View Full Version : refinishing advice - oil based stain?

12-15-2008, 7:03 PM
I am refinishing my yugo m24/47. I am going to bleach it light and stain it before finishing with some clear satin polyurethane.

i have read and been advised that alcohol-based stains work well. i've read that water-based stains can bubble because of the cosmoline inside the stock. i couldn't find alcohol based stains in ace, home depot, or lowes but they all had oil-based so i picked up a half pint minwax wood finish.

anyone have any experience with oil-based stains such as minwax? let me know what you guys think.

and i know its supposed to be finished with tung oil or whatever, but i dont think the wood will ever be in the condition again where i could just rub some tung oil in and it'll look original.

12-15-2008, 11:09 PM
Something like this?