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Dents in Stock How to repair

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by WALKERs210, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2012
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    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.

  3. BBBBill

    BBBBill Well-Known Member

    Darn. I liked the story better before the edit. :)
  4. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    BBBBILL I had to edit the post, I feel stupid enough as it is without have others thinking that I really am that dumb.
  5. BBBBill

    BBBBill Well-Known Member

    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?
  6. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    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"
  7. Shimitup

    Shimitup Well-Known Member

    Darn, I'm bummed that I missed out on the original story.:)
  8. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Me too!

    I Hate when that happens.

  9. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    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!

  11. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    biggest thing is I still don't have the nerve to tell the wife. But boy is that toy airsoft gun nice.
  12. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam


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

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

  13. savanahsdad

    savanahsdad Well-Known Member

    could be worse , I had to buy the wife a new washer , and she wanted a front loader about $850.00 bo-bo , speedqueen vs 44.JPG no getting that dent out :banghead::banghead::banghead::cuss:
  14. BBBBill

    BBBBill Well-Known Member

    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?
  15. savanahsdad

    savanahsdad Well-Known Member

    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 "
  16. savanahsdad

    savanahsdad Well-Known Member

    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
  17. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    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 ???
  19. BBBBill

    BBBBill Well-Known Member

    Amen and amen!
  20. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    You don't want to go there on THR.

    Trust me!!


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