Help refinishing wooden stock

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by GaryGlock, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. GaryGlock

    GaryGlock New Member

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    I started to refinish my wood stock on my mosin, so I dis assembled everything, and sanded it down pretty well. I left some finish on the back of the stock thinkin it would give it a cool effect with the stain/polyurthane mix I'm using called varathane. Quickly discovered I was wrong and not what I was going for. So I started to wet sand it with 440 grit sand paper and re apply and did this process quite a few times. I finally have the finish to LOOK like I want it, but even after a day of drying it still has a tacky feel. So finally my question, were do I go from here? A nice coat of polyurthane or just some clear coat spray paint? I don't care what the end finish feels like as long as its not the sticky/tackyness it is now.
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Tru-oil works well and is easy to apply. A few thin coats works best.
     

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  3. GaryGlock

    GaryGlock New Member

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    Haha here ya go, just took em on ky crappy EVO ill get some good ones tomarrow and post a new thread when she's a 100% is say about 95 right now, few touch ups n a lil oil an I'm done.
     
  4. GaryGlock

    GaryGlock New Member

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    Before
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    I did a little more than stain it, see if anyone can tell. My first time doing this. Lemme know what you think.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Looks pretty good. Did you strip the blueing too?
     
  6. GaryGlock

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    Yea on the magwell, outside triggerguard, barrel bands an hooks, and the metal butt plate. Still has a small amount on it showing that kind of worn look. Sanded it with fine sand paper more than stripped it.I'm really happy with it Ill post detailed pics tomarrow.