what should i use to finish my stock

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by nathank, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. nathank

    nathank Well-Known Member

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    Is there a special product for finishing stocks or can I use varithane or something
     
  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Tru-oil is what a lot of folks use. It's from Birchwood Casey and is easy to apply.

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  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    +1

    I like True oil or Tung oil for hand rubbed finishes.

    It takes some work but the end results are well worth it.

    I use xxxx steel wool to apply it and 8 to 10 coats waiting for each coat to dry before applying
    the next.

    Hand rubbed finishes are beautiful and durable.

    If you like the glossy finishes Permalyn works well and you can buy both at Brownells.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. nathank

    nathank Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, I would like a matt finish I believe
     
  6. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    The oil or urethane finishes are certainly nice finishes when applied correctly.
    One thing to keep in mind is that they will "amber" or change the colors of your stock to appear yellow. That's fine if you want to warm it up a bit. If you want to preserve the colors, then I would suggest a "clear" finish like Polycrylic which is made by Minwax. I believe Deft makes a Spar finish that is also clear.
    You mentioned that you want it to be matte. You can get these clear finishes in a spray matte.
     
  7. nathank

    nathank Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help guys, and thank you Joel for the beautiful stock can't wait to finish it and my rifle!
     
  8. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    You're welcome Nathan. Glad you like it.

    If you have any questions when you start to finish it, just give a call.