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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by OhioSkeetShooter, Mar 7, 2013.

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  1. OhioSkeetShooter

    OhioSkeetShooter Member

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    Hello Fellow Shooters,
    I have a question on how to make a stock "shine" again. I have a gun with beautiful wood on it, and I would love to make it "shine" like when I got it a year ago. Is there a wax or something else that I can achieve this with?

    Thanks,
    -Wes
     
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    Flitz polish..Chrome Cleaner..
     
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    What kind of finish is on it now??

    Keller
     
  4. OhioSkeetShooter

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    Unknown1

    It has a high gloss look to it now, can see my reflection in the wood. Thanks,

    Wes
     
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    Oh, I thought this was a cialis ad.
     
  6. Rebel Sympathy

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    Wes: If it is high-gloss hard finish, use a mild automotive rubbing compound applied by hand. Try not to get it in the checkering, although that can be removed with an old toothbrush. Mike
     
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    Go to an auto paint supply shop or body shop and talk to them about auto polish. DON'T go to one of those franchise shops like AutoZone, Advance or O'Reilly. Go someplace that makes their living selling auto finishes to the trade.

    Keller
     
  8. OhioSkeetShooter

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    Thanks guys, I had some Birchwood Casey (or however you spell it) Gun Wax for a stock that I was going to refinish. I used that and it seems much better. Still would like to make it nicer though. Thanks for the help.

    Wes
     
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    try some HOWARDS WAX AND FEED. really shines'em up.
    wo
     
  10. Johnny

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    Don't use rubbing compound of any grit. Polishing compound would be ok.

    ctreay , M1 rifles were originally dunked in hot linseed oil. Rub on a quick coat of Tru-oil. That will seal the stain and you will have some gloss.
     
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    ctray ... check out Minwax wipe-on clear wood finish at your local hardware store.

    Easy to use and a couple of coats should have it looking like what you are looking for.
     
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    Despite what Johnny says, I have used mild rubbing compound many times on a hard gloss (urethane type) finish with excellent results. Mike
     
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    <blockquote><I>"Despite what Johnny says,..."</I></blockquote>I guess that all depends on what ya each mean by "rubbing compound" and what Rebel accepts as "excellent results"!

    Keller
     
  14. Rebel Sympathy

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    I reckon so.
     
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    Try this. It works very well and won't damage the wood or the metal.
    OtH

    http://oldwestsnakeoil.com/
     
  16. Johnny

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    Rebel, I guess you could actually refer to polishing compound as mild rubbing compound. Most won't know the difference till they rub through the finish.
     
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    I think you are right, Johnny. If you go to an automotive paint supply store you will find there are different grades of rubbing compound. I should have stated this earlier; I use the most mild, liquid version, applied by hand. Some may call it polish. The store I bought it from calls it mild rubbing compound. It is liquid. It helps restore a gloss finish to a hard gloss finish stock and it does a great job.

    But, of course, what does a dumb guy like me know, according to some of the "nice" folks who post here......?

    Mike
     
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    Johnson Paste Wax..Apply thin coat, let it dry to a frost look and wipe off. It will look like a mirror. Used it for years on my high gloss finished guns.

    Dan
     
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    How do you polish Dupont Duco nitrocellulose lacquer finish on wood stocks? The gun was built in 1969.

    Thanks,

    Kit
     
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    Wes: Obtain from Brownell's super-fine polishing compound designed for stock work. Apply sparingly with clean flannel cloth and rub out with clean dry flannel. Finish the job with a coat of Johnson paste wax and polish with flannel.

    Lyle.
     
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