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Re: Stock Finish
Posted by Ernie Brandt on Friday, 24 April 2015, at 11:41 p.m., in response to Stock Finish, posted by Jeff D on Thursday, 23 April 2015, at 10:27 a.m.
I use Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil for stock finishing & refinish/repair. It has proven to be best for my repairs to the Trapdoor stock. Even works on Modern finishes. Make sure that the repair area is free of dust and sanded with 220 paper. Apply the Tru-Oil sparingly over the sanded areas. Repeat the process until the Tru-Oil builds up the original finish. The Tru-Oil can be sanded after it dries (overnight). Sand with 320 grit or finer. When you are satisfied that the repair area blends in, apply a very thin coat to the entire stock. Care must be taken to clean gun oil off the stock before starting repairs. ALL metal should be removed from the stock. I have a jig made up that the stock rests on when I do a complete stock. It is attached to the butt with screws and stands the stock up vertically. The jig can be fastened to the work bench/table to keep it from tipping over.
Hope this helps.
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