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 Post subject: Re-Finishing a K98 Stock
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 1:13 am 
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I have a k98 stock that i want to refinish. It has some spots of paint on it and the upper hand guard is darker than the rest of the stock. What is the best way to refinish it


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Liberally apply paint stripper (it eats gears too) then scrub with really hot water and washing up liquid. Rinse off and wipe dry, then leave overnight to dry completely (not near a source of heat). When it's dry, rub lightly with fine, then ultra-fine emery paper, then rub down well with ultra-fine wire wool. Re-oil, using a good clear wood oil or linseed oil. Done ! :D

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Thanks BP I should also state that it is not a laminated stock and no varnish or other coating like urathane has been applied. will post some pics of before and after


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It works on either, mate. I just did a solid walnut stock with the above procedure and it looks a million times better now.

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Ok is Pollystrippa the same as paintstripper? Don't know if you can get that where you live I'm from Canada

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You can use oven cleaner instead of paintstripper, personally I think its better at getting oil stains out. Dont leave it on too long though as it can damage the wood. After this carry on as previous thread by baggypants. Just substitute oven cleaner for paintstripper. Ive used this on a few occasions and found it gives better results with oil stains, and from your description that seems to be what you have. Oh... be careful around any markings there may be on the stock,( Waffenampt markings etc etc ) the hot water can raise them out, is good for removing dents and dings though.


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