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Old July 10, 2012, 07:55 PM   #1
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New Laminate Stock Finishing

OK folks, I'm aware stock finishing/refinishing has been covered more than many times.
I'm looking to finish my first Boyd's nutmeg laminate stock for a sporterized No.4 Mk1 Enfield rifle.
I have a friend assisting with the fitting, but I'd like to finish the stock parts myself.
So, what is the recommended finish and/or processes for a laminate stock?
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Old July 10, 2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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After sanding it smoothest, I always got the best results by shooting it with a satin polyutherane (an epoxy, IIRC), following the product directions.

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Old July 11, 2012, 01:46 AM   #3
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Use just about any kind of finish you want. I would recommend a polyurethane finish or Brownell's Acra-Wood (a spray epoxy resin).
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Old July 11, 2012, 06:46 AM   #4
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Looks like polyurethane will be the winning finish.
Thanks for the quick replies.
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Old July 11, 2012, 10:04 AM   #5
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Refinishing

I would never use poly! I used RIT Red Dye, Cabot Red Mahonay stain, and several rubbed in coats of Tung Oil. Soft finish and since i was doing an AK47, the red helped.

But I would suggest Tung oil over whatever you put for the base color!

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Old July 11, 2012, 05:43 PM   #6
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But I would suggest Tung oil over whatever you put for the base color!
Thank you! The base color will not be changed at all.
Here's what I'm working with:
http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/RIA-LE...-p/500-339.htm
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Old July 11, 2012, 07:19 PM   #7
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So many choices

The last time, I visited the Boyd website, they had a video on refinishing where they were using True-Oil. There are litterally countless finishing products and it's human nature to keep using what has a proven record. That to me is mostly Tru-Oil. I have also used Min-wax polys. Also keep in mind that whatever you settle on, it should be rated for outdoor service. If you run into a product that you feel "might" work, try some on a practice piece. That way you not only get familiar with it's use but it's performance. .....

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Old July 24, 2012, 11:19 PM   #8
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def go for the tru=oil or similar finish poly finish if you get gun cleaner on it or even strong 90% rubbing achohol or whatnot it melts it off... the worst of all is Minwax brand poly it's terrible
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Old July 24, 2012, 11:22 PM   #9
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this is tru-oil on a 1950"s rossi pump .22 i refurbished

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...n/IMG_0676.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...n/IMG_0880.jpg

the stuff works awesome
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Old July 25, 2012, 07:30 AM   #10
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Thanks all for the continued suggestions.
I have the Tru Oil kit and will follow the directions on the Boyd's video.
I expect this may get a spray coat of poly once I have the desired color.
This is also from the Boyd's video.
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