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Old 07-18-2013, 1:53 PM
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I need some help waxing up my new walnut stocked shotgun. Do I wax the checkered areas, too? How many coats? Any help you can give is appreciated. I have Johnson Paste Wax and Birchwood Gun Stock Wax. Which do I use? What say you? Thanks...
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I use Renaissance wax on my firearms that I don't shoot often.
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I use Renaissance wax on my firearms that I don't shoot often.
I am asking about the wooden gunstock on a working hunting gun...
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I am asking about the wooden gunstock on a working hunting gun...
Yep, that's what I use the Renaissance wax on. It does not build up and does not promote moisture retention. It's used on ancient oil paintings and wood carvings...and it works really well on my gun stocks.
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Shot gun new or new to you?? If it new one coat of wax would be fine and yes wax the checkering just be sure to not get to much in the checkering as it will cause build up. A soft bristle tooth brush works well for this.

Either wax will work fine as well as the Renaissance wax.
Do yourself a favor and wax the metal too. it will keep rust at bay for years.
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Howard's Feed and Wax for me
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Howard's Feed and Wax for me
I have a bottle of that too but thats for my Gerstner
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Howard's Feed and Wax for me
Isn't that for furniture kept out of the weather?
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Isn't that for furniture kept out of the weather?
Yeah it's more of a lemon oil and bees wax liquid then anything. Works great on Oak but not really designed for outdoor use. It will bring a nice shine to a well finished piece of wood and has a pleasant sent.
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There is a fellow that posts on RFC often that knows all about finishes, as he produces replica antique furniture. He has taught me a lot, and he advocates either Renaissance Wax, his first choice, or Johnson's Paste as his second choice. They do not contain any silicones, as Howards and most other waxes, including Birchwood Casey do. The silicone works its way down into the finish, and can result in splotching and staining. Howards contains mineral oil, not very good for wood either. If you have already waxed a stock with a silicone or mineral oil product, It can be removed by first wiping it down with Mineral Spirits, then mild soap and water. Then use a good wax like the two above. Hope this helps you.
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..hey Stott, how would u do a sealant for a bakelite finish..like a pistol grip or handguard after retoring it?
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Depends on what you want. If you are just trying to restore the luster to the aged bakelite, Believe it or not simichrome works well. Treat bakelite like an aged paint job on an old car. Automotive polishes and waxes work well. Do not use and powered buffing equipment unless you are experienced in polishing plastic you can burn or destroy a part in an instant.
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Depends on what you want. If you are just trying to restore the luster to the aged bakelite, Believe it or not simichrome works well. Treat bakelite like an aged paint job on an old car. Automotive polishes and waxes work well. Do not use and powered buffing equipment unless you are experienced in polishing plastic you can burn or destroy a part in an instant.
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You know that is exactly why the sign in my shop is not a joke

I've loaned stuff out to people I thought I could trust only for the person and tool to never have been heard from again. If I come off like a jerk when someone want to "borrow" headspace gages riveting tools or what have you. Well there is a reason behind the attitude
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You know that is exactly why the sign in my shop is not a joke

I've loaned stuff out to people I thought I could trust only for the person and tool to never have been heard from again. If I come off like a jerk when someone want to "borrow" headspace gages riveting tools or what have you. Well there is a reason behind the attitude
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If I need a tool, I buy it and I always advise others to do the same. I say this to all visitors to my work area so they get the idea up front. Saves embarrassment later.

"Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry." Even Shakespeare knew this in the 16th Century!
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You know that is exactly why the sign in my shop is not a joke

I've loaned stuff out to people I thought I could trust only for the person and tool to never have been heard from again. If I come off like a jerk when someone want to "borrow" headspace gages riveting tools or what have you. Well there is a reason behind the attitude
Based on your toolbox, I'd rather not borrow your Harbor Freight tools anyways

OP, is this a finished stock that needs a protectant? or are you talking about finishing raw wood? My working guns get BLO. But that's raw wood. this is the gunsmith section, couldnt tell from the post.
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