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Question Tea or dye?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by alaman_666, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. alaman_666

    alaman_666 Active Member

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    Have any of you stained your stock with tea? Ive just sanded down an smk xs19 which has a muddy brown stock from the factory to find quite a nice (relatively simple) grain underneath, i put 5 tea bags in a pint glass and half filled it and aplied a few coats im in the process of aplying finishing oil. Its totally transformed the stock and i cant understand why smk put that horrible colour on instead of using a lighter colour and clear oil and it costs pennies.
     
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    Its tea everytime for me, dye tends to discolour my teeth.
     
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    can we have pictures?
     
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    I'll have a go tommorow afternoon but my camera's crap
     
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    they look nice
     
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    thanks for the add 1961nuffield they look quality.
     
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    The viscosity of Tea is much thiner than ready avalible wood stains so make sure you do not soak your stock when applying, if your stock takes on too much tea (water) it will swell and the wood fibres will raise causing a stippled finish, to resolve this the stock must be left to dry out completely before re-working to a smooth finish, other than this Tea does work well, on the other hand Coffe does not!!! I have heard people claiming that instant coffe dyed their stocks but i am doubtfull of this as coffe (instant) never dries out and reduces to a tacky syrup, this is caused by the formula of light chemicals which aid the formation of artificial granual's that give you instant coffe, after several months coffe will still be tacky and colecting every bit of dust and grit that passes over the surface of which it has been applied to.

    Good luck, and SMK stocks are all dipped in vile varnish in China where SMK import them from to re-brand and sell on, you may find that the varnish colour and density is so for the purpose of hiding whats underneath, which is usualy soiled, filled, knotted, cracked and split beech wood.
     
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    I used 4 tea bags left to seep in a glass of water for a while and then used a clean rag (made into a pad) to apply the tea, the stock must be allowed to dry in between coats, and you may raise the grain, (which will require refinishing). The tannin in tea reacts with some of the woods natural grain so you can find light end grain turns darker (see the s10 pistol grip). The finish takes time so be patient, both my rifles were finished with 50/50 turps/linseed oil, but tru oil is an alternative, (faster technique).

    John
     
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    Yeah thats a good point whiskey i suppose they dont put much quality control on alot of these, even though when i took the buttplate off it had no'0013 on it i have been quite lucky with this one, as said above my camera is crap but you can see some of the grain. this is with one coat of oil;
    stock.jpg PC160400.jpg
     
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    v good mate, impressive.........thing is, pg tips or tetleys !!!
    sorry, couldn't resist.
     
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    late reply, but must add it looks like you got a real goodun there! grain better than ive seen for years!
     
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    They were selling the surplus B2 stock off at half price at my local discount store last year, and I went through about 15 rifles before I found one without filler in the stock, and then I bought it!

    John
     
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    Tea.....Hmmmmmm....i think its a good tip....or a P.G.tip:rolleyes:
     
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    hahahahahahahahahaha :D
     
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    Never heard of using tea to re-finish a rifle stock, results speak for themselves :up:
     
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    I have used tea on a couple stocks it gives a nice walnut colour , if you want it darker ,richer you can reduce the liquid in a pan ,
     

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