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I plan on re-finishing a stock this winter. I would normally use about 12 coats of Tru-Oil, but I thought I would try something different this time. I would prefer a matt or semi-gloss finish. Has anybody used a spay that was available at Home Depot or Lowes? Doing a really nice job with Tru-Oil can take almost 3 weeks. I was hoping to cut that time down to a week after the sanding was complete.
Thanks for the help.
Hyphen, i just did my 1894 i read this somewhere and it sounded easy so i tried it. Now my stock was in good shape, so i took 4-0 wool lightly rubbed with the grain then took alcohol wiped let dry about 1hr. i bought minwax wipe on poly. i first tried to apply with rag but too much lint, so i just applied with my fingers very little in checkering. let dry for 6hrs then touched where i needed let dry for 24 hrs. then without sanding put another lite coat let dry 24hrs came out beautiful.i am of the minority i like a shiny finish, but you can get satin if you like. It looks and feels great. I don't know how it will hold up my luck first time i get out in weather it'll all peel off:). Good luck OMT"
 

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thanks shooter.

OMT, try the foam paint brushes. no lint or brush marks. i use them all the time for stains on wood and they work great. they come in different sizes and are cheap to boot. use and throw away when finished.
Thanks axxe; you know i did look at the foam brushes but wasn't sure how they would hold up. Thats good to know next time i'll give em a try there cheap enough. Great job on your finish i think next time i'm going to go with an oil finish. OMT"
 

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Hyphen, i just did my 1894 i read this somewhere and it sounded easy so i tried it. Now my stock was in good shape, so i took 4-0 wool lightly rubbed with the grain then took alcohol wiped let dry about 1hr. i bought minwax wipe on poly. i first tried to apply with rag but too much lint, so i just applied with my fingers very little in checkering. let dry for 6hrs then touched where i needed let dry for 24 hrs. then without sanding put another lite coat let dry 24hrs came out beautiful.i am of the minority i like a shiny finish, but you can get satin if you like. It looks and feels great. I don't know how it will hold up my luck first time i get out in weather it'll all peel off:). Good luck OMT"
Hyphen i finally figured out how to get some pics to my album. I just finished all the wood i kow it's shiny i'm happy with it, but you could also go with a satin finish. I'm happy because it didn't take me long to do. It's real easy but my stock was in very good shape. OMT"
 

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Well it seems like everybody is doing some kind of rub on finish. I guess I'll be breaking new ground if I try a spray.
Hypen go for it. the way i figure if i don't like it i'll just do it again. Who knows you might be on to something. I managed to get my pictures in my album, but thats as far as i could go still learning all about this computor stuff. If you get a chance check it out and let me know what you think and good luck on your project. OMT"
 

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I've done a stock with Minwax Spray-on Poly in the satin finish. It's quick drying, and I gave it about 3 - 4 coats, cant remember exactly, and it looks really nice. I know people hate spray on finishes, but that's what Marlin uses on their stocks.
Good for you speed_shooter; i almost used the spray instead i used minwax poly rub on. I used high gloss its nice but a little much. I wish i used the satin. When i get up to it i'll use some 4-0 wool and put some satin on. Are you going to post some pics? I did get some pics to my album, but don't know how to get them to thread, not very good with all this high tech.
 

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OMT, when you post a reply, click on the icon at the top of the reply box that looks like a paperclip. it will open a box up that will allow you to browse the pictures on your computer.

here are some pictures of the Winchester before i refinish the wood on it. i will post some after ones later on tonight. i am stripping all the clear off and sanding it smooth and using a dark red mahogony stain for the first coat and dark walnut for the second coat, followed with a buffing out with paste wax and steel wool.
Axxe, thats a nice looking i can't wait to see it when you are finished. Thanks for the info on posting pics, i'm going to try it right now.

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I plan on re-finishing a stock this winter. I would normally use about 12 coats of Tru-Oil, but I thought I would try something different this time. I would prefer a matt or semi-gloss finish. Has anybody used a spay that was available at Home Depot or Lowes? Doing a really nice job with Tru-Oil can take almost 3 weeks. I was hoping to cut that time down to a week after the sanding was complete.
Thanks for the help.
Hyphen; thanks to axxe i finally got my pics posted. OMT"
 

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Ax i think it looks great, darker might look good also just a matter of personal taste. I wish i didn't use the high gloss, when i get up to it i'm going to do a tung oil hand rub. but for now it is what it is. I never refinished a stock before so i'm learning. Thanks for the pics. Good job OMT"
 
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