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Old 09-06-2012, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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KP Stock re-finishing

Since I went through the process on one of my KP's and documented it with photos I thought I would share. There's many different ways to do this and some other great threads on techniques, but, having woodworking and furniture re-finishing experience, here's how I go about the task.

In the beginning, this KP was well used and the black walnut stock was mottled, scratched, and gouged, the sheen long gone:



Some mineral spirits to remove the lacquer top coat:





180 grit sandpaper, 2 passes with 2 wet wipes in between. Between passes with all sandpaper grits you want to use a damp rag to raise the grain of the wood, then do a pass to knock it down:



Moving to 220 grit, 2 passes, wet wipes in between to knock down raised grain:



You could go 500 grit, wet wipe, and knock down again, but it isn't that big a deal. After 220 you can proceed to Wipe on Polyurethane. I personally prefer the wipe on poly to brush on. The reason is that wipe on poly penetrates the wood to a point where slight dents and scratches don't expose bare wood.

First coat, wait 24 hours to dry, hit with 000 steel wool:



Rinse, repeat with 000 wool, then do two more coats with 0000 wool in between:



And the final, bottom KP is the result, after that just hit it with gun oil after every use:

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I should add that I used Satin finish wipe on poly urethane, which has a low sheen for good grip and low reflection, but again scratches and gouges are less apparent because the wipe on penetrates further down than the top coat type of finish used on the stock stocks. The down side of using wipe on is that if you ever want to strip and re-stain the wood you'll have to sand way far down to get to raw bare wood.
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Looking good I wanna get ahold of another stock. I enjoyed the process on mine

Edit: I've got a satin finish I haven't applied.... Maybe I'll give it a shot.
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Looks great. For the record, the process where you wipe with a wet cloth then knock the fuzz down is called feathering. Good looking stock.
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Nice work! I really love the satin finish wipe on poly too, also Genesee cream ale!
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Nice work! I really love the satin finish wipe on poly too, also Genesee cream ale!
Thanks, I've always liked the satin for the low sheen. And yes, Genny Cream Ale, rare as hens teeth in Minnesota, but I found a place selling it.

Uh, feathering, that's right, my wood production/sciences prof would be disappoint.
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