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Old 12-11-2005, 12:59 PM   #1
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Getting the stain out of a stock!!!

I recently picked up a stock for a K-31. I have used the oven cleaner trick and the wood still appears to be retaining the stained color. Any suggestions on how to get it back to clean wood

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Old 12-11-2005, 01:17 PM   #2
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wood bleach.

though I do not know the swiss to have stained their stocks. are you sure it's stained?
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Old 12-11-2005, 03:31 PM   #3
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As best I can tell It is!!! It does not look like the oiled stock I am used to seeing!!!

Pictures from the other post!!!

http://battlerifles.ambackforum.com/...ic.php?t=27983

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Old 12-11-2005, 04:17 PM   #4
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looks like euro walnut to me, not stained.

try hot water and purple power, then hot water and oxyclean. no other detergent I have tried takes the color out of walnut like PP IME.

if that doesn't do it for you, try wood bleach, the oxalic acid kind.
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Old 12-12-2005, 04:28 PM   #5
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There are a couple deep scratches is the stock. What would you suggest doing with them. I think sanding them out is out of the question because it would more than likely make it look worse.

Purple power? I have not heard of this!!! What is it and where can I buy it. I have oxyclean alreay!!

Thanks

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I googled it!!! is this it?

http://www.purplepower.com/
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Old 12-12-2005, 05:56 PM   #6
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no, that's not it, it's like simple green but cheaper, and removes more color. just get it at wallymart or an auto parts store.

purple power

scratches will usually steam out, just be persistent. you may have to steam them 5 or more times. be generous with soap and hot water, that's what get the dents, dings and scratches out.
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Old 12-16-2005, 05:07 PM   #7
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delloro:

I have checked every wally mart around where I live and none of them carry the PP.

Home Depot, Lowes, and my local hardware stores do not either!!

That must be a west coast cleaner!!!!

I used stipper on it and have followed up with some oxyclean and its coming out.

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Old 12-17-2005, 07:30 PM   #8
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pm me your address and I will send you some PP. I owe you something for the 7.5 swiss stuff.
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Old 12-18-2005, 09:22 AM   #9
 
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looks like euro walnut to me, not stained.

try hot water and purple power, then hot water and oxyclean. no other detergent I have tried takes the color out of walnut like PP IME.

if that doesn't do it for you, try wood bleach, the oxalic acid kind.
Delloro,

have you every tried easy off? If so, how did it match up against PP & oxyclean?

Thanks,

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Old 12-18-2005, 12:00 PM   #10
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no, have never tried it.
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:57 PM   #11
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delloro:

No need for the PP the Oxyclean kicked A$$!! All I have to do now is decide how to finish the stock.

Any suggestions!!! Linseed Oil & Turpentine!!!

Maybe Birch-Wood Casey TRU-OIL!!! Stain or not to stain!!!

What do you think!!!

I may try the Rit Dye but I have looked at the local stores for the Cocca Brown and they don't have it.

Jon:

What store do you buy that in and what other dyes have you had success with.

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Old 12-19-2005, 05:16 PM   #12
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oil shows more defects than shellac. after the stock is dry, apply mineral spirits ot BBQ lighter fluid to it and see how it looks. if you like it, then I recommend BLO/turp as the walnut K31s were originally oil finished. if the stock looks worse wet than dry, then some shellac, not much, will be a nicer finish. shellac is cheap and easy to remove if you are not happy with it, it comes right off with alcohol.
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Old 12-21-2005, 05:56 PM   #13
 
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Well I couldn't find any PP but that Oxiclean is fantastic stuff. I washed a de-greased Romanian AK47 stock set in it and it came out very clean and removed all of the stain.
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:49 PM   #14
 
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Cocca Brown

I found it at Harris Teeter, a supermarket.
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:57 AM   #15
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Johnny, I used oven cleaner from Food Lion on my Mom's painted toy box. Worked much (!) better than the paint stripper now available.
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