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Question about stock refinishing

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bama73, Aug 25, 2011.

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  1. Bama73

    Bama73 Member

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    I have a maple stock on my Superposed trap gun that was on it when I bought it. I love how it fits but the only problem is whoever made it decided to draw/paint in fake grain lines into it. Would there be a chemical that would take that out so as to get the natural wood back or would it have to be sanded out ? If it had to be sanded what about the checkering ? Here are a few pics to show what I mean.


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  2. rennerize

    rennerize Active Member

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    Actually I think it looks pretty good like it is.
    Don
     
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    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    I'm with Don. I don't think it was an amateur job. It's unique, leave it alone.
     
  4. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    That is definitely a unique stock. It depends on if it is actually in the wood itself. It is possible that they put a couple of coats of finish on the gun before they applied the grain, which would stop it from bleeding and soaking into the wood. If that is the case then just stripping it and refinishing would do. It may be on the outside of the finish, doubtful. Then it may be possible to remove with chemicals. Although I think the finish would be compromised. It looks like it may be film applied, or dipped.
     
  5. schockstrap

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    Are you sure it's painted and not just a fantastic example of spalting?

    --Dan
     
  6. vpr80

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    I don't think it looks good with a light color wood. Also might be a real chore to get rid of those lines. I am thinking that an easy solution is to stain it a rich dark color and leave the black lines underneath.
     
  7. John Thompson

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    It could be a marking pen. A gunsmith friend used to do some pretty unique stock repair and he would use a soft tip marking pen to duplicate the grain. If it is ink, I would think it is "in" the wood.
     
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