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Unread 07-26-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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What type of finish is on the repro. stock. Mine has some light scuffs and some dull spots from cleaning solvent. None of the blemishes are through the finish, is there something I could wipe on to shine it back up?

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Unread 07-26-2009, 11:02 PM   #2
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The clearcoat that is on the repro's is a urathane similar to automotive clear. I have hand polished blemishes out with metal polish, flitz or chrome polish for motorcycles and cotton cloth. Do not use any abrassives only mild polish. Use plenty of polish, one layer of cloth and rub the area till it gets warm or hot in the palm of hand. Rub hard and fast ...it will get warm and soften the finnish to a luster again. Keep working the area till happy...final buff with clean cotton cloth. I just had an issue this past week...I used some bug spray with deet, it was a warm muggy evening and I got this stuff on my hands then onto the stock. It started to soften the clearcoat by the time we finished shooting. The stock had a area that was now very dull looking like a hand print. I did just as said above and it all is O.K. now. USE NO BUG SPRAY ON THE HANDS!!!! Some wood wax or auto polish on the stock may be a good idea to help protect the clearcoat on warm sweaty days. thanks Kenny Graft SXS ohio...(-:
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Unread 07-26-2009, 11:10 PM   #3
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Pledge furniture polish works for me. Be careful not to use anything at all aggressive or you will go right through the first layer and leave an unsightly (and permanent) "fisheye." I believe it is a polyurethane finish, but I don't think there is any kind of "clearcoat" as Kenny said, just the finish.
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Thanks guys. I'll try the pledge first, if I need to be more aggressive I'll try the polish. I wiped the stock down and the rag that apparently had a little kroil on it so there is a dull spot the size of a half dollar you can see in the light. I'll give it a shot tonight.
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Regarding the Deet bug repellent - fly fishers have learned that Deet is also murder on fly lines. To solve the problem, I apply the Deet to the back of my hands and wipe neck and face with the back of my hands.
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For me, the DEET problem has solved itself. When I began using it more than twenty years ago I developed severe headaches and became violently sick to my stomach. It also deteriorated the steering wheels of my GMC and my Volvo. I stopped using it the first summer I started using it but not until I learned what was the cause of my physical reaction.
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New pics see photo friday post from today
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I posted pictures of 4 of my repro's to compair wood types...please see that post...thanks Kenny SXS ohio
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Kenny, where is the post? I can't find it.
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Look at thread, stock wood..page 3 foto friday section forums...(-:
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