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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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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.

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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.

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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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<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"!

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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......?

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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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