harsh reflections. I am pleased with the result for not much effort. Thanks to all.


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  8. rennerize

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    Very nice indeed.
    Don
     
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