Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Firearms Forum > Guns
 Quick wood stock finish improver? >

Quick wood stock finish improver?

Guns Like firearms themselves, there's a wide variety of opinions on what's the best gun.

Quick wood stock finish improver?

Old 12-01-2006, 05:58 PM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Montana
Posts: 586
Default Quick wood stock finish improver?

Does anyone have a suggestion on a good product to put on a somewhat weathered walnut stock? I am not ready for a full strip and finish yet.
jones123 is offline  
Old 12-01-2006, 06:14 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NW Arkansas
Posts: 1,673
Default RE: Quick wood stock finish improver?

Look at some of the Birchwood Casey wood stock products.
Chantecler111 is offline  
Old 12-01-2006, 06:28 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4
Default RE: Quick wood stock finish improver?

I like using a toung oil finish. one or two hand rubbed coats should protect the wood and make it look good.
bigdad390 is offline  
Old 12-01-2006, 07:24 PM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
 
SwampCollie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Where the ducks don't come no more
Posts: 4,420
Default RE: Quick wood stock finish improver?

I like Howards Wood Wax. Its what we use at the shop on all the high end guns to make the wood shine in the case. Smells good too. We sell it in our shop also, goes for like $4.
SwampCollie is offline  
Old 12-01-2006, 08:10 PM
  #5  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Montana
Posts: 586
Default RE: Quick wood stock finish improver?

Thanks guys.
jones123 is offline  
Old 12-02-2006, 10:14 PM
  #6  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Montana
Posts: 586
Default RE: Quick wood stock finish improver?

I looked for them all and the first one to show itself was the Birchwood Casey "Stock Sheen and Conditioner". It's a white milky stuff that you rub on and buff like a car wax. For all I know, it might be car wax, but it sure worked nice. I bet waxes are purty much alike chemically. That's all my stock needs for a long time.

Thanks
jones123 is offline  
Old 12-03-2006, 08:03 AM
  #7  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,476
Default RE: Quick wood stock finish improver?

As long as this thread is started...does anybody have a recommendation for improving an older (15-18 yrs old) Savage stock. This is a run-of the mill 110, purchased at K-mart as a package gun years ago. It appears to be a cheap lacquer spray-on finish. Pressed checkering. It got real wet last year and upon drying out the finish began to fail, peel, flake at the ends of the fore-end, around the tang, etc...
I was gonna strip and refinish but thought perhaps somebody on here has run into this and has a concoction that can go right over the factory finish to re-seal this old stock.
I'm not really looking for pretty, but only a utilitarian seal.
8mm/06 is offline  
Old 12-03-2006, 08:47 AM
  #8  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Montana
Posts: 586
Default RE: Quick wood stock finish improver?

This Stock Sheenlooks like it would fill in the cracks and slow the peeling. My stock was not to that point yet. I'm sure it would be easy enough to strip and try something else if it didn't work. It looks like a temporary finish -I couldn't help but wonder if it was any different than furniture polish. But don't use Stock Sheenin California - the label says it causes cancer in California! I will look on my wife's furniture polish spray . . . If it causes cancer in Michigan, you might want to use the Stock Sheen instead.
jones123 is offline  
Old 12-03-2006, 08:50 AM
  #9  
 
20GADBL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 81
Default RE: Quick wood stock finish improver?

I know the type of finish, not the prettiest. Just an Idea, what if you bought some of the textured spray paints in black. paint the stock, making sure you don't get to much on the inside of the stock. I would sand a little first. Will look a lot like a synthetic and should hold up good with a couple coats. Sounds cool.
20GADBL is offline  
Old 12-03-2006, 09:27 AM
  #10  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,476
Default RE: Quick wood stock finish improver?

Thanks guys ... I have considered just about everything from painting to complete stripping. I was trying to find something much like a "Formbys" re-finish product which basically "melts" or chemically allows the present finsih to flow again, smoothing out checking and other problems with a finish. I have used such a product like the "Formbys" thing except it was my grandfathers formula. It used certain %'s of mineral spirits, varnish, and white vinegar if I remeber correctly....but I can't find the formula....I'm not even sure about the white vinegar....
I may just find a decent aftermarket synthetic for the old 110 and practice on the old wood stock as an experiment for future wood stock rejuvination.
8mm/06 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
hometheaterman
Guns
2
03-22-2009 05:16 AM
cal516
Guns
5
12-21-2007 07:40 AM
ScrapeAndRub
Guns
11
12-12-2006 10:43 AM
mallardman12
Waterfowl Hunting
7
07-22-2004 10:08 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: Quick wood stock finish improver?


Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.