Dents in Stock How to repair


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WALKERs210
October 5, 2012, 08:41 PM
I have a laminated stock that has a bunch of dents and dings. On wood I have used hot irons and moist cloth to raise the wood, but don't want to mess up the finish on the lamination. Any input.

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rcmodel
October 5, 2012, 10:15 PM
You have no other option then to try steaming them out with a damp rag and hot iron.

If the dent is a dent, fine.
If the underlaying wood fibers are cut by a ding, it probably will not work.

But regardless of all that, the finish is already damaged, or there wouldn't be dents & dings under it.

Do what you can with the steaming, then rub Birchwood-Casey Tru-Oil into the surface.

It will seal whatever cracks there are in the gloss finish and can be rubbed out to match with automotive clear-coat rubbing compound.

rc

BBBBill
October 5, 2012, 10:47 PM
Darn. I liked the story better before the edit. :)

WALKERs210
October 5, 2012, 11:43 PM
BBBBILL I had to edit the post, I feel stupid enough as it is without have others thinking that I really am that dumb.

BBBBill
October 6, 2012, 12:24 AM
No worries. We've all done something in life that we would like to forget. Some of the things I've done were far worse than your little exercise in foolishness. Maybe one day you can laugh at the memory. I hope so.

What part of Bama are you from?

WALKERs210
October 6, 2012, 03:33 AM
Like the screen name "WALKER COUNTY" close to Jasper. At age of 64 I could write a book on things that you should not do, or a good title would be "God am I that stupid"

Shimitup
October 6, 2012, 04:30 PM
Darn, I'm bummed that I missed out on the original story.:)

rcmodel
October 6, 2012, 04:40 PM
Me too!

I Hate when that happens.

rc

WALKERs210
October 6, 2012, 10:13 PM
OK just so you guys can have something to snicker about. I had purchased an AIRSOFT M16 type electric powered rifle. It will fine single and full auto and at around 600 FPS. I had setup a cardboard box with target on it to test it out. Didn't realize it would penetrate through a 16-18" box and come out the back with so much force. Not only did it pepper my laminated stock, the sheet rock behind it has around 75-100 holes of 6mm and two areas of concentrated fire where the holes are around 1-2in. Now go ahead and snicker, after I kicked myself and said a few choice words I had to laugh my self. My son came over today and I tried to blame him but he has learned that I use to blame him when he was a kid and momma never came down quite as hard as she would if she knew I did it.

Jim K
October 6, 2012, 11:13 PM
Not to feel lonely. I once bought some of those primer-fired plastic bullets and set up a backstop on an easy chair. The backstop didn't stop. Those bullets, propelled only by the primer, went through a couple of layers of heavy cardboard, several layers of newspaper, plus the front AND back of the chair back. Oooops!

Jim

WALKERs210
October 7, 2012, 01:47 AM
biggest thing is I still don't have the nerve to tell the wife. But boy is that toy airsoft gun nice.

rcmodel
October 7, 2012, 01:35 PM
OK just so you guys can have something to snicker about.O.K.!

Thanks for fessing up.
And I didn't even snicker once.

I had no idea an airsoft gun had that much power either.

rc

savanahsdad
October 7, 2012, 04:04 PM
could be worse , I had to buy the wife a new washer , and she wanted a front loader about $850.00 bo-bo , 173059 no getting that dent out :banghead::banghead::banghead::cuss:

BBBBill
October 7, 2012, 05:19 PM
could be worse , I had to buy the wife a new washer ...

Suspiciously, that shot is too perfectly centered. Almost as if it was intended. Like an execution. Fess up. What did you have against that washer, mister?

savanahsdad
October 7, 2012, 05:42 PM
Suspiciously, that shot is too perfectly centered. Almost as if it was intended. Like an execution. Fess up. What did you have against that washer, mister?
it turns out my 1894 hits 4" lower than than my 1911 and a bit left , there was a bullet trap on the washer that I have shot into many times and it works great , "If you hit it "

savanahsdad
October 7, 2012, 05:49 PM
het WALKERs210 you should just show your wife my post #13 and those holes in the drywall will be no big deal , unless she want a new washer more than drywall :what:

as for your dents , I think the steam trick is your best bet, good luck

WALKERs210
October 7, 2012, 07:34 PM
Savananhsdad I had just about forgotten about an accidental discharge back in the 80's. All my kids and the vast majority of other kids that came into my home knew that I had guns just about everywhere and they were off limits. But I kept a 12ga semi-auto by the bed just in case of. The barrel was slightly illegal being around 14" in length, but it never left the house ever. If we were going to be gone when other kids were over (90% of the time) I would unload it and put it away. My late wife had a beautiful antique bedroom set, I went into bedroom to unload and I pulled the action back to just run the shells out, I let the bolt go and the next thing I heard was "BOOOOOOM". My wife would not come into the room because she thought I had shot myself. I stood there confused as heck then I saw the chest of drawers, right at the top edge of one draw was a neat hole about 1 1/2 inch, the back side was not there nor anything in the draw. Turned out the firing pin was broke and when action slid forward it hit just hard enough to touch off the round. Yes my wife was a wonderful woman, 5' 1" of total terror when she got fired up, next thing was that shotgun found a new home even with me explaining it could be fixed. But I learned at a young age when in an aurgement with a woman you have already lost before you even speak the first word.

WALKERs210
October 7, 2012, 07:38 PM
I had no idea an airsoft gun had that much power either.
RCMODEL, I was just as surprised as you about the power this thing has, I got it so I could have a shooting match with my grandson and he winds up with most thing afterwards, but think this is just a bit much for him. I did have an idea or two about stray cats ???

BBBBill
October 7, 2012, 07:40 PM
...I learned at a young age when in an aurgement with a woman you have already lost before you even speak the first word.

Amen and amen!

rcmodel
October 7, 2012, 08:19 PM
I did have an idea or two about stray cats ??? You don't want to go there on THR.

Trust me!!

rc

WALKERs210
October 7, 2012, 11:33 PM
I couldn't shoot a cat or even a mouse without catching the wrath of momma. I would never in my life think I could care for a cat but I have one that has been my best friend and sleeps next to me every night. Heck I don't even deer hunt anymore.

Jim, West PA
October 9, 2012, 11:56 PM
Now my wife would think that any of these dents and bullet holes gave the item character.
Particularly the washer. She'd wanna git it workin again and most definately show off that bullet hole.
Especialy if she did it.

rcmodel
October 10, 2012, 12:12 AM
Nothing a little JB Weld and appliance touch-up paint couldn't fix.

My wife would never notice it, as she hasn't used the washing machine in 2-3 years.

I have to do it all now.

rc

WALKERs210
October 10, 2012, 12:56 AM
I have been known to threaten computers with being shot if they didn't work right. I was finishing up a networking system for a small trucking company and the last machine was giving me fits. Only people in the building was a secretary and myself, after reinstalling software and configuring it just didn't want to work. I pulled my jacket back and laided a 9mm on the desk and told the computer " I built you and I can kill you" believe it or not it worked. The secretary at first looked surprised then just amused. Computers do have a mind of their own and at times you just gotta convince them who is the boss. Oh yea back to the main reason of the post. On closer exam of the stock it has more places than I would have ever expected, don't know if it will ever be back to New status again.

savanahsdad
October 10, 2012, 12:57 PM
Nothing a little JB Weld and appliance touch-up paint couldn't fix.

My wife would never notice it, as she hasn't used the washing machine in 2-3 years.

I have to do it all now.

rc
rc : you may want to take a look at my pic again ,, that round went through the tub, blew the agitator to peces, put two holes in the back of the drum ,and out the back of the washer and took a chunk out of the basement wall !
no one was home when I did it , My boys found out first , the next day I told the wife we should go look at a new washer , her SpeedQueen was makeing funny noses last night and I think it is on it's last leg ! ... my boys were turning RED tyring not to bust up laughing.. My wife turn and looked at me and said "you didn't shoot my washer , did you ? " she took the pictures and called everyone she could think of (laughing) and then told me I was buying her a large load front-load Maytag !!,,,,,, got ta love her lol..

BBBBill
October 10, 2012, 06:59 PM
God bless you guys for having the courage to fess up and share! The ability to laugh at yourself is a gift to be treasured. Far too many cannot.

savanahsdad
October 10, 2012, 08:58 PM
lets not forget "there is nothing wrong with being wrong ,as long as you learn from it and no one gets hurt "

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