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How to remove paint scuffs/paint transfers?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by au_prospector, Jan 28, 2012.

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  1. au_prospector

    au_prospector Member

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    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?
     
  2. brickeyee

    brickeyee Member

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    Try some paint thinner.
    It is about the least harmful solvent to cured finishes.
     
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
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    au_prospector Member

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    Thanks RC! I will try that. Thanks for posting.
     
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    au_prospector Member

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    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!
     
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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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