Re: Refinishing gunstock
If you have a really tough finish try easy off oven cleaner or some of the commercial paint removers. after you remove all of the finish wash the stock good and let dry, use a tooth brush on the checkering to clean it,then use wet or dry sandpaper to remove any dents or scratches. Let dry for several days and you are ready to apply the finish.
Use fine steel wool between coats (oooo) to smooth even more.
Just one way that works for me
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