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December 26, 2001, 06:44 PM
I have a Savage Model 99F that has beautiful wood covered by aging, cracking polyeurathane. I have the wood removed and am ready to strip the finish. Will laquer thinner disolve the polyeurathane, or do I need something stronger?



December 27, 2001, 12:01 AM
Noban, polyurethane will come off with any "paint remover." The old methylene chloride-based ones work best. The new environmentally friendly ones take longer. Get the polluting kind, you wont regret it.

Then check out http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/ and click on "NOTES". Follow the "Gunplumbers guide to wood stock restoration" link. The slurry sanding method works great...

Good luck