1. The Forum Rules have undergone some minor changes and updates.  Please take the time to read them; it will only take a couple of minutes of your time. By doing so, you lessen the chance of incurring the wrath of the moderation team or making yourself look foolish to other members.

    90% of users posting adverts in the Sales forums need to be reminded to read the rules as their posts are wrong.  This is unnecessarily time-consuming and will no longer happen - if your advert doesn't follow the Sales Rules it will be deleted and you'll have to start all over again.

    To close this box once you've read it (and the Rules), click on the X in the top right-hand corner.

    Thank you.

    AGF Staff



    Dismiss Notice
  2. A reminder of one of the Forum Rules:

    'Behaviour

    Do not make inappropriate or offensive posts - including threats, harassment, swearing, prejudice, defamation, deliberate insults or name-calling, other negative remarks about this forum, its moderators and administrators or your fellow members. Even if this is just your own personal opinion, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS.'

    There have been changes made to our censoring software in an attempt to help with this growing problem.

    Click the X in the top-right-hand corner to dismiss this notice.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dear members,

    Our membership (like our country) consists of people from all walks of life; different in far more ways than can be listed here and each with a different view based on their experience of life - regardless of their colour, religion or cultural heritage. Every single person in the UK has been born of mixed race – we are a multi-coloured and multi-cultural country.

    As many of you are aware there are a handful of individuals amongst this membership that persist in making provocative, inflammatory, racist and otherwise offensive comments. This has been happening across the forum to a certain degree but is most especially prevalent in the Adult section.

    The moderation team has tried to stay on top of this, however unfortunately because of the ‘offensive’ nature of much of its content we don’t monitor the Adult section quite as much as perhaps we should. As a result much of this behaviour has gone unnoticed unless it has been reported to us. While the team always intended to take a "light touch" approach to the Adult section it would seem that some people aren’t quite adult enough to be left unmonitored after all.

    This behaviour is, and always has been against Forum Rules as well as the specific stipulations of the Adults forum and it will no longer be tolerated. We feel it's time to draw a line in the sand and as such from this point onward offenders will receive an immediate and permanent ban from the forum.

    In order for us to achieve our goal of restoring the forum to the friendly and tolerant place it once was, we ask that ALL members be mindful of the content they post and help us to stop unacceptable behaviour by using the 'Report' tool at the bottom of any offending post - the results of which can be seen only by Admin/Moderators.

    You should all receive a copy of this message by PM. 

    To close this message box, click on the 'X' in the top-right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hotmail block emails from us entering your inbox. Unless you can setup a safe sender you will not get activation emails from the forum. Please use an alternative provider or complain to Hotmail.
    Hotmail addresses include.

    @Hotmail.co.uk @Hotmail.com @outlook.com @Live.com
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Postings on Politics, Religion & Controversial Off-Topic Material

    The majority of users do not want to read about these subjects and people have left the forum as a result of it – this is after all an 'Airgun' Forum. It’s all very well to say they don’t have to read it if they don't want to, but as most of us use the ‘New Posts’ button there is no easy way to avoid it.

    All AGF staff members are in favour of people being able to discuss what they want, but we have to draw the line somewhere if it is upsetting other users. We don’t want to read about these topics either.

    IMPORTANT- The discussion of politics and religion is no longer allowed anywhere on the forum (including the Adult section).  The only exception is if it's airgun related - they must be put in the Airgun Related Politics section..

    We will not tolerate bullying or personal attacks, racism or any other offensive 'isms'. we will remove these topics from the forum, we will not give you an area where you can abuse each other. We will not hesitate to ban offenders.

    To clear this text box, click on the 'X' in the top right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice

Last summer I decided to strip my stock

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Robhalex, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Robhalex

    Robhalex Engaging Member

    Messages:
    496
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Bristol, South Gloucestershire (Thornbury)
    Last summer I acquired an s400 classic. The stock was in a bad way, so rubbed it down and ironed out all the knocks (very impressed with how well it actually worked) and stained and sealed it.

    Here's a few photos I took along the way and the end result.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1390891985.169380.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1390892016.402061.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1390892033.168739.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1390892057.803438.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1390892084.605003.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1390892033.168739.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1390892127.075267.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1390892147.076874.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1390892173.495689.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1390892192.930890.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1390892206.550765.jpg
     
  2. neiled

    neiled Donator

    Messages:
    2,777
    Likes Received:
    1,132
    Location:
    Wrexham
    Looking good there mate..........wish I had the patients to do this kind of thing as my fix is to out and buy something new :eek:
     
  3. Robhalex

    Robhalex Engaging Member

    Messages:
    496
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Bristol, South Gloucestershire (Thornbury)
  4. Robhalex

    Robhalex Engaging Member

    Messages:
    496
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Bristol, South Gloucestershire (Thornbury)
    Then I got a new scope (that I can't seem to zero :( )
     
  5. Robhalex

    Robhalex Engaging Member

    Messages:
    496
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Bristol, South Gloucestershire (Thornbury)
  6. Robhalex

    Robhalex Engaging Member

    Messages:
    496
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Bristol, South Gloucestershire (Thornbury)
    I actually enjoyed it so much and the learning curve was so steep that I considered offering to do it for others. Don't know anyone else with an air rifle seeing as this one was purchased from the only person I knew to have one.
     
  7. Robhalex

    Robhalex Engaging Member

    Messages:
    496
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Bristol, South Gloucestershire (Thornbury)
    Replaced all the seals and oiled it at the same time. Got some rifle blue coming soon so that's the next project
     
  8. Deejayuu

    Deejayuu Donator

    Messages:
    2,734
    Likes Received:
    1,362
    Location:
    N Wales
    Good job, surprised you had time to make tea though? Nice kettle!!
     
  9. tombillings916

    tombillings916 Donator

    Messages:
    2,710
    Likes Received:
    922
    Location:
    Grimsby - N.E.Lincs.
    Cracking job, looks superb, well done!
     
  10. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

    Messages:
    11,080
    Likes Received:
    10,155
    Location:
    Kek
    Rob,

    Did you use the tru-oil over the top of the stain?

    I nearly bought the same B&Q stain you used but went for the Ronseal in Walnut, very similar finish to yours, it's very smooth and silky as I rubbed down between coats but should I oil on top now?

    Great job! :up:
     
  11. Robhalex

    Robhalex Engaging Member

    Messages:
    496
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Bristol, South Gloucestershire (Thornbury)
    Yes I put about 6 coats of tru-oil on. You will be amazed at the difference it makes. It really seals In the stain and gives such a nice smooth shine to it. Plus it weatherproofs it and provides some resistance to knocks and bumps. Can't praise the stuff enough.

    Leaving it untreated will just increase the likelihood of it getting damaged. You seriously won't regret it, and for £6 you can't go wrong.



    Word of advice when you get it don't do what I did and rip the silver foil lid off the top, make 1 or 2 pinpricks in it instead. Stops a skin forming ontop and stops it leaking lol. I wasted most of mine.
     
  12. Robhalex

    Robhalex Engaging Member

    Messages:
    496
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Bristol, South Gloucestershire (Thornbury)
    Whole process took me about 10 days. Just doing a few hours after work etc... And leaving it to dry between coats.
     
  13. Robhalex

    Robhalex Engaging Member

    Messages:
    496
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Bristol, South Gloucestershire (Thornbury)
    Oh and put tape over any patterned areas, if you didn't rub the treatment off before staining it, putting more oil over it will make it look darker and pretty bad.
     
  14. Squats

    Squats Engaging Member

    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Bournemouth - UTC
    Nice job. I used that stain on my stock, iI`ll deffo get some of the BC oil to finish it. Nice tats, too.
     
  15. reaper6

    reaper6 Banned

    Messages:
    5,145
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Ashby-de-la-Zouch
    Lovvvverrly job
     
  16. Kenbarcon

    Kenbarcon Donator

    Messages:
    3,117
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Hunmanby, Filey
    Like the look so much I just added my first coat of stain, how many coats did you use before putting oil on?[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014
  17. engraver

    engraver Keyboard Hero

    Messages:
    2,532
    Likes Received:
    350
    Location:
    barnsley
    Please don't take offence but Ill give you a little advice.

    On a stock with so much chequering don't use sand paper as you will rub out your chequering, unless you mask it off or you can recut it but the whole lot would want doing from scratch if the stocks chequering was done via laser, because no chequering tool matches laser chequering.

    All you need to do is use 2-4 coats of something like Nitromors, to remove the original finish, wear gloves and glasses obviously, but it saves a load of unwanted rubbing.

    Then use something like brillo pads to scrape all the old finish off once it bubbles up after 1/2 an hour or so, let it dry then repeat the process, the key in the chequering is to slap it on thick into the actual cheqering and remove it with a tooth brush.

    The whole stock once its done right and dryed will look white, you then need to raise the bumps out with hot steam and wet and dry the raised fibres, until its smooth as a babies bum.

    Only then do you need to apply oil, don't use varnish or wood stain as it will look patchy and uneven, use traditional oil containing linseed to seal like cricket bat as it will waterproof it for years and wont wear in patches, it will show the grain, and you need to apply it by hand and get it warm to expand the fibres, then as they contract they will absorb the oil.

    After a few coats you can apply a few coats of tru oil to seel it and rub it glass smooth 24 hours between coats with fine wire wool, then you can decide if you want matt or gloss finish to the Tru oil, just by experimenting but beware when tru oil is applied dust will stick so let it dry in a dust free environment.

    Thats what I do anyway mate, this way you don't get patches or rubbed out panels, its a bit like spraying a car preparation is everything if you want flawless, the difference is like the difference between aerosol can to a professional garage finish.

    I only learned by my mistakes I did my first few airgun and shotgun stocks in my teens and I made all the common mistakes, but I learned from each one.

    This is one I did over Christmas which started off a bit rough [​IMG]

    Now [​IMG]
    I also stripped my hw100 and used CCL conditioning oil to get this finish [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014
  18. Robhalex

    Robhalex Engaging Member

    Messages:
    496
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Bristol, South Gloucestershire (Thornbury)
    Yeah I was aware some sort of chemical stripper would have been more suitable to get the sealer off, but as I was on a budget I opted to take the long route and just rub the whole thing down. I did avoid rubbing the chequering and avoided using any stain or oil over those parts. But like you said, I'm young, this was my first refurb and it was a steep learning curve. I knew I'd had to steam it up, which is where the boiling water came in, I poured boiling water over several times to open the pores up to make it more susceptible to the stain. I'm very happy with the way mine turned out and know that I can confidently do another to an even higher standard. My only regret was being unable to remove the rubber butt of the stock and some of the stain and oil found it's way under the masking tape. But mine had a wonderfully deep and rich finish to it and smells and feels wonderful!!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice