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Unread 09-09-2009, 10:21 AM   #1
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Has anyone followed the process recommended by CVSM? (see below)

"Our correct period pad is the exact color of the pre-war silver’s pad. When they are finished in the described manner, they are undetectable from the original pre-war pad. We have spent a lot of time developing the correct color for this pad.

1. After installation of the pad, buff it with Vaseline to add a sheen
2. Coat it with varnish, tru-oil, and shellac and let dry. This will preserve the sheen."

So I am supposed to apply vasoline, varnish, tru-oil AND shellac?

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Unread 09-09-2009, 11:08 AM   #2
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Worked fine for me. Vaseline then Tru-Oil. Tru-Oil is mostly shellac. Should be "or", not "and". Or you can just use the gun and the pad will darken over time. Maybe Budweiser works too.
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Jay,

My method has always been duck blood and bacon grease with a thin coating of "blue" mud.


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Destry, I like your idea the best. I'll make a deal with you: I'll supply the bacon grease if you'll supply the mud. This 20 is choked IM/IM and should make a heck of a gun for woodies and teal.

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I'll pick up a couple handfuls next time I'm down south where the real stuff comes from.

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Just got my 10 ga barrels back from Dale and I can't wait to put them to good use. You planning multiple trips over to Mitchell's Bay next month?
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Ok ! Wheres the Pictures ?
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Steve,

Tried to take a couple yesterday but the lighting did not cooperate. I think they came out REALLY well. Great contrast.

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Just posted them under a new thread.
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Jay,

We'll be over there pretty regular starting on opening day until the last day in January. October isn't the best month, wait and come in November when it's starting to get right.

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