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Polished me TX stock..

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by cloverleaf, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    EDIT: Since the original thread on AAOC is long since dead since their forum resurrection, here's a link to my later AGF thread on my Mk1 TX200SR resto.

    This thread duplicates a lot of the pics from that one, however I thought I'd let it live since it attests to the excellent abilities of the burnishing cream used :)


    Due to the sheer amount of oil the stock saw during refinishing it took a damned long time to cure; feeling pretty solid but flat refusing to take any significant finish. After over a year, last night I thought I'd have another crack at polishing it. The product used was Trade Secret stock burnishing cream, which I thoroughly recommend for the treatment of well-oiled stocks :up:

    The stock and rifle as a whole are far from perfect, but I like to think a little better than they once were :)

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    It looks really nice. The scope elevation turret looks a bit optimistic to me, well unless you've seriously upgraded the internals as well!
     
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    looks beautiful mate! lovely deep colour and nice grain in there:up:
    gaz
     
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    Very nice mate,

    proper job:)
     
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    That's nice, really NICE.
     
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    Fine job Cloverleaf!
    Did you polish it by hand using a cloth?
     
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    very nice. what polish did you use.
     
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    cloverleafe, can you tell me the best spring for a sr
    one that will take the top hat and back guide
    please.
     
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    Very nice and as normal top pics :up:
     
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    how on earth he does these pics. allways fantastic.
     
  11. cloverleaf

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    Thanks all :D

    The problem with it being this shiny is that there's no longer a "safe" surface by which the gun can be handled without leaving fingerprints, so it perpetually needs cleaning. It also shows every tiny mark.. :rolleyes:

    It'll take a while to get as bad as it was when I got it, though -

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    "Ox spring mate" :up: :p


    Thanks!

    Yup - I used two pairs of old boxers; one for on and one for off :p

    The cream apparently cuts an oil finish like any other polish would cut a hard surface (lacquer etc), but works well on oil while other (paint) polishes just seem to stain it.


    Trade Secret, as mentioned in the original post ;)


    Ta - the pics are brought to you by a half-decent DSLR and lens, bounce flash, some white card sheet, photoshop and a bit of experience :)
     
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    Now that is a shiny piece if wood, I don't think I would dare touch it with my bare hands.
     
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    Nearly the same as my MO. I use a pair of socks though!:D

    It's good stuff but it fekin stinks:(
     
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    well that is looking fantastic now well done, that creme sure works well.
     
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    I am massively jealous. I have a TX200SR and it looks nothing like this. Mine was a complete mess when I bought it so it's come a long way but my skills are limited. Would you be interested in taking mine on?
     
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    lovely gun mate, and great job on the stock :up:
     
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    Thanks again :)

    Sorry, missed this the first time around - the spring assy from a Mk2 will fit. I think the Mk1 top hat and guide will fit the Mk2 spring (the stroke is the same and they both have the same closed coils at the end) - worst case scenario is that you'll have to replace the whole lot (spring, guide, top hat) but all of that's available in the Mk2 Master Service Kit for around £35 :)


    Good work - yay for recycling :p

    I rather like the smell of the polish, actually..


    I'm flattered that you ask but tbh I simply don't have the time, and even if I did given how long it took me to do this I'd be working for 10p per hour if I charged you a realistic fee. The stock took absolutely bloody ages (probably 20 or 30 man hours) and I can't really face doing another one that bad for myself, let alone for anyone else.

    Tbh It's nowt that you can't do yourself; the action was stripped and sent to Colin Malloy for refinishing, the stock was just an enormously labourious process of steaming, wet flatting with wet & dry on a rubber block and boiled Linseed oil (to fill the grain and the otherwise irreparable damage), oil finishing with Trade Secret oils and finally polishing :)
     
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    I figured lol, I can see you have put in many many hours in to it. Mine's functional so that's where it has to stay until I get some time. So many other priorities at the moment. But I have no interest in ever getting rid of it so there is no rush I guess. How do you steam out dents?
     
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    That's fair enough.. this one serves as a good example of what can be achieved though, as it was pretty ropey to start with. I'd certainly hang onto yours - they're commanding good money and will probably only appreciate further.

    Steaming dents can be done locally by holding the corner of a damp cloth against them and pressing the cloth against the wood with the tip of a hot iron. For more drastic cases (complete refinishes rather than spot-repairs) I usually pass the stock over the steam emitted from the spout of an old-skool copper kettle on the hob. This raises the grain too; but be careful as too much steam can crack or warp the wood..

    Good luck getting it sorted - would be interested to see some pics :)
     
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    thanks cloverleafe for your help
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