Refinishing my 92 wood

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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby zippy » 24 Jul 2017 13

Hubby just sent pics of the waxed Rossi wood. Not the prettiest grained wood, but I like the looks much better now that the dull red finish is off and what passes for grain in that wood is showing.

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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby GRV01 » 24 Jul 2017 13

Youre right, not the best out there but miles ahead of what it was. And thats just from a few coats of renwax?

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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby HarryAlonzo » 24 Jul 2017 14

Have a read through this string:

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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby zippy » 24 Jul 2017 18

GRV01 wrote:Youre right, not the best out there but miles ahead of what it was. And thats just from a few coats of renwax?

Def getting some


Yes, he said two coats of Renwax was all he did to the Rossi.

I'm kind of glad we didn't commit to a lot of furniture grade refinishing only to find that minimal grain hiding underneath the red factory finish. On the plus side, I knew about the mystery wood when I bought the Rossi, and now that it's in a natural color, it doesn't bother me at all.
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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby rondog » 25 Jul 2017 16

-update-

Stripped the BLO that I'd just put on back off with Purple Power (good stuff), dried, lightly sanded, and then applied a couple of good, heavy coats of Watco Danish Oil, Medium Walnut. By golly, I think we have a winner! Wood now looks 100% better, IMO. Letting it rest and dry for awhile, then I'm going to coat it with Tom's 1/3 Military Stock Wax and call it done.

I'd love to bring photos, but I can't seem to do so from my phone, I swore I have before. And since Photobucket went insane, can't use that.
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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby akuser47 » 25 Jul 2017 22

I like it looks great +guns
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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby rondog » 26 Jul 2017 13

All right, this is much better now! Looks like a proper levergun now, IMO. Some before and after photos.

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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby rondog » 26 Jul 2017 13

Few more - Again, this is with the Watco Danish Oil Finish, Medium Walnut. Top coated with Tom's 1/3 Military Stock Wax, aka Gunny Paste.
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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby ksmoose » 26 Jul 2017 15

What is there to say but " I like "
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