Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Alpine Black Watch


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By dale

Thread: shotgun stock varnish

  1. #1
    Member RichieRich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Cambridge
    Posts
    135

    shotgun stock varnish

    Im having some issues finishing my stock.
    im using cabots cabothane clear, polyurethane oil vanish but cant get a even smooth finish.
    if i apply it too thick it runs, the drips harden, i cant get rid of brush strokes and it has little bumps/peaks all over it.
    if i apply it to thin it come out patchy and is still not smooth to the touch.

    Any advice?

    Rr

  2. #2
    ebf
    ebf is offline
    The gnome returns ! ebf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Hutt Valley
    Posts
    5,002
    Do you have any checkering on the stock ?

    Ensure that the sanding and surface prep is very good.

    For splotching you can either use a commercial sanding sealer (Mirotone is my choice) or a diluted 1 pound cut shellac mixture as a sealer and blotch preventor.

    Dilute the initial coats of varnish slightly until you get a consistent base to work on.

    For brushing on the varnish, buy the best quality natural hair brush you can get...
    Viva la Howa ! R.I.P. Toby
    Black rifles matter...

  3. #3
    Member dale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    1,547
    this might work for you. I had the same problem when its dry it was ruff to touch so what I did was got some 0000 steel wool and went over it as it dosnt remove the varnish. then used a car wax to bring the shine back. worked for me Name:  P1000483.jpg
Views: 123
Size:  896.9 KB

  4. #4
    Member dale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    1,547
    Name:  P1000482.jpg
Views: 166
Size:  658.6 KB
    Maca49 likes this.

  5. #5
    ebf
    ebf is offline
    The gnome returns ! ebf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Hutt Valley
    Posts
    5,002
    3M make a synthetic steel-wool product, no risk of the fibres breaking off on the wood and rusting.

    the grey pad is around 600grit
    the white pad is around 1000grit

    Most Mitre10's have it in the paint section
    Viva la Howa ! R.I.P. Toby
    Black rifles matter...

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Stock pad for a shotgun
    By Dino in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 13-03-2014, 11:57 AM
  2. GC 870 dual pistol grip stock shotgun
    By SoL in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15-04-2013, 02:38 PM
  3. Shotgun Stock Repair
    By P38 in forum Projects and Home Builds
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 25-03-2013, 09:19 PM
  4. Shotgun Stock fitting service?
    By Spanners in forum Shotgunning
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-04-2012, 08:37 AM
  5. Shotgun Stock fitting service?
    By Spanners in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-04-2012, 08:37 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!