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    Stock Cleaning

    What do you guys use to clean your stock(s)? Currently my Garand has dried up Boiled Linseed oil (which usually takes forever to dry) and looks dull over time.
    But What do any of you use daily to keep a nice clean shine or look?

    #2
    BLO. a few applications, then google gunny paste. Or this guy sells a jar for 11 shipped. On cmp forum.

    I have some homemade gunstock wax for sale. I make this at my house and use it on all of my mil surp stocks. I have been using it for years and finally decided to start making it myself. It makes the grain really stand out in the wood and best of all, It smells awesome!

    Apply it by rubbing a generous amount into the wood. The more you work the wax, the better. It does really well with lots of heat from the sun or from elbow grease. After you have coated the wood let it sit for approx 45mins then you can remove it with a cloth towel. Allow the stock to sit for a few hours then you can repeat. I usually apply 4 coats.

    1 Jar for 11$ shipped.

    2 for 21$ Shipped

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      #3
      BLO applied correcty dries overnight or faster, you are doing something wrong. The correct look on a garand stock is dull not overly shiny

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        #4
        Where folks are going to shoot you if they see you, a shiny stock is a liability. I normally use raw linseed oil because it does dry slowly, and penetrates deeply into the wood. My competition rifle held zero throughout the year from 90's heat and humidity to dry sub-zero conditions.
        The thief may possess something he stole, but he does not own it.
        The owner has a right to take his property back from the thief.

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          #5
          It sounds like you're putting on BLO too heavy, not wiping off the excess and putting on too many coats.
          Last edited by jak; 02-13-2022, 08:44 AM.
          Looking for SA bayonets 922033 & 1045220

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            #6
            How often do any of you put BLO on your stocks?

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              #7
              until it stops absorbing oil

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                #8
                BLO needs heat to dry. If cold will take longer or stay sticky.

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                  #9
                  I clean all milsurp stocks with MEK. Disolves EVERY thing right down to the bare wood. Then finished with blo. No stain--blo will make the grain "pop" all by itself.
                  Jon

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