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Old 01-05-2005, 04:05 PM   #1
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Home made stock stains.

I've been messing around with some alcohol based, home made stock stain. Been trying to get a nice reddish-brown. Pics were taken inside with flash.


The neat thing about alcohol based stains is that:
they dry almost instantly,
if too light just add more,
if too dark just wipe down with alcohol,
it doesn't seem to raise the grain at all.

What do you think of the color? Too red? I think I like it.
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Old 01-05-2005, 06:41 PM   #2
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not too red at all. are you using fiebing's, or dry aniline dyes?
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Old 01-05-2005, 06:44 PM   #3
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once again JohnnyReb... YOU MAKE ME SICK!!!!!!... why... I dont have an M1A @ the moment!!!!! GAAACK!!!

Thats one hell of a stock... Great job... again... as usual...

(If i were you, i'd expand into other common surplus stocks IE Carbine, Garand, 1903/03A3, 1917, Mauser, Mosin etc...)
Old 01-05-2005, 06:50 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by delloro
not too red at all. are you using fiebing's, or dry aniline dyes?
Some dry powder clothing dyes, mixed with denatured alcohol.
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Old 01-05-2005, 07:18 PM   #5
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WOW That looks beautiful!!!! Excellent work sir.
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Old 01-12-2005, 08:28 AM   #6
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Johnny Reb-
Incredible! Very nice! Just enough red for the contrast.
Outstanding job!
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Old 02-02-2005, 04:41 PM   #7
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JohnnyReb, That has to be, by far, one of the
nicest looking stock colors I ahve seen.

I wouldn't change it.
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Old 02-02-2005, 05:01 PM   #8
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Absolutely stunning. Don't change a thing.
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