RimfireCentral.com Forums - View Single Post - CM2 Stock refinishing recommendations
View Single Post
  #5  
Old 02-14-2010, 08:33 AM
Travelor's Avatar
Travelor
US Army Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Jul 2005
Location: 
Central Arkansas, USA
Posts: 
1,578
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
Send a message via Yahoo to Travelor
I would use a paint remover and a soft brush. This should remove the old finish without harming the checkering. Personally, I use the lemon based ater soluable kind from Wally World.

After the old finish is gone and the stock has dried, you can access where you want to go from there depending on how the stock looks at that time. Then, steam out any dents and a very light sanding to remove the whiskers.

If everything is the same color, you might consider shellac as I believe that was the original finish and it has a slight yellowish tint to it. If there is a slight color variation, you might consider a stain, but personally I do not like the dark stains and would prefer a lighter one - just a personal preference of mine.

George
Reply With Quote