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Old 11-16-2011, 03:31 PM   #11
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Thanks Oldman. But where can I find gun stain/the other stuff i need?

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lowes, home depot, sometimes walmart, midway usa, brownells. There may be special gun stain colors, but in the end wood is wood and stain is stain.
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jon here are some examples of what you can do to make it look better. the shotgun had decent walnut, but needed a little tlc to help it out. the marlin 22 was a good shooter i picked up cheap, but was cosmetically challenged!

a little sanding, staining, and rubbing with paste wax will do wonders for your stock.

camo-guns-shotguns-036.jpg   camo-guns-shotguns-030.jpg   marlin-m60-22lr-005.jpg   marlin-m60-002-005.jpg  
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jon here are some examples of what you can do to make it look better. the shotgun had decent walnut, but needed a little tlc to help it out. the marlin 22 was a good shooter i picked up cheap, but was cosmetically challenged!

a little sanding, staining, and rubbing with paste wax will do wonders for your stock.
Awsome pics! Thanks im going to start it this week so I will post some pics when im done. What is the wax called and where can I find it?
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Awsome pics! Thanks im going to start it this week so I will post some pics when im done. What is the wax called and where can I find it?
Johnson's paste wax, Walmart, Lowes and many others should carry it. it comes in a metal can similar to what shoe polish use to come in.

first prep the wood by either sanding down to bare wood or with a stripper. if using stripper let dry completely then sand down with about 400 grit sandpaper. apply whatever stain you want with at least two coats and let dry completely. take very fine steel wool and apply the paste wax with the steel wool and rub it in and do this several times to work the wax into the surface. then just buff out the wood surfaces with a soft cotton rag. that's it.
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Just posting to keep this thread for refence. Redoing my Wasr10 and needed a little help.




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Help with what exactly the refinishing?

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Yah so i know what all i needed.

Before.

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After. Stained it red mohogany and polished the bolt carrier. Its not as red as i would like it, but i did it myself and im happy with it.


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Looks good. If you want it redder, then try a wood dye (test it on a scrap first). They are like stains, but come in many non-wood related colors. It can look amazing depending on what you use it on.
Here are some pics from google.

Red dyed Curly Maple

Black dyed Curly Maple

Blue dyed Curly Maple

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jon here are some examples of what you can do to make it look better. the shotgun had decent walnut, but needed a little tlc to help it out. the marlin 22 was a good shooter i picked up cheap, but was cosmetically challenged!

a little sanding, staining, and rubbing with paste wax will do wonders for your stock.
Good job on the stock restorations. They look great.
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