Wed, Jan 31, 2007, 5:52am (EST-1) snipped-for-privacy@NOSPAMcharter.net
(Prometheus) doth query:
<snip> What does a gunstock manufacturer normally use for this?
Well, the last grips I made, for me, I am sure I brushed on poly.
Nowadays I'd use water-base poly. However, they were not fancy wood, in
fact molded from wood dough for a custom fit, and they go a lot of
handling, so wanted something that'd hold up. Damn, wish I still had
that gun. Ah well. The grips still looked as pristine as they day they
were finished. When I finally finished molding the grips, didn't even
need to aim, just point, and it was right on target - very nice house
Lacewood, eh? Probably not going to be handled a lot. Hell, in
that case I might just use paste wax - if it was for myself anyway - but
I'd probably opt for water-base poly instead. However, I've got a very
nice set of factory Ruger wood grips. From the look, and feel, it
doesn't have any finish at all, but I'm sure it does - after all this
time, the grips still look like new. If it was me, I'd get ahold of
them, and ask what they use - worst they can do (probably) is not just
tell you no but Hell no..
For rifle stocks, especially those tht are expected to get a lot of
rough use, several high end rmanufacturers spray the stocks with some
type of poly. Makes the stocks shiny and pretty much scratch resistant
as I understand.
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