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Stripping Stock Finish

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Codebrown, Oct 4, 2011.

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  1. Codebrown

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    Best options for stripping the polyurethane-type finish from older Beretta and Perazzi stocks? Would like to minimize sanding and messing with the checkering - thanks!
     
  2. TRW369

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    I have used Jasco paint and expony remover with great results
    use stiff brush for checkering and it came out really well very
    little sanding
     
  3. loop02

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    You can melt it with a heat gun and scrape it off. Heat checkering and brush it. Don't burn the wood.
     
  4. Jim R

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    TRW369 is right. I have used Jasco for years. It will even remove that plastic finish they used to put on Remington's.
     
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    TRW369:

    What is a "shift brush" ?

    Doc
     
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    Stiff brush? HMB
     
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    I've had really good results with ZAR.

    It is brush on, wait a while, wipe off. Oxygen STOPS it from working, so as it sits it looses potency on the wood (a good thing as it gets through the finish and near the wood). Also, the checkering cleans wonderfully - just rub it out with an old toothbrush.

    Once done perhaps a light sanding and ready to re-finish.
     
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    Aircraft paint remover.
     
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    What is a "shift brush" ?





    Use an old tooth brush to remove it finish from the checkering
     
  10. Ahab

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    If there are any furniture refinishers in your area ... take it to them.

    They will dunk it in their tank, and give you a ready to finish bare wood ... for only a few dollars.
     
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    TRW369:

    What is a "shift brush" ?

    Doc
     
  12. hmb

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    Stiff brush? HMB
     
  13. HSLDS

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    I've had really good results with ZAR.

    It is brush on, wait a while, wipe off. Oxygen STOPS it from working, so as it sits it looses potency on the wood (a good thing as it gets through the finish and near the wood). Also, the checkering cleans wonderfully - just rub it out with an old toothbrush.

    Once done perhaps a light sanding and ready to re-finish.
     
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    What is a "shift brush" ?





    Use an old tooth brush to remove it finish from the checkering
     
  16. Ahab

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    If there are any furniture refinishers in your area ... take it to them.

    They will dunk it in their tank, and give you a ready to finish bare wood ... for only a few dollars.
     
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