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Old 02-02-2011, 10:09 PM   #1
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I saw the Miles Gilbert stock refinishing kit on midwayusa.com and was wondering if anyone knew what kind of products are in the kit exactly. I would like to go to a hardware store and just buy larger quantities of what is in this kit because I like the process they show in the kit instructions online. I just dont know what to look for in the store because they use pretty vague descriptions of their product. Thanks for the help.

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Old 02-10-2011, 03:05 PM   #2
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Seems like a pretty reasonable price on the kit.. IMO, you could not go wrong by getting it if for nothing else, the instructions that came with it. Eventually, you will buy the materials from your local hardware store over the kit (if you do more than the occasional refinishing project)..

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I think in the Moidway photo it transforms a birch 10/22 stock into a walnut 10/22 stock...

If you're looking to make something look better, the only real way to do it is elbow grease. The most beautiful stocks I've seen are one with none too easy tasks of applying and buffing many many coats of tung oil or spraying and sanding many many coats of clear coat.

Just saying there's no easy way, but if you're willing to put in the cost of the work the mandatory items, individually, are cheap.

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Welcome to the forum. The kit will get you going on your 1st stock. Once you get into it you'll learn what items to buy separately at lower cost. If you decide to use a particular finish please post so we can help you.

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So would ya'll say I could go buy some sanding sealer, wood grain filler, walnut stain, and tung oil and have pretty much the same kit but in larger quantities?

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That's precisely what I'm saying.

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Don't forget 0000 steel wool pads oh and BLO (boiled linseed oil). The main thing to remember is "TAKE YOUR TIME"...

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