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Refinishing

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Ron Gillatt, Aug 20, 2012.

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  1. Ron Gillatt

    Ron Gillatt Member

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    I have a Beretta 391 ST with 'X-Tra Grain stock & forend. Is there anything that can be used safely to put a good, hardwearing shine onto the wood? It would look nice with a good finish as the 'X-Tra' grain is quite a nice pattern. Any idea's please ?

    Thanks,

    Ron in Ontario
     
  2. Redbone311

    Redbone311 TS Member

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    You can put a polyurethane finish over it that will protect it a lot. Several coats will do even better.
    DO NOT SHAKE THE CAN! UNLESS IT IS A SPRAY CAN OF THE STUFF.
    You will only put lots of air bubbles in the poly which stay in the poly for quite a while. And which will show up on your finish.
    You can get it right at Home Depot or Lowes.
     
  3. joe90t

    joe90t Active Member

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    Ron, Mini-Wax Helmsman (Spar)Urethane works best for me. "Spray Can" Joe joe90t
     
  4. luvtrapguns

    luvtrapguns Well-Known Member

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    Above is a posting on refinishing I did several months ago. Click Website URL to view. Marc
     
  5. MDMike

    MDMike Well-Known Member

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    Tru Oil. I'm a big fan of this stuff.....Along with several coats of a good hard paste wax.
     
  6. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    If you use Tru-Oil, I would take the stock down to bare wood first. I don't think it will be compatible with most finishes, unless oil based. Plus, the oil finish really brings out the grain, because it soaks into wood, while the others will sit on top of the wood. Tru-Oil dries, and cures slowly though. It is a durable finish, but takes a month to cure fully. It is also repairable, without redoing the whole stock.
     
  7. MDMike

    MDMike Well-Known Member

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    Sti Flyn, that the atributes I like about TruOil, brings out the grain and is easy to repair.
     
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