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Old March 11, 2013, 11:59 AM   #1
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HG Stock finish

I am a machinist not a wood worker, so I have to ask. How does Weatherby put that beautiful high gloss finish on the Mark series? Is it possible for me to do the same at a home shop? Any kit available that will give me a similar result?
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Old March 11, 2013, 12:53 PM   #2
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It's not too hard to replicate. It is a polyurethane finish. I refinished one years ago: stripped it with Jasco, sanded to 600 grit (taped off the checkering), sprayed it with Varathane, cured it at about 100 degrees for a month, then lightly sanded with 600 grit and buffed it to a high gloss. The owner was ecstatic.

If I were to do the same job today, I would use Brownells' Acra Seal Wood, a spray epoxy finish, available in either gloss or matte. It is much harder than polyurethane, but not quite as clear. 3-5 coats would give the depth of finish.
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Old March 11, 2013, 01:38 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I will be placing an order with Brownells soon, so Ill add Acra seal on.
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