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Old 07-17-2021, 04:40 PM
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I'm refinishing a model 60 stock that I think is birch. I used a citrus based stripper that easily removed the old finish that was in really bad shape. I've never refinished a light colored wood like birch and there are areas that have a grey color that seems to be deep in the wood. I wonder if it's a mold or fungus. I'd like to remove it if I can. The stripper, acetone and denatured alcohol won't touch it. I'm sure if I refinish it dark the grey won't matter, but I might want a lighter finish where it might show. Anyone dealt with this before?

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Old 07-17-2021, 05:11 PM
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If the stains/discoloration are not too bad, you may be able to soften them with wood bleach. The bleach may not completely remove the stain, but it will make it less noticeable.
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Old 07-17-2021, 05:20 PM
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Hydrogen peroxide gel that you can get in beauty supply stores will bleach out the stain. Apply a thick coat and cover with saran wrap to keep it from drying out. You may need to do it a few times depending on how dark the stain is.
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First try a paste of baking soda to lift the stain. And you might be able to sand some it out. If its still gray add some red to the stain, that usually hides everything, but if its real bad , then go with the gray and use an ebony stain. And get something like a grey laminate
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I'm refinishing a model 60 stock that I think is birch. I used a citrus based stripper that easily removed the old finish that was in really bad shape. I've never refinished a light colored wood like birch and there are areas that have a grey color that seems to be deep in the wood. I wonder if it's a mold or fungus. I'd like to remove it if I can. The stripper, acetone and denatured alcohol won't touch it. I'm sure if I refinish it dark the grey won't matter, but I might want a lighter finish where it might show. Anyone dealt with this before?

Thanks, Roger
I always use a paste of wood bleach crystals (oxalic acid) and water on gray or black discolored wood. You can buy it through Amazon, e.g. Oxalic Acid
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Old 07-18-2021, 05:07 PM
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Thanks Folks,

I'll give the wood bleach a try.
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