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Laminate Stock Finish Consensus

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Wofty, May 17, 2019 at 10:28 PM.

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How would you like this stock finished?

  1. Lacquered

    11 vote(s)
    36.7%
  2. Oiled

    11 vote(s)
    36.7%
  3. Dyed

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  4. Other? Please explain

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. Wofty

    Wofty Heinz Meanz Springz

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    Just got in a roughed out Parmoor birch laminate for a S400/410/500 series.
    My intention is to finish it to a high standard and sell it on.
    The fly in the ointment is I need an action to check the inletting prior to finishing.
    So in due course I'll acquire an S400 and ensure it fits etc then finish.
    I'm after a consensus of popularity for finish. I can't promise I'll stick to any majority as I'll have to go with the force, and the force is strong in this one!
    I can't promise I'll even sell it as I told the wifey, as I'm rather taken by the flow of this stock.
    However, for democratic purposes I am keen to see a forum poll and opinions.
    Answers on a postcard please.
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  2. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    A satin lacquer for me
     
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    Anything with a matt finish. Much better than a high shine gloss finish.
     
  4. Pete236

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    A slightly (and only a shade or two) darker stain, then traditional oil or wax for a soft gentle sheen.
     
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    Shame you're not closer I have 3 actions that would fit this so np at all in lending you 1.
     
  7. rich79

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    Lacquered finish, if its too yellow for you then a very light stain like oak.
     
  8. robs5230

    robs5230 Everyone's entitled to my opinion

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    Looks a little bit like mine. I like a stained and oiled finish on my rifles. Guess it all depends on what the rifle will be used for.
    Whatever you go for, you need to check a scoped action in it before you start finishing. I think you might need to figure an adjustable cheek piece into it.

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  9. Zubar

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    I’d dye then lacquer. I’ve done two parmoor stocks. They take dye nicely but I wish I’d used a matte lacquer instead of truoil. Which went on nicely but I didn’t like the sheen. On one I made a pigs ear of trying to knock the sheen back.

    I may yet sand it down and lacquer it.
    I used Liberon medium oak spirit dye. After two coats it stops tacking it up.

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  10. Buckshot

    Buckshot Engaging Member

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    I think that looks mint Zubar, good job.:up:
     
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  11. Patrick

    Patrick Donator

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    For a laminated stock i would think it has to be a lacquered finish of some sort either gloss, matt or satin so there's no chance of moisture entering the stock and the possible risk of delamination.
     
  12. Wofty

    Wofty Heinz Meanz Springz

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    Lacquered is good.
    I think it's a sensible choice and satin will really enhance the pattern.
    Some parts are very pale and oil would darken it.
     
  13. Wofty

    Wofty Heinz Meanz Springz

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    No can do. There thumb cut out on the opposite side of the cheekpiece is really scalloped in so there's no depth of wood for risers.
    It feels very sporting and pointy.

    This will be on the backburner as I'm off to work soon.
     
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  14. Tricky13

    Tricky13 Keyboard Hero

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    I would use Danish oil and it will slightly darken the wood but not by much, and you can just use as many coats to get the desired finish a couple of coats applied and then wiped off with a lint free cloth should get it to a satin finish depending on how much the laminate soaks up the oil (will depend on how fine a surface you get it to)...that's all i used on mine.
     
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    bucketboy Keyboard Hero

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    Anything other than this....























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    Bb:facepalm:
     
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    Tricky13 Keyboard Hero

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    I once bought a walnut stock that someone had got their car spraying buddy to give a coat of 2k lacquer....looked horrible took ages to strip of with today's rubbish strippers.
     
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  18. Wofty

    Wofty Heinz Meanz Springz

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    The thing with laminate is you get delaminations on edges and corners etc.
    Whilst you can detail sand you might not be able to get it really really smooth. Lacquer is good as with spraying you can get a layer over these delams without changing the colour as oil and wax would.
     
  19. Tricky13

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    I got no delamination s on the stock i just made, and my older laminate stock shows no signs of doing that either...
    and its not hard to get a really smooth finish...maybe its down to the quality of the laminate.
     
  20. Zubar

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    The soft parmoor stuff suffers from this, particularly at the but area.
     

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