View Full Version : Removal of Underbody Coating

November 2, 2012, 09:56 PM
I recently ran into an old Remington auto with what I believe is underbody paint on it. The wood what I can see of it looks ok with no cracks or dents. What would be the best method for removing this gunk?

It's mainly just on the wood surfaces (forearm and forward part of buttstock).

November 4, 2012, 09:59 AM
Is it underbody coating or bed liner?

November 4, 2012, 03:15 PM
Why on earth would anyone even do that?
Unless it was to hide a really nasty or cracked stock, maybe.
It has to be kind of hard on the cheek when shooting.
Undercoating is very hard to remove.
For cars, it takes heat and scraping.
You might get lucky and find the undercoating wasn't put on well and it might peel off with gentle prodding.
Otherwise, since the use of heat might not be a good idea, try sanding it off.

November 4, 2012, 10:21 PM
Why on earth would anyone even do that?

November 4, 2012, 10:52 PM
You're in luck! I just spent the last 3 weeks removing underbody coating from an old Camaro!

Soak a rag in kerosene or mineral spirits and wrap the coated area until it softens (20 min or so).

Then use a plastic putty knife to scrape most of it away.

Another soaked rag should wipe the rest away.

Hope this helps.

November 6, 2012, 07:27 AM
If it can be sanded off leave it alone! Just a thought:D

November 6, 2012, 07:58 AM
A while back I bought a used pump gun that had stocks painted black(matt finish). It was a good price and I thought I could refinish the stock set.
Like opening Pandora's Box I found a stock that was broken at the wrist and repaired. The repair was good as the break had dowels through and a epoxy was used. But every time the gun was brought up to the shoulder those dowels were looking at you like two eyes in the fog. The stocks had pressed in checkering that was ok.

The bottom line was a nice new set of stocks from the factory. Looks great now.

Be careful you may start something you may not want to finish.