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Old 11-08-2010, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default Clear coat for wooded parts on Remington 870-Express Shotgun

Hi,

Just purchased my first shotgun.. a Remington 870-Express.
What clear coat can a put on the wooden parts on it? It does say that they are 'laminated', but still want to have a real shine on them just like how one sees on few rifle's butts.

Any suggestions?

Appreciate it.

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Hi,

Just purchased my first shotgun.. a Remington 870-Express.
What clear coat can a put on the wooden parts on it? It does say that they are 'laminated', but still want to have a real shine on them just like how one sees on few rifle's butts.

Any suggestions?

Appreciate it.

Thx.

Gosh - I wish I knew!

I tried refinishing one with a spray on gloss polyurethane. I still believe it will produce the finish you describe but many coats of it are required to do so. In between each coat, you must let it dry for at least 3 days (I did a week) before you sand it down and repeat untill the wood grain is filled. After the grain has filled, 2 or 3 finishing coats will be required.

Each time ONE RUN ruined the look of one of a finishing coat and I had to remove the entire finish and start over. I could get several coats on but that ONE RUN messed it up each time!

I'm hopeing someone has an easier way - I'll not try the one above again and do not recommend it. I did succeed in refinishing it with a satin polyurethane but did not try to sand it down to remove the wood grain look.
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Gosh - I wish I knew!

I tried refinishing one with a spray on gloss polyurethane. I still believe it will produce the finish you describe but many coats of it are required to do so. In between each coat, you must let it dry for at least 3 days (I did a week) before you sand it down and repeat untill the wood grain is filled. After the grain has filled, 2 or 3 finishing coats will be required.

Each time ONE RUN ruined the look of one of a finishing coat and I had to remove the entire finish and start over. I could get several coats on but that ONE RUN messed it up each time!

I'm hopeing someone has an easier way - I'll not try the one above again and do not recommend it. I did succeed in refinishing it with a satin polyurethane but did not try to sand it down to remove the wood grain look.

So, anyone with an easy suggestions?
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Default Minwax Wipe-On Poly

I found a nice product at Home Depot from Minwax. It's a satin wipe-on poly, intended to be wiped on with a clean rag rather than brushed on. Two or three coats over the stain of your preference leaves a rifle stock looking like an oil finish, but it will have the durability of polyurethane. I've used it on several of my own long guns, and a few owned by buddies too. No runs, no streaks, even finish, & darn easy to apply...

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i just redid my dads 44 dan wesson pistol grip with a birchwood casey product called tru-oil i put 3 coats on with a rag and it looks really nice and shiney no runs and the bottle says it only needs 2hrs between coats i waited 10 looks awesome
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I sure will try these... thank you.

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If you just want to shine it up a bit, I've had good luck rubbing in boiled linseed oil. If you want protection and a small bit of a shine, try a quality hard (paste, in a can) floor or furniture wax.

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If you just want to shine it up a bit, I've had good luck rubbing in boiled linseed oil. If you want protection and a small bit of a shine, try a quality hard (paste, in a can) floor or furniture wax.

Furniture polish... hmmm. !!! That's a thought.!!!
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Furniture polish... hmmm. !!! That's a thought.!!!
Used it to weatherize a shotgun that my son was using in a trap league. Worked great, plus it gave a nice luster and feel to the wood.
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