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Old 07-03-2013, 02:14 AM   #121
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Yep,

Looking good so far.

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Next topic of conversation in this thread will be 're-blueing'

And thank you Axxe, again.


While were at it, what grains of sand paper to use, and do I use the black wet stuff, or the regular sand paper?

And does Scotchbrite pads come in different fine-nesses. (whats the word)

And heres a tip: I read last night that it isn't good to use steel wool in refinishing, as little metal particles will get trapped in the oil finish coats, and rust over time.

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the glossy finish that i want to re-do.
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rather than a total refinish and that's deglossing
Yeah, that's it.

I have used Formby's Refinisher (Acetone, Toluene, Xylol, yum)

It will melt the topcoat (most likely laquer) and raise some of the stain.

Using steel wool (or up to 220 if bad) you can address the surface imperfections while wet. But these fluids are highly volatile and evaporate quickly.

WARNING < DANGER < WARNING. THESE CHEMICALS ARE KNOWN TO CAUSE CANCER IN CALIFORNIA.

So don't do it in California, do it outside where there is plenty of fresh air.

I have been able to retain the original coloring, although the process does pick up some of the stain that is dissolved, lightning it somewhat.

Once the finish is smooth and looks the way you want it you may find that you needn't do anything else.

If you wish a finish that seals the wood, you may wish to use a Flat Laquer
I spray my own in the shop, but I did find this.
http://www.amazon.com/Lusterless-Flat-Lacquer-Clear-Testors/dp/B004QPCLQG
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Steel wool is fine to use between coats. You just want to make sure the coats are completely dry, and use tack cloth to remove any particles before you put the next coat on.

If you are going low gloss you could stop at 200 grit sand paper but if you really want the wood smooth I go to 300 or even 400 grit sand paper. I also use a sanding block to try to maintain original lines.

Best to use regular garnet sandpaper instead of the wet/dry, but either will work in a pinch. Just don't use the wet/dry paper in wet mode on wood.

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Doing as the guys here suggested, I'm adding another coat of remover and keeping it wet


Hey, now we are getting somewhere



I am starting to see no more lacquer finish in the pores. Whoot! Whoot!


Thanks everyone for the advice.

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Doing as the guys here suggested, I'm adding another coat of remover and keeping it wet


Hey, now we are getting somewhere



I am starting to see no more lacquer finish in the pores. Whoot! Whoot!


Thanks everyone for the advice.
Anna, that's a fine looking peice of wood there. me, if staining, i would go very light or none and just go for a clear type finish. the grain in that wood is absolutely beautiful.

you are doing a great job. that rifle is going to look amazing when you get finished. i look forward to seeing it finished.
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Wow! You are doing a beautiful job Anna_Purna! That is gorgeous wood. The different striation colors really pop!

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Wow! You are doing a beautiful job Anna_Purna! That is gorgeous wood. The different striation colors really pop!
they do, don't they! with the darkness of the wood, this why i suggested a very light stain if any for her stock.

i think this is her first stock refinish as well, which she is doing a very impressive job for her first one.
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It is plenty dark imo, staining would only cover the beauty of the wood. Looks great.

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Thanks you guys. And yes, it is my first ever attempt of refinishing a gun. Now I just need to decide on what kind of finish, using the boiled linseed oil, or the tung oil, etc. And I do think just getting the wood wet with stain will be dark enough for me, no need to add more color.
I think tonight I will do another coat of remover to get some spots I noticed that didn't get removed, and then on to the store to buy some sand paper.

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