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remove oil from stock

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by garyl44, Jan 7, 2009.

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  1. garyl44

    garyl44 TS Member

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    How do you go about removeing gun oil that has saturated into existing finish?
    I want to refinish stock and forearm useing (true-oil). I would like to hear
    any comments. The wood is dark walnut Perrazi.
    Garyl44
     
  2. KENENT1

    KENENT1 Active Member

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    bury, it in a bag of oil dry for about a week, might suck alot of the oil out.




    tony
     
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    DO NOT OVERHEAT THE WOOD I had some success with warming the wood with a blowdrier and as the oil came to the surface blot with a paper towel

    DO NOT OVERHEAT THE WOOD
     
  4. dlhelton

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    Easy Off Oven cleaner in a warm oven....WARM NOT HOT....
     
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    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    Gently heat with blow dryer or near wood stove etc. Wipe oil off oil as it comes to the surface with rag dipped in rubbing alcohol.
     
  6. pjh

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    some folks soak the wood in Acetone. then sand. Be sure that what ever you use can be nutralized before applying the finish
     
  7. plinker61

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    i used my wifes steam machine to get the cosmolene out of the stock& action of a sks & a mosin ngant(they were a mess),held them over a 5 gallon bucket,got them really squeky clean&took some smaller dings in the wood out,dont know if it will help with the gun oil as well but the heat/moisture from the steam didnt hurt the wood,let it sit for a few days before finishing and they came out real nice.mark
     
  8. trappermike

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    Easy off is sodium hydroxide- I would not use it on a gun stock, nor would I sit by a wood burning stove with flammable alcohol. If you use a flammable material, use it in a well ventilated space, and not in the house or garage where it might ignite and burn your place down. Also, use gloves. Anything that removes oil from a stock will surely remove the oil from your skin, and possibly worse.

    Good luck and be safe,
    Mike
     
  9. Big Dave

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    Whiting, click above, it has been used for years with success.
     
  10. 12Gagejon

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    if you have a bag of common cement or can get a can full just stick inlet end in it for a week will suck oil out and not hurt wood.don't use plastic cement(water proof) Jon acetone after help ps works on dry oil soaked concrete drives too
     
  11. JLW

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    I have never been able to get all the oil out and I have tried all the above except cement. I'd be concerned about the lye(?) in cement. I am not certain of the lye being in it, but it sure burns the heck out of your skin when finishing concrete.

    Anyway, a warm environment will help but do not expect to get it all out and then when you refinish, coat the insides with a thinned solution of finsh to seal out any new oil.

    BTW, throw out the WD40 if you use it and simply buy a name brand gun oil.-Jerald MI.
     
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