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refinishing a gunstock

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Bowdenknxvll, Dec 12, 2009.

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  1. Bowdenknxvll

    Bowdenknxvll Member

    Oct 17, 2009
    I have recently bought a Mossberg rimfire and tried refinishing the stock. The process I used is as follows:
    1.remove finish with Formbys stripper
    2. sand down to 600 grit
    3.wet sand with tung oil
    4. apply at least 10 coats of tung oil and then wax with Johnsons wax.
    It looks pretty good, but I am not happy with it. I was thinking about trying truoil but I was wondering if I had to restrip it. I didn't fill the pores well enough and it seams like someone put a stain on before that wasn't removed with the stripper. Can i just sand with 320 or so and start all over putting more time into filling the pores and finishing with truoil or do I have to restrip sand stain etc?
  2. 61chalk

    61chalk Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    I have done alot work refinishing with my Garands...heres my 2 cents...the pours didn't fill because I believe 600 grit is too fine,,,the smoother, the harder to fill the pours. I don't go any finer than 220....I strip all the way down, sand, an when I put stain on I mix 2 parts of mineral spirits with 7 parts of stain, this really penatrates deep into the wood pours....any more stain after that I don't use the mineral spirits, you won't go deeper than your first coat....if your not staining, you might sand, an try some mineral spirits with your next coat of truoil....my advise is to strip an get all the stain out, I take it you didn't get this complete....get the baby down to bare wood......good luck!
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