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Old 11-22-2013, 09:09 PM   #1
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I just did a quick refinish/repair on a on a fox Sterlingworth shotgun.
The original finish was very bad as can be seen in the photos.





I used 190 proof Everclear alcohol, rags, a tooth brush and a dental pick to do the job.
The Everclear is 95% alcohol and melted away the old finish.
I used the tooth brush and the dental pick to clean out the checkering
I was amazed at how well it worked.





I am going to leave the stock the way it is, it looks like it match's the
rest of the gun.



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Old 11-23-2013, 02:16 PM   #2
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What did you use to coat it or are you leaving it bare? Personally I like Tung Oil.

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The old finish was a shellac, and the alcohol thinned it and it seems to have sealed the wood very well.
I was thinking of giving it a couple coats of paste wax and seeing how it holds up.
it seems to blend in with the rest of the gun.

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