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.
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
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.
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
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.