quick stock refinish

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by crash11049, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. crash11049

    crash11049 Member

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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.

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    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.

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

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What did you use to coat it or are you leaving it bare? Personally I like Tung Oil.
     

  3. crash11049

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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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