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mason1800
07-24-2007, 8:55 PM
I'm trying to figure out what stain will look good on the furniture of a romy G kit. Any ideas?

thedrickel
07-24-2007, 9:34 PM
The wood is some kind of laminate, who knows what type of tree. I used Benjamine Moore satin poly "special walnut" on these, 3 coats IIRC:

http://i10.tinypic.com/52mnqis.jpg

mason1800
07-24-2007, 10:08 PM
WOW! They look good!! i was thinking of a more red looking stain, but i might reconsider after looking at these. they do have a dark walnut look.

ghost
07-24-2007, 10:23 PM
i used four coats of varathane red mahagony and three coats of minwax spray semi-gloss polyurethane:

by the way pistol grip is just sitting on top of mag,so its not attached at all;)

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa268/sitnonchrm67/th_vernsak007.jpg (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa268/sitnonchrm67/vernsak007.jpg)
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa268/sitnonchrm67/th_vernsak005.jpg (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa268/sitnonchrm67/vernsak005.jpg)
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa268/sitnonchrm67/th_vernsak001.jpg (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa268/sitnonchrm67/vernsak001.jpg)

thedrickel
07-24-2007, 10:25 PM
Ghost that's a nice red ya got there. I tried to match the romy red with the colors they had at the paint store I went to and the special walnut was the closest thing I could find that came in a satin poly (too lazy to use real stain and then poly). Can always go darker with another coat or two.

oaklander
07-24-2007, 10:29 PM
Gotta love that wood!

I used BLO (boiled linseed oil) for a couple of coats, and then finished with Minwax Wood-Sheen. On the handguards, I used a bit of stain first, since they were lighter than the buttstock.

:D

http://sixaddiction.com/photos/albums/userpics/10001/IMAG0072.JPG

mason1800
07-24-2007, 11:11 PM
see now thats some rich red. did you guys steel wool to smooth out the clear? i was thinking of staining and giving it a clear coat of clear or maybe some laquer. steel wool it to smooth out and a little wax to protect it.

oaklander
07-24-2007, 11:18 PM
Thanks!

Don't use steel wool - since little bits of it can get lodged in the wood - use the industrial 3M green abrasive pads (they have them at paint and hardware stores). If you use the Wood-Sheen, you don't need a clear coat, since it has a clear coat included in the stain.

mason1800
07-24-2007, 11:22 PM
i will post up some before pictures, as soon as i take them tomorrow, and keep posting pixs on the progress. But I'm still not sure what shade to go after????

SunriseF150
07-25-2007, 10:18 AM
I just stained mine with some Minwax black stain, and a semi gloss clear. It just put the 2nd coat of clear on it this morning and need to do a light sand and final coat. But I'll go snap some pictures of it for you. It looks really good. I had to redo it cause the first time around I put too many coats of stain on it and after the clear it just looked almost solid black with a little wood color showing through (but not visible in the pics I took). So this time I did less and it looks way better. Pics to come soon. I also cut off the front grip as I hate the way they look.

mason1800
07-25-2007, 2:13 PM
yea i'm cutting the front grip also. the black stain actually looks good.

SunriseF150
07-25-2007, 2:45 PM
Oh yeah for those that are interested http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=64361 I didn't want to hijack this thread with a bunch of pics.

ghost
07-25-2007, 9:25 PM
Ghost that's a nice red ya got there. I tried to match the romy red with the colors they had at the paint store I went to and the special walnut was the closest thing I could find that came in a satin poly (too lazy to use real stain and then poly). Can always go darker with another coat or two.

i appreciate that thedrickel! its also my first stain job:D