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Removing the finish from a Remington 870 stock

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Mark W., Dec 16, 2012.

  1. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I am in the process of redoing a Remington 870 Wingmaster with the fancy checkering. And I need to remove the original finish. I would greatly prefer to do this chemically so as to not only get the finish out of the checkering but not screw up the checkering.

    Anyone have any recomendations for a way to pull the glossy finish off a 30+ year old Wingmaster butt stock?

    I will want to be able to put a Boiled Linseed Oil type finish back on the stock.
     
  2. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I just striped a Winchester model 70 stock. I used Jasco Liquid Paint Remover that is water rinsable. To get in the checkering I laid the stripper in with a brush then used a rag to wipe it out the best I could then when it was dry used a acid bush to real get down in the grooves. I am sure a toothbrush would work to. Then I wiped it down with paint thinner and that's all the farther I have gone. I think it turned out nice. Can email you some pictures if you like.
    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks Bigbaddude thats kind of where I'm at. I bought some Kleen and Strip spray stripper and I'm on the second coat now. Using a cut down chip brush to work it into the checkering and a plastic putty knife to pull the bulk of it off. I plan on doing at least 3 coats of stripper to get as much as possible.
     
  4. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My last couple of coats of stripper I used fine steel wool (000) on the smooth parts of stock. That really help my stock look really good.