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tango3065
March 23, 2006, 10:11 PM
I have used tru oil before on laminated stocks and was happy with the results, but does anyone know if I can use it over a existing factory finish on a remington 870? I am kinda worried it won't mix with the factory finish and it will take it off. Anyone ever used it over a existing factory finish?

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Dave McCracken
March 23, 2006, 10:35 PM
Not a good idea. Strip the old finish first, sand and stain, then use the oil.

tango3065
March 23, 2006, 10:42 PM
Thats what I was afraid of.

Not a good idea. Strip the old finish first, sand and stain, then use the oil.

But doesn't it already have stain on it?

ArmedBear
March 24, 2006, 12:35 AM
What kind of 870 stock?

Walnut or "hardwood"?

Dave McCracken
March 24, 2006, 09:58 AM
Some stain will leave with the old finish, leaving it mottled.

tango3065
March 24, 2006, 09:40 PM
Ended up taking steel wool lightly to the factory finish, I am on my 4th coat and plan on doing a couple more in the morning. I must say this express stock is looking better now than any wood stock I have, and that eben includes my precious remington 700 CDl. Tru oil is great when applied in thin coats and buffing in between with steel wool.

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