How much does it cost to have a gun stock refinished?
Current Refinishing Pricing for most gunstocks: $385 – 445 for most stocks. The amount depends on variables such as type of wood; ease/difficulty of old finish removal; extent and location of dents, gouges, scratches; coats required, etc.
What is the best finish to put on a gun stock?
The best finish to put on a gun stock is an oil finish. It is easy to apply, durable and can be used on finished and unfinished wood. Oil finish is also water-proof, prevents UV light from damaging the wood, and can last for several years.
Is Tung oil good for gun stocks?
Is Tung Oil Good for Gun Stocks? Yes, tung oil is good for gun stocks as it is durable, penetrates the wood grain, and is relatively weather resistant. Tung oil is also a natural, non-toxic product, so you don’t have to worry about VOCs when applying it.
Does refinishing a gun affect its value?
The stock and fore end wood would be refinished, again, using the original Winchester methods. This is a costly process, at least $2000.00; however, it could increase the gun’s value to about $12,000.00. A worthwhile return on investment. There are times when even cleaning a gun can destroy its value.
How many coats of Tru oil are on a gun stock?
I’m very lightly sanding with a fine wet-dry sandpaper between coats. 0000 steel wool between coats,unless its like 600 grt. sandpaper you are useing. 7 to 12 coats is a good starting place.
What kind of oil do you use to refinish a gun stock?
Tru-Oil Application Tru-Oil Gun Stock Finish has been the professional’s choice for easy, top-quality gun stock finishing for more than 40 years.
Can you stain a gun stock?
2 If the stock is relatively scratch-free, give it a gentle sanding with 120-grit, 180-grit, and finally 280-grit paper and polish with extrafine steel wool. Wipe with a tack cloth and go right to staining or applying Tru-Oil® Gun Stock Finish.
Should you refinish an old gun stock?
Even with the best gun stock finish at your disposal, please keep in mind the first rule of refinishing: “If in doubt, don’t.” On the other hand, there are those of us who want only to restore some of the look of newness to a favorite old hunting companion.
Should I refinish an old gun?
If you want to make it look new, or create a custom look, refinishing may be your best choice. During refinishing, the gun is disassembled and cleaned; the metal is polished and prepped.
Do you sand between coats of Tru oil?
the coats of oil should barely make the wood look wet where its applied. rubbed in this thin , tru oil will dry in several hours. keep adding coats til your happy, no need for sanding or steel wool between coats.