old english scratch remover yes or no

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  1. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    hi im trying to figure out if using old english scratch remover on the stock of a gun will devaluate it. any input would be appreciated
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I hate giving this type of answer, but....

    It depends. A high gloss varnish or shellac could absorb some under the coating and start peeling. An "oiled" stock may be no problem.

    I would suggest that you find a small area that is not readily seen and try a dab.
     

  3. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    I've used it on old beat-up guns to make them look better. Sometimes it makes a world of difference.
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Have to agree- As far as "devaluate it" - No if its used on compatable wood, color & finish. I've used it ---
     
  5. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    thanks that's really helpful
     
  6. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    Use the Old English for Light colored finishes regardless of the color or the original finish. The Old English for dark colored woods turns bare wood black.