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Old 10-12-2013, 06:20 PM   #11
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I have an old Remington 700 that I inherited and I've been cleaning it up. I noticed that on the wooden stock, there are several sports where the clear coat/varnish is faded. I'm assuming it is just normal wear from use of use then decades of non-use.

What is the best way to restore these faded spots to make a consistent clear coat finish on the stock?
Faded spots are hard to individually restore. Myself, I'd refinish the complete rifle stock. Nothing sweeter than a good shooting 700 with a beautiful wood "hand rubbed" finished stock.
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Faded spots are hard to individually restore. Myself, I'd refinish the complete rifle stock. Nothing sweeter than a good shooting 700 with a beautiful wood "hand rubbed" finished stock.
exactly. chemically stripping usually will not require a lot of aggresive sanding to prep for stain or clear. usually i can get buy using just scotchbrite pads. a course plastic bristle brush is what i use to clean up the checkering.
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It's very unlikely that I will sell it. I just want it to look nice when I shoot it.

Is there a particular stripper I should use or will any old wood stripper work? Any suggestions on what type of oil finish to use for the new clear finish?

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Formby's brand is your friend.. You can use products like "Strip Ezz", "Zip Strip" but Fromby's is specifically geared to the wood finisher.

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It's very unlikely that I will sell it. I just want it to look nice when I shoot it.

Is there a particular stripper I should use or will any old wood stripper work? Any suggestions on what type of oil finish to use for the new clear finish?
As far as striper goes anything will do keep away from chemicals and harmful abrasives that will either cut or eat into the stock as far as the finnish goes i personaly like hand rubed oil useing a mid dark like a light oak look myself if your looking at covering it with clear than a stain will be in order other than that its your choice as to witch ones or to what color to buy
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It's very unlikely that I will sell it. I just want it to look nice when I shoot it.

Is there a particular stripper I should use or will any old wood stripper work? Any suggestions on what type of oil finish to use for the new clear finish?
Beezer check out this thread i started a while back. lots of very good information and lots of information on refinishing a gun stock. i even coached a newbie on her first stock refinish in this thread. her stock turned out awesome to say the least.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/bolt-action-rifles-92316/
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One sure way to make that Rem. 700 shines like the sun, is to anoint it with deer, hog, bear, groundhog, pronghorn, sheep, elk, goat, bison, prairie dog, coyote & moose blood over the years and clean it & lube it properly, year after year

It will be a thing of beauty every time you see it.

Oh yeah, don't store it in a damp or sunny environment either!

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One sure way to make that Rem. 700 shines like the sun, is to anoint it with deer, hog, bear, groundhog, pronghorn, sheep, elk, goat, bison, prairie dog, coyote & moose blood over the years and clean it & lube it properly, year after year

It will be a thing of beauty every time you see it.

Oh yeah, don't store it in a damp or sunny environment either!
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