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12 May 2016 21:52 #1 by 310cadetsniper
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Hi all I have a boyds stock in the sky blue laminate unfinished. Whats the best option clear spray paint or oil/wax finish?? I would rather wax/oil or polish type finish, just cos I don't have access to a spray gun etc...
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12 May 2016 22:08 #2 by Rat man407
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idk oil and wax but I used clear gloss stuff in a spray can on one of my guns didn't turn out to bad

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12 May 2016 22:13 #3 by Mark TAC
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satin polyurethane spray is a good option and so easy.

But since I did proper hand rubbed oil I think everyone should do it even just once. My god, such a nice finish. But on laminate, dunno if it is worth it.
30 coats, a coat every 3 days is over 3mths, grrr.

Can of Cabot's - $15 at Bunnings, and a couple days work at most.

Main thing is to sand it properly. That means a few blocks in different sizes (NOT just hand rubbing with sandpaper) down to 800 grade then moisten to lift fibres and do 400 - 800 again.
Then a coat of spray or oil and do it again with 000 steel wool to get those fibres off again.
Slapped on always shows. Take the time...

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13 May 2016 06:57 #4 by Aushunter
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Sometimes the tru oils finish isn't to everyone's liking but I have used it a few times with no complaints, I just don't use the stock conditioner as it almost like a lacquer.

You could use the same method but use tung oil instead for the final coat

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13 May 2016 11:29 #5 by Mark TAC
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Agreed, much prefer pure tung oil with no additives.

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13 May 2016 12:21 - 13 May 2016 12:22 #6 by adamjp
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IMHO the best finish for a laminate is a Satin water based Polyurethane. The Cabots small tin will do a fair few stocks.
[img]http://cabots.com.au/ImageGen.ashx?image=/media/18923/Cabot's Cabothane Clear Water Based 1L.jpg&width=245&height=245&altimage=/assets/images/1x1white.gif
cabots.com.au/product-detail/1446/cabothane-clear-water-based

Buy a quality soft paintbrush (to give a smooth finish).

Sand many times up to a 400grit, or if you are really anal, 600grit level. Don't use 0000 steel wool as it loses steel fibres in the laminate and they end up rusting.

Once the sanding is finished, a very light coat of the urethane and allow to dry. Then sand again with the finest grade paper you used in the original preparation. The aim here is to sand down through most of the layer of urethane you just added. This will remove any swelling due to urethane absorption into fibres and will fill in any small imperfections. Wipe the dust off.

Now put a proper layer of urethane on with the brush. Allow to dry.

You have a choice to sand this layer back and reapply another layer, or just go with it as it is.
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14 May 2016 14:25 #7 by Whitey
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I did 2 boyds stocks with tru oil and armorall (google it) and I am very happy with the finish you can do 1/2 dozen coats a day no worries.
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14 May 2016 17:57 #8 by leverhappy
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Tru oil is good !

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14 May 2016 20:26 #9 by Mozella
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I've modified and refinished several Boyd's stocks. I talked to them on the phone about what their "gloss finish" is and they told me it is lacquer. That makes sense if you're mas producing inexpensive stocks, especially if you're getting them out the door quickly. My last Boyd's order (in the U.S.) took 8 days. I've ordered from other companies that take nearly 6 months..

Where I live I can purchase a rattle can of gloss lacquer which is actually lacquer, not some other formulation, so it's compatible with the Boyd's finish. It's easy to apply, and I can achieve a pretty good gloss. However, it's not particularly resistant to some solvents so you have to use some care if you like to spray everything down with brake cleaner. The good news is that touch up is easy.

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15 May 2016 09:56 #10 by thomo196
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This stuff is brilliant, alot better then tru oil ;)
Made my sako stock shine beautifully, doesnt have that that lacquered look either.



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15 May 2016 12:26 #11 by Andy.
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That looks ace thomo! How many coats there? How did you apply?

I've eyed off that stuff at Bunnings along with tung oil. Looks like the F&W for my next stock job B)
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15 May 2016 18:26 #12 by 310cadetsniper
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Thanks guys!! Decisions!! lol

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15 May 2016 19:54 #13 by leverhappy
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I would check any of the off the hardware shelf oils make sure are water protective , many are made for furniture which may not stand up to outdoors conditions

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15 May 2016 22:20 - 15 May 2016 22:24 #14 by thomo196
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Andy i only did one coat, it was all that was needed. I used a micro fibre/lint free cloth to apply.
Less is best when applying, seals and protects the timber really well! Brings out the grain beautifully!
Mind you this is a brand new sako stock that had already been oiled at the factory, so a bare stock may take between 3-4 coats, just apply and let dry and re coat until the desired affect is acheived.
I also rubbed my stock with AAA steel wool first ;)

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15 May 2016 22:27 #15 by thomo196
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Andy heres a link to a similar conversation i started a while back

shootingaustralia.net/forum/ask-a-gunsmi...6748-rubbing-my-wood

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16 May 2016 09:11 #16 by Andy.
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Cheers thomo ;)

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18 May 2016 16:54 - 18 May 2016 17:01 #17 by RockRanger
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I modified my Boyd's stock a fair bit and sanded the whole thing back so I could get a consistent finish. After some advice from my Dad, a wood turning instructor, I used 'wipe on poly'. Can't remember the exact formulation but it was a snap to apply, still looks fine after a couple years of use and is a good match for the original finish. Which is no surprise really, according to their website they use a very similar product but spray it on. I'm surprised that people have had such good results with the oil finishes. The reason I went with polyurethane, besides the recommendation on Boyd's website was I thought oil would have poor penetration on timber that had been impregnated with resin adhesives under pressure, but there you go. Never really know unless you have a go. Here's an old pic of my stock after I refinished it.

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18 May 2016 21:46 #18 by Aushunter
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This is a rifle I did with a Birchwood Casey blueing & stock finishing kit which includes the tru oil.

I am bias but I thing it came out pretty dam good ;)

shootingaustralia.net/forum/rimfire/10630-the-german-800#149945
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