Cleaning rifle stocks
Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:44 AM
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:28 PM
I use "Goo-gone", (the orange liquid) and it works fine. Spray in on liberally, let it sit for awhile, then wipe off with a soft cloth. Do it over and over until desired results are obtained. :thumbsup:
Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:08 AM
A piece of wire fence for a rack and away you go. Every hour take it out and wipe it down with mineral spirits.
That's one way I deal with an oil/grease soaked stock. A couple of final washes with a clean rag with lacquer thinner
and it should be ready to finish. I don't sand a stock except for a repair. I use bronze wool and scotch brite for final smooth down. This way I can preserve the stock cartouche and not loose any wood.
The second method I use is Purple degrease (50/50 mix) and a trip to the bath tub. Make shure you wear rubber gloves.
Spray the wood down and let set 5 minutes or so. Don't let it dry. Scrub with a natural bristle brush and rinse as you go. Don't soak the stock, just rinse. Two or three treatments then let it dry slowly for a couple days. Stand it on some news paper. The repair if needed then bronze wool or scotch brite then tack rag down.
I have a gallon of Behr tong oil stashed for my stock refinishing jobs. I really like it and it's my personal choice.
There other typed of finishes so it up to you. BLO is an old stand by and it's used by a lot of guys to refinish stocks with.
Here is a pic of my 03-A3 I cleaned with Purple stuff and Behr tong oil. Nuff said!
Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:10 AM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:55 PM
For original condition stocks they recommend pure Tung Oil as a cleaner, followed by a suitable finish, of which they list and discuss several. Pure tung oil (not a Tung Oil varnish, which has other additives) is not easy to find but you can always mail order it as cheap or cheaper than buying from a store.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:32 PM
I dont like Easy Off as it will damage surface fibers if left too long but I had run out of options. I sprayed it on, waited 5 minutes and removed it using a 3m pad sponge. I then thoroughly rinsed the stock and let it dry for a week. did it again and let it dry for a week. then it was degreased finally. I wound up removing over a quart and a half of grease off the rifle. Even the air spaces in the stock butttrap were filled. Magazine filled, bore filled, etc.
Once stripped and degreased I usually 0000 Bronze wool the stock and start my Oil Finish, 0000 wool, Oil etc until I'be built up a smooth finish.
Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:29 AM
When you need to finish your stock, the old Pre-WWI USMC hand rubbed finish is:
1/3 melted bees wax
1/3 Linseed Oil
It looks fantastic, but you have to hand rub it in which takes many hours in front of the TV.
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