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

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  1. tango3065

    tango3065 Member

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    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

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

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    Thats what I was afraid of.

    But doesn't it already have stain on it?
     
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    What kind of 870 stock?

    Walnut or "hardwood"?
     
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    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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