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Old 10-24-2011, 4:57 PM
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Default refinishing stock of Rem 870, -----project complete! with pics----

I have a non-matching stock set for my Remington 870 pictured below.





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So i ended up taking the stock and forend to my uncle who owns a furniture painting business. In exchange for some labor he told me he would stain them for me and here is the finish product. It came out beautiful and i was hesitant about putting it on my shotgun because i didn't want to ruin it but i thought it would be a waste not to use them. I ended up choosing a medium cherry stain because i wanted a red look to the wood.
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here are pics of the stock and forend after i used citristrip and after i sanded them down.


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NEW QUESTION, I've already used the citristrip, now i am going to stain it but i have one more question, what is the difference between these two wipe on polys?
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053


One is clear satin and the other is clear gloss. what is the difference in how they leave the finished product?
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One is a clear satin.

The other one is more "glossy"....
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One is a clear satin.

The other one is more "glossy"....
just Googled it, what i got out of it is that satin would not be shinny while gloss is.
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Why are you using a product designed for indoor use?
Most shotgunning is done in the outdoors.

Have you thought about using a product designed for gun stocks like Tru Oil?
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do you want them to look the same? you have two different types of wood that will stain differently. there are ways to correct this.
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do you want them to look the same? you have two different types of wood that will stain differently. there are ways to correct this.
yes i want them to look the same. how is it corrected? I am looking for a red mahogany stain.

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Why are you using a product designed for indoor use?
Most shotgunning is done in the outdoors.

Have you thought about using a product designed for gun stocks like Tru Oil?
i was going to use this (http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053) to stain it.
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Ok so new question, the stock and the forend are different wood types. The forend is lighter and the stock is darker. What i was going to do was stain the stock with less coats then the forend to try and make them come out the same. Is that the way to try and make them the same color or is there something else i need to do?
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Looks like a birch forend and a walnut butt stock to me. Why mahogany stain?
I realize it's not a military arm; but do yourself a favor and read this how to guide from CMP about staining birch to walnut using alcohol based stains. Specifically, section 6.4
http://www.odcmp.com/Sales/askarmore...article.htm#64
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Looks like a birch forend and a walnut butt stock to me. Why mahogany stain?
I realize it's not a military arm; but do yourself a favor and read this how to guide from CMP about staining birch to walnut using alcohol based stains. Specifically, section 6.4
http://www.odcmp.com/Sales/askarmore...article.htm#64
thanks alot, that helps alot
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yes i want them to look the same. how is it corrected? I am looking for a red mahogany stain.
you can use a stain conditioner. pm me for details. it is too late for me to type it out now.
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update on the first post, project complete.
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Nice work! Looks beautiful
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