How to remove paint scuffs/paint transfers?


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au_prospector
January 28, 2012, 11:39 AM
Hey guys,

I acquired a nice little rifle yesterday and I would like to clean it up. The stock has some normal handling marks, but isnt abused. On the stock are a few spots of what appears to be paint scuffs or transfers. Looks like maybe the rifle was bumped into a wall or maybe laid down on a painted bench. I feel it with my finger nail, but cannot scrape it off with my nail.

Any ideas short of refinishing the stock?

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brickeyee
January 28, 2012, 01:07 PM
Try some paint thinner.
It is about the least harmful solvent to cured finishes.

rcmodel
January 28, 2012, 01:32 PM
0000 Super-Fine steel wool and Lemon Oil Furniture Polish.
Won't hurt the factory finish.
Paint scuff doesn't stand a chance!

Your stock will thank you for it.

rc

au_prospector
January 28, 2012, 01:59 PM
Thanks RC! I will try that. Thanks for posting.

au_prospector
January 30, 2012, 03:15 PM
Didnt have any lemon oil, but I have some wood cleaner called Scott's Liquid Gold. Bought some 0000 steel wool and went to town. Did the whole stock, it looks brand new!

rcmodel
January 30, 2012, 03:21 PM
Yep!

But according to the internet:
Steel wool will ruin your whole gun and make you walk & talk funny, dontcha know! :D

rc

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