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Posted: 8/17/2004 2:03:09 AM EST
Can you guys let me know the company and color of the stains you used and maybe post a pic also. I have a WASR-10 with a bare stock and I want it darker but also want a sealer on the wood. I went to clean the gun for the first time and had to be realy careful not to sling the rifle with cleaner. I am shooting with the idea of a redish tint not to dark of stain but any examples will work.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 4:09:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 2:22:26 PM EST
Nastycobra,

The color is a personal thing. I've done dark walnut, light maple, medium red, etc. I use minwax stains available most anywhere, got mine at Walmart. Just follow traditional wood refinishing rules & it'll turn out great. Final finish is also a personal thing. I like hi gloss, but semi gloss & just plain dull are available also. I also use minwax poly for that. Hope this has been of some help.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 3:58:19 PM EST
You guys are helping me out but I would still like to get some photos. I dont something dark but I like the red tint.

Keeo em posting guys.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:07:39 PM EST
220 grit sandpaper followed by 0000 steel wool.
Minwax Red Oak followed by Minwax spray on satin finish polyurethane.

Link Posted: 8/19/2004 8:13:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 8:26:25 AM EST by slefelar]
Here is mine:





Link Posted: 8/20/2004 7:14:25 PM EST
I sanded the laminated stocks on my SAR1 with 100 grit paper. Used 000 steel wool between coats of tung oil (3). I applied Tru-Test Enrich brand Cherrywood stain (PE-10) two or three times. Should have a pic in the photo thread.

Had a hard-drive melt down last weekend so I don't have any pics of the rifle on the 'puter right now.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 5:57:29 AM EST


Mahogony finish followed up by 11 coats of tung oil, follow directions to the fullest on the can
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 9:59:19 AM EST
only picture I have...



Minwax natural cherry gel stain with a satin poly finish. Allowed to cure for one month before final sanding /waxing process.

Link Posted: 9/12/2004 10:08:12 AM EST
Stripped with a cheap stripper from wal-mart, then sanded with fine grit paper... then steel wool'd to smooth it out.... then applied Birchwood Casey Tru-oil. She's SWEET.

Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:01:49 PM EST
Hey, the mag in that AK is not inserted properly...it's not even dangerous like that...
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 4:44:57 AM EST
I just did a SAR2 in red mahogany and satin poly came out freakin sweet!!!
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