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Wicked Pete
09-02-2011, 1:03 PM
For example: a clean Ruger 10/22 with wooden stock. What is the best wax to use to get that "real shiny" effect? Is that wax, or a coating of shiny varathane (varithane) or other coating?

One friend says: you can use anything, even car wax. True?

What do you use?

halifax
09-02-2011, 1:19 PM
Renaissance (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=857663) works very well and it's what I use.

infernl
09-02-2011, 1:29 PM
Car wax works great on a painted or urethane cleared finishes. I have both my refinished M44 and my Timbersmith set for my AK in polyurethane and a coat of wax makes them shine like crazy. - I wouldn't try to use it on bare wood though, since it cannot be completely buffed back out of the grain. You'll end up with a stained white grain, pasty mess.

mkane
09-02-2011, 3:10 PM
Howard's here also. Available @ Ace Hardware

Ledbetter
09-02-2011, 3:56 PM
Howards f&w or Johnson's paste wax. Tung oil finish (not 100% tung oil) gives a hard glossy finish.

77bawls
09-02-2011, 7:05 PM
I love Tung oil. That's what all the natural finished guitar necks use.

toby
09-02-2011, 7:17 PM
I don't usually wax my wood! but Howards feed & wax works good. If you use Tung or Linseed oil you will be adding a new finish rather than just a wax finish which can be removed, but I kinda think you know that already?......have fun waxin your Wicked wood..Pete...;)

robcoe
09-02-2011, 7:37 PM
Usualy I use Tung oil







Off the thread topic, you have no idea how difficult it was to avoid the joke just sitting there, like a baseball on a tee.

Doheny
09-02-2011, 7:38 PM
Best Wax for your wood?

http://www.everyoneisaok.com/wp-content/uploads/sexwax.jpg

Wicked Pete
09-06-2011, 7:07 PM
http://www.everyoneisaok.com/wp-content/uploads/sexwax.jpg

Wood, rifle...wood. Not woody!

ERdept
09-06-2011, 7:26 PM
Renaissance wax.

hylander
09-06-2011, 9:58 PM
Carnuba car wax

shadow65
09-07-2011, 5:10 AM
Renaissance wax.

I use this. Great preservative for the rest of the weapon also.

mkane
09-07-2011, 5:52 AM
Just 1 coat of Howards. No before pic but it looked like the finish was flat, like in flat black.
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll58/MKane63t/009-2.jpg

SDJim
09-07-2011, 8:38 AM
Mix up some "Gunny Paste"

1/3 beeswax
1/3 turpentine
1/3 BLO

I substitute pure tung oil (don't use the tung oil with hardener in it, it will cook when you add the heated bee's wax) for the BLO.

Or you can buy it pre-made @ http://www.thegunstockdoctor.com/Products.html
Not affiliated with the above company

watsonville
09-07-2011, 8:58 PM
I use ky if its too dry ohh wrong forum I mean I use tung oil or linwood

otteray
09-09-2011, 5:24 PM
Mix up some "Gunny Paste"

1/3 beeswax
1/3 turpentine
1/3 BLO

I substitute pure tung oil (don't use the tung oil with hardener in it, it will cook when you add the heated bee's wax) for the BLO.

Or you can buy it pre-made @ http://www.thegunstockdoctor.com/Products.html
Not affiliated with the above company

+1
I've made my own in the past and really like it.

OpenSightsOnly
09-09-2011, 5:38 PM
Yep, the 1/3 mix rocks!

Really good stuff and it smells good too!