Stock Finish Help
I have a Boyd's 10/22 stock which I want to finish with a bright color stain and a reasonably durable(solvent and bumps) gloss coat. I understand I will have to clean and sand quite a bit.
Originally, I thought I would finish with a West Systems Epoxy coat, but I will be out like $80 on just the gloss coat materials! Any other ideas, or do I need to just bite the bullet and buy this stuff, dispensing bottles, etc. I did a test coat using a friends West system base plus a different hardener and like it.
How good is polyurethane?