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 Best way to clean a synthetic stock?
Firedude  [Team Member]
1/12/2006 7:35:10 AM EST
Whats the best way to clean a synthetic stock and keep it looking decent? What products do you use? I spoke to a local gun shop and the suggested armoral (sp?), but I don't want it to look glossy or feel slick.

Thanks.
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Bama-Shooter  [Team Member]
1/12/2006 7:35:37 AM EST
Soap and water.
Firedude  [Team Member]
1/12/2006 7:56:37 AM EST
Besides soap and water, does anyone use a particular product on their synthetic stock that works good?
SubnetMask  [Team Member]
1/12/2006 7:57:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By Firedude:
Besides soap and water, does anyone use a particular product on their synthetic stock that works good?



Uh...Dial and Aquafina?
jr1092  [Member]
1/12/2006 8:00:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:

Originally Posted By Firedude:
Besides soap and water, does anyone use a particular product on their synthetic stock that works good?



Uh...Dial and Aquafina?



efpeter  [Member]
1/12/2006 8:01:44 AM EST
Synthetic soap, and rinse well with dehydrated water to prevent spots.







I just wipe it off and oil it up with the rest of the weapon.
buckfever34  [Team Member]
1/12/2006 8:01:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Soap and water.




Soap and water that's all you need.
ShadowCompany  [Member]
1/12/2006 9:49:36 AM EST
I had a synthetic stock that dried out so I tried ArmourAll (it's an automotive product for plastics and rubber parts) but it didn't work all that great and it left somewhat of a residue. Haven't tried anything else yet but would like to find something that works good on synthetics, and doesn't leave them slick or filmy. I'm surprised gun cleaning products companies don't have something specifically for treating synthetic stocks.
LUGERMAN  [Member]
1/12/2006 10:10:07 AM EST
I just rub some Breakfree on mine.
ARKAN_the_Tiger  [Team Member]
1/12/2006 10:13:09 AM EST
If its a black stock and you want to cover scratches and blemishes, whipe it down with black kiwi shoe polish after the soap and water treatment. It covers the scratches and the wax gives it some water resistance. Its good to use of the finish of the rifle for the same purposes.
Dusty_C  [Team Member]
1/12/2006 10:13:50 AM EST
409 or armor all
Teufel_Hunden85  [Member]
1/12/2006 10:21:31 AM EST
Rub gun oil on it, and then wipe the excess off. It will be nice and shiny, and it won't be all slippery either, unless you don't wipe it off.
ken_mays  [Team Member]
1/12/2006 10:29:31 AM EST
Simple Green. Also works on the metal.

I've never seen a synthetic stock that "needed" oil. It isn't wood.
The_Beer_Slayer  [Moderator]
1/12/2006 10:30:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By ARKAN_the_Tiger:
If its a black stock and you want to cover scratches and blemishes, whipe it down with black kiwi shoe polish after the soap and water treatment. It covers the scratches and the wax gives it some water resistance. Its good to use of the finish of the rifle for the same purposes.



if it's synthetic it should need any water resistance. never seen plastic that was damaged by water
VTHOKIESHOOTER  [Team Member]
1/12/2006 10:32:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
409 or armor all

Wouldn't armor all make it hard to hold on to?
The_Beer_Slayer  [Moderator]
1/12/2006 10:34:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By ken_mays:
Simple Green. Also works on the metal.

I've never seen a synthetic stock that "needed" oil. It isn't wood.



simple green is Very caustic to alluminum and other metals. use with care as it could damage the reienforcement in the stock if not completely rinsed.
SirDrinksAlot  [Team Member]
1/12/2006 10:37:41 AM EST
I like to use mud and my dirty sutty patches from when I clean my other guns.
twonami  [Team Member]
1/12/2006 10:39:21 AM EST
synthetic stock on what?
Lancelot  [Team Member]
1/12/2006 10:55:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
409 or armor all

Wouldn't armor all make it hard to hold on to?





Yes. Which is why you should never use the stuff on your car pedals or steering wheel. I suspect shoe polish might act the same way.

Soap and water is all you need.
twonami  [Team Member]
1/12/2006 10:56:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lancelot:

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
409 or armor all

Wouldn't armor all make it hard to hold on to?





Yes. Which is why you should never use the stuff on your car pedals or steering wheel. I suspect shoe polish might act the same way.

Soap and water is all you need.


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ken_mays  [Team Member]
1/12/2006 11:23:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:

Originally Posted By ken_mays:
Simple Green. Also works on the metal.

I've never seen a synthetic stock that "needed" oil. It isn't wood.



simple green is Very mildly caustic to alluminum and other metals. use with care as it could damage the reienforcement in the stock if not completely rinsed.



It ain't lye. Never had problems with it personally.
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