Repair Very Minor Scratches In Clear Coat On Winchester 70

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by MrBot, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. MrBot

    MrBot New Member

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    I have this Model 70 made in 1974. It has a few extremely minor scratches I'd like to get out...they are only in the clear coat...they do not go below the clear coat...if these were removed the stock would be MINT. But how do I do it w.o. refinishing the entire stock? Will automotive polishing compound work or maybe Markron Gun Stock Scratch Eraser? The Markron scares me as the video shows the guy "sanding!" the finish before applying the product. I'm thinking very patient rubbing of a dampened cotton rag with polishing compound would do it. Anyone with any experience on this one? Thank you.
     
  2. MrBot

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    Heard that! Yepper, that's what I'm worried about not having much experience with these things. Just did the polishing compound to a 1976 Remington 700 & even though it is a very slow process the little bit of dullness in a very small area is now MINT...hooray! I'd just like to get a few ideas before I do anything with this 70.
     

  3. hiwall

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    have you tried this old remedy?
    Take a walnut, eat half. Rub other half on scratch. See if it makes it disappear.
     
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  4. John_Deer

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    Old English scratch repair for light colored woods is the best solution. I have literally repaired miles of scratches with Old English. I used to run a painting company. After we removed the tape from varnished wood we would wipe all the wooden surfaces down with old english scratch remover. I have had customers who thought we refinished their wood surfaces and furniture but I have never had anyone to say we scratched their wooden surfaces, even though we often did scratch wood chair rail. It's impossible to move all the furniture in a house, then move ladders all over the house without ever touching the chair rail. Not only that but the chair rail was often scratched by the customer. If we didn't clean it up my crew would have been blamed.
     
  5. MrBot

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    Nope. But that doesn't mean it wouldn't work. I have a plain walnut stock .22 Marlin that I dinged in a spot or two...amazing shape for a 1957 rifle!..that I've been told to place a wet towel over the damage & raise the grain w. an iron. I've heard of guys then using an animal horn to smooth it out. Maybe your way would work just as well. I'll keep it in mind. Your way might work on the Winchester too. Might try it.
     
  6. MrBot

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    I'll check out Old English. Thanks. At least I'm getting options. At least one guy has said to leave it alone.
     
  7. hiwall

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    I was completely serious about using a nut. it is an old trick and it works the same as Old English
     
  8. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    This is for scratches or minor dents in the wood. Not in the finish.