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Advice Stripping and finishing stock

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by paulairgun, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. paulairgun

    paulairgun Airgun addict

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    Bedworth nr Coventry
    Hi guys, I'm thinking of stripping and refinishing my stock. It's a matt XTX stock which I'm pretty sure is walnut and has been finished in stain and clear laquor. I was wondering what sand paper to use to achieve the correct finish and what methods to use to apply CCL oil once sanded. Is there any little tricks that anybody who has done this before worked out and anything I should not be doing. It's my first time doing any wood work on a rifle stock and don't want to find out anything the hard way.:down:

    Any advice or tips would be much appreciated

    Cheers Paul:up:
  2. Glyn

    Glyn Engaging Member

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  3. engraver

    engraver Keyboard Hero

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    Hi mate,

    Well straight away try not to use sand paper if possible, and if so go very light with it and smooth.

    Sandpaper upsets the wood surface and then will not refinish the same afterwards unless you go right down the grades.

    The first thing you need to do is get all the old finish off the stock, using something like nitromors, although there are better products on the market that are kinder to the wood but they will cost more.

    Let the niromoors work, then use a kind soft scraper to scrape the old stuff of use a tooth brush in the chequering and only scrape to the edges of the borders, repeat the process a few times, you can use wire wool combined with the nitromors in stubborn areas.

    Then wash it after doing this in soapy water using a brillopad and let it dry overnight, then wash it again and let it dry.

    At this point you should have a really bare wood looking stock, then you must get it smooth, going over it with wire wool once really dry should smooth it right out then apply white spirit with a clean cloth.

    Only after all this can you begin to think about oil, get to this stage first then come back and ask some more mate:up:
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2014
  4. Meteor62

    Meteor62 Major Poster

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    Nitromors is useless scrape it off with a razor blade then use various grades of wet n dry used dry
  5. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    Apply Nitromors,leave it 10 mins then use an old Stanley blade to scrape it off,then wipe the majority off and wash the rest off in warm water.

    Once it's dried,start with medium wire wool and progress to fine then begin oiling.

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