refinishing composite stock

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Kdub, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Kdub

    Kdub New Member

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    So I just bought a used ramline folding stock for my marlin 60. After receiving from ebay its a lot worse for the wear then the seller implied. Go figure. I'm wondering what is the best way to get the whitening from solvents off the stock and getting it back to its nice deep dark color. Also while I'm at it whats the beat way to really deep clean the Marlin action. Mine is super dirty, but its extremely hard to clean since it doesn't come apart. Thanks
     
  2. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A few ideas I have NOT tried on a stock but different materials, including plastic... A scotchbrite pad, fine steel wool, very fine sandpaper, polishing cloth, crocus. Maybe use a solvent to make it all match???:O Maybe a plastic paint/ color/ camo. Majic marker? Is start with scotchbrite pad or marker imo.
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Of course it comes apart. Probably not worth the trouble though. Anyway quick and easy clean swish it around in a bucket of solvent/gun oil mix and then blow it off with air hose. Is the discoloration on the stock just in the finish or did it get through?
     
  4. Kdub

    Kdub New Member

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    It's mostly just cosmetic markings. I just rubbed it all down as best I could with sand paper then steel wool. Now I got the whole thing covered in a heavy film of oil. I think it should soak in a little and do the trick. Guess its not an expensive gun anyways. More just a back pack survival rifle
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    If that doesn't work and its just in the finish give the whole thing a real light sand just to cut the top layer and hit it with a coat or two of Tru-oil and it should look great.