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Taking care of your wood

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by EX Mod Cog, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. EX Mod Cog

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    Basic question :

    I'm just wondering how to take the best care of my HW57 stock, which is beech. My rifles often stay weeks or even months at a time without being used.

    I keep my HW57 in a plastic slip to keep the dist off it, is there anything else I can do to keep everything in the best condition possible?

    (I love my 57 :))

    James.
     
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    i wouldnt keep it in a plastic sleeve you want to keep in something what breathes more easily wipe the stock and metal work over with an oily rag
     
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    why wipe the stock with an oily rag? pray tell us topcat!:confused:
     
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    I've got some gun oil, which I used to use on my Supersport but this ruined the finish and now it's irreversibly shiny.

    I like my wood to look matte (spelling) if that's possible.

    Would it be ok just to leave it lent up against the wall with no covering? I can wipe the dust away every now and again.
     
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    your 57 stock will be laquered, just wipe it over with a damp cloth;)
     
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    Thanks Rockabilly :up:

    Topcat, what are you talking about? Even I know not to use oil on a stock, it ruins the finish :D
     
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    thats right its laquered so if you want to store it for a long time wiping over with an oily rag will do no harm you can wipe it of with a clean cloth when time to use
     
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    yes it is laquered, so what benefit will the oil do to the stock,
    as it cannot penertrate the factory applied laquer coating,

    please go into more scientific detail as i find it hard to understand
    your comment,
    pray tell oh topcat........:confused:
     
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    well looks like i will have to pull you out of the sh...t again silly billy if leaving the gun for a long time wipe the action and laquered stock with an oily rag to stop condensation i have been doing this with laquered stocks for years with no harm done
     
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    yo, topcat, chill the scene daddyyo, the whole purpose of the stock being laquered is to protect it from the enviroment, so the application of any type of oil would be a fruitless endevour .;)
     
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    It's not just a case of 'wiping it with a clean rag when time to use' as you said, because the oil cannot be simply removed once applied. It can actually interfere with the existing finish, and this gives a weird and unwanted effect.
     
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    laquered stocks draw in condensation like a morning dew a little wipe over with an oily rag wiil discourage this and keep the gun in better condition use wax on your walnut stocks
     
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    never had any reactions to light oil on laquered stocks ever .are you sure you used light oil or paint stripper
     
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    topcat your starting to talk a bit silly now,......back to the topic!

    pray tell how oil applied to a LAQUERED stock can have any advantages

    apart from making your hand slide about the stock?

    also why do you have to wax awalnut stock? surely it must depend on whether or not the stock has a laquered or oiled finish?

    i wait in anticipation for your detailed and scientific reply:confused:
     
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    the question was that the gun was getting left for a long period of time and i will stick to my advice wax on walnut will weather proof it and can be used to bring the best out of the stock high lighting grain pattern also helps against scratching etc
     
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    Well I bought a silicone cloth recently and the instructions say wiping down the whole gun before storage, whether laquered or oiled stock, will protect it from moisture. I do that on my rifle and shotguns and it's not been a problem, just wipe it with a clean dry cloth before use and it's fine. Gun oil should be kept away from the stock as it creeps into any small cracks and softens the wood, this is why the proper way to store a gun in the cabinet is muzzle down, not stock down.
     
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