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    wooden stock refinishing

    Anybody on here refinished a wooden stock with a polyurethane finish?? Interested in products used and how the stock looked once finished??????..... Looking to re do a factory stock, undecided as to use oil/ or re apply a polyurethane finish. Stock will be lightly used working bush rifle.

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    I am a fan of Tru Oil. Minimal amounts, smoothed on with fingers. Sand with very fine wet and dry paper between coats after leaving 24 hrs. Build up 10 or more layers and final rub with 0000 wire wool or a worn green scotchbrite pad.
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    Yeah, done a couple of "quick" (purists would say rough) overhauls with polyurethane. Rubbed existing finish back a bit with 4 naught steel wool. Gave the stock a good rub down with methylated spirits and then applied 3 coats of spray on gloss polyurethane. Light rub down between coats with steel wool. Final results ended up too glossy so applied a final top coat of matt spray polyurethane. Came out quite OK. Appears to have been quite durable.
    Normally though I do a full strip down using paint stripper and finish with around 10 light coats of Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil.
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    Yep done some with Tru Oil & if the wood is light coloured BC's walnut stain adds a good colour.

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    My old man is currently refinishing the classic Rem Model 7 i got for him a few months ago, the factory polyurethane finish was near mint, but theres only one way to have a wooden stock rifle apparently, and thats oiled. Dad is a good old school boy, and has done plenty of stock making and refinishing, modifying stocks for people etc, so he'll do a mint job, im looking forward to seeing it finished.
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    I got a wee wooden stock Toz for Christmas that had a disgusting plasticy finish on it.

    I cut the stock down to fit my midget arms, then sanded with three grades of paper, finished with a scouring pad from the kitchen.

    Bought a cool half/half stain/oil from Mitre10. I applied three coats and haven't put any sealant on it.

    Just a regularly used bunny/plover hack but it's worn well so far


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    ive used spray can poly on stocks its worked well for me

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    Yep another Tru Oil fan here. Takes longer but the results are far better. Just done a Parker Hale sporter .303. Came up mint.

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    Yeah, tru oil for me also.

    Did a cz stock a few years back and it turned out super.

    This actually reminds me, I have to re finish the Marlin 917 stock again before I get it ceracoated to stop the surface rusting.

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    I'm following this with interest. I've got brno stock on the way to redo. I've bought some dad's varnish remover to use. What I'm stuck on is the re oil part, I've used true oil on stocks to repair the barrel chanel after a free float
    But I'm thinking maybe Danish oil is worth a look?
    Water or oil based?

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    no polyurethane finish is good as its a surface finish, if it gets a crack water gets in not out. birchwood casey tru-oil is great and they also have a kit that includes, stain. oil and wax. along with the correct wire wool etc

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    tru oil and amour all 50 50 mix you can finish a stock in a day.

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    Yeah tru oil for me stock came up real nice, been looking at logcabinlooms on you tube and he swears buy pine tar and boiled linseed oil 50/50 mix and apparently its what the Fins used to use on there rifle stocks. His guns look nice with a dark sort of finish.

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    That looks mint Gruntzer.

    I will be using the last of the walnut stain I have so hoping it gets as dark as that. Will look nice with graphite black ceracoat.
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