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Protecting a wooden stock

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by EM87, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. EM87

    EM87

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    I have a beautiful AK with a few very small spots on the stock and front grip that are missing the finish. What's the best way to clean and protect the finished wood? What should I do to the small unfinished spots to protect them?
     
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    Recoat the bare areas with a similar finish.
     

  3. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    If you want to keep it original, use Johnson's paste wax.
     
  4. my762buzz

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    Pledge seems to work fine for wood.
    Don't use the orange scented version because it will attract bees while your out shooting.
     
  5. EM87

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    Seriously? That's pretty funny.
     
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    Protecting wood from moisture and protecting it from dings and scratches are not the same. Use a good varnish like Bullseye amber shellac for the AK or any Russian rifle for that matter. It will give it an "orangish" color a give you a very protective, hardened finish and you'll never have to worry about putting a shine on the wood.
     
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    Yes, bees and fruit flies.