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Wax V Oil for stocks ?

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I oil my stocks ( true Oil ) but i am wondering if Stock Wax might be quicker and better . as i am told you can use it on metal work as well . anybody use it ??? HOLLY

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Wel;l sent off for some birchwood casey stock wax , so i will see how it goes ??? HOLLY

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I wouldnt regard Tru Oil as an oil, its a covering like a paint often looks tacky and flakes away on some woods.

Proper oils you build up which takes time ie CCL, Trade Secret, London Oil and more.

 

What happens when you heat wax up.

Much like Garnet polish.

 

Quickest finish on any stock sealed is that Walnut oil and smells nice.

 

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The stock i got from Jon has a wax finish . so i will see how that goes . i see the full bore gunsmiths use it for cleaning and restoration of the older guns , metal as well as wood . give it a go now as i have ordered a bottle ??? HOLLY

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Wouldnt be used for a quality gun so dismiss that.

Theres gunsmiths and theres gunsmiths.

 

Quick tart up on an old quality gun was garnett polish, looked superb but didnt last long, still got some.

 

 

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Just gave gary canes finest a touch of parker hales walnut oil . i had to take it out of the stock to adjust the trigger ( little bit of creep ) and it had got a bit wet today at the club . a couple of drops did the whole stock . ??? HOLLY

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One finger will do the whole side of a stock, nothing easier to use. Just leave it a day maybe two.

 

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I do like the small of the oil . as said Jon's stock is waxed finish . so i will see how i like that ??? HOLLY

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My laminate stock has true oil but I was told by another stock maker that the silver/grey parts of the stock could turn brown with age because of it. 

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It will wear off, mine did.

Looks ok from a  distance when done, its when the water gets under it.

 

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The good thing about an oil finish is it is quick and easy to to top up . plus the stock gets darker ass you go . which i like ??? HOLLY

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i like the finish Tru Oil gave my stock and im rubbish at that kind of thing

 

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Yep i like Tru oil ??? HOLLY

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