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stripper for synthetic gunstock finishes?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by pybyr, Dec 4, 2008.

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  1. pybyr

    pybyr Minister of Fire

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    some time much later this winter, after I have my new wood heat system running, I want to do an oil finish on a couple of riflestocks (one a Ruger, one a T/C) that have some sort of synthetic varnish that merely laughed at the other things I previously tried, like CitrusStrip and even Easy-Off (which has stripped most wood finishes that I have dealt with that did not respond to other stripping agents).

    Any suggestions of something that will work with a minimum of awful fumes? I know that the methylene chloride stuff like ZipStrip may work, but I really despise being around the fumes from that

    thanks

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  2. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    If you don't want meth chloride, I'd hit them with a card scraper. You'll also want a burnisher to form the hook.

    Sandpaper would work also, but I just don't like the stuff.

    Matt
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    Oops, sorry.
    I saw the word stripper and neglected to read the rest.
    Carry on.
  4. pybyr

    pybyr Minister of Fire

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    :)
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    Given that both makers are still in business, I'd consider contacting their technical departments and asking for advice - likely it's a question they've gotten before and could give you a better answer since they know just what sort of goop they were using to finish the stocks...

    Gooserider
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