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Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by tango3065, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. tango3065

    tango3065 Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

    Not a good idea. Strip the old finish first, sand and stain, then use the oil.
  3. tango3065

    tango3065 Well-Known Member

    Thats what I was afraid of.

    But doesn't it already have stain on it?
  4. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    What kind of 870 stock?

    Walnut or "hardwood"?
  5. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

    Some stain will leave with the old finish, leaving it mottled.
  6. tango3065

    tango3065 Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2006

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