|Project by Jim||posted 11-14-2014 06:00 PM||5096 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
I refinished the stock on my SKS rifle. I applied furniture stripper and scraped the finish off. I sprayed it with Krud Kutter and used a soft brush to get the remaining finish/stripper off. I then put the stock in the bath tub with very hot water and used a soft brush to remove all residue. While the stock was still wet, I used a clothes iron and a damp rag to iron the stock. This removed most nicks, dings, and scratched.
Sanded with 150, 220, and 400 grit sandpaper. I then applied several coats of Gun Stock Sealer & filler. Next, I applied 5 coats of Tru-Oil with a light rubbing with steel wool between coats. Finally, I applied several coats of Gun Stock Wax.
Seems like a lot of work for an old, inexpensive rifle, but I could not stand to see the old deteriorated finish. I do not have any before pictures, but the finish was the original amber-looking finish that was in bad shape. I went with just oil and no stain because I like the look of the natural wood.
Thanks for looking, Jim