stock refinishing

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by unclebear, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    I got a stevens (savage) single shot 22 rifle I sanded down the stock and stained it but now I need a clear water proof finish that can go over regular mini wax stain. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    Tung oil works best for me but done right it's labor intensive.
     

  3. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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    One of my all time favorite products to finish stocks is Lin-Speed Oil.... I suggest you check it out, on the web see if its right for you....
     
  4. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I would use an oil based varnish of any kind, even spar varnish. If you choose to use spar varnish or anything marine test it on a scrap piece of wood. Dilute the varnish with paint thinner until you get the desired thickness.

    If the gun had a walnut stock I would say hand rub oil. Stevens have a beech stock that is much softer than walnut. A hard varnish will be more durable.
     
  5. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    This is the stock without a clear coat just the stain. Im thinking about this clear coat with a gloss comes in a spray can but cant remember the name. I think its made by rust-oleum

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  6. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    I would use a Tung oil instead of a spray on finish. It will get into the pores of the wood,and not just coat the outside surface.
    You can make the desired gloss by polishing with 0000 steel wool.
     
  7. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    But will it seal it im not gonna lie im not really going for pretty this is gonna be outside alot

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  8. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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    Yes Uncle Bear TXhillbilly is correct.. Tung Oil will seal I like Fromby's brand.. As wili Lin-speed, As will Tru-oil... You are literally with some "palm rubbing" the oils in, ie. "filling pores" and sanding smooth with fine steel wool SEVERAL times.. Its not a fast process but a slow and steady wins the race deal... It takes TIME and patience. But it will pay off in spades..

    The wood comp of your stock will determine what shade or "Darkness" it will acquire. Up front prep-work is critical and the in between work just as critical. Some applications require you to raise then remove the "Whisker" with Lin-speed you don't.

    What ever way you choose, hit up their webb site for instructions. And ask in the forums for fine tuning.
     
  9. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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    If your using the Min Wax products and prefer to use a spray on type of sealant. Stick with Minwax® Helmsman® Spar Urethane