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Posted: 9/7/2009 8:32:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/7/2009 8:33:05 AM EST by WldWldWest]
Somebody school me on refinishing the forearm on my yugo!

I dont want to spend alot of time on it...Just dress it up a bit!

Thanks, Doug
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 10:47:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/7/2009 11:03:22 AM EST by jjglith]

If its not too bad. Try extra fine steel wool with lots of paint thinner to get the dirt and grease off. Let it dry. Repeat. If that works. Sand lightly then spray it with urethane gloss/satin/flat your choice.

If your still not satisfied. Paint stripper/sand/stain then finish with tung oil or urethane.


Link Posted: 9/7/2009 12:38:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/7/2009 12:40:25 PM EST by Liquidmetal]
For a more authentic finish consider using BLO.

There are multiple ways to apply BLO, the one I have adopted is one that I picked up on another gun forum:

1- Clean the wood with mineral spirits or acetone (whichever I have on hand at the time).
2- Sand wood to desired smoothness.
3- One more wipe down with the mineral spirits or acetone.
4- First application of BLO with a lint-free rag or small brush. After a 10-15 minute wait, I wipe excess BLO from the wood.
5- Allow to dry (no longer tacky to the touch).
6- Light rubbing with 0000 steel wool to remove any surface contaminants and smooth the surface of the finish.
7- Next application of BLO, again wiping excess off after 10 minutes or so.
8- Hit it with the steel wool again.

Repeat steps 7 & 8 as necessary. I usually go with 5 or 6 applications on the initial run, depending on how dry the wood is. You can re-apply the BLO as necessary to maintain the finish on the wood. I usually do it twice a year just to make myself feel good about it.

Carefully dispose of any waste with BLO on it. BLO is exothermic and has been known to burn houses down if not properly disposed of.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 8:21:37 AM EST
I used the BLO method as described above and I like the results...





Link Posted: 9/13/2009 11:47:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By Liquidmetal:
For a more authentic finish consider using BLO.

There are multiple ways to apply BLO, the one I have adopted is one that I picked up on another gun forum:

1- Clean the wood with mineral spirits or acetone (whichever I have on hand at the time).
2- Sand wood to desired smoothness.
3- One more wipe down with the mineral spirits or acetone.
4- First application of BLO with a lint-free rag or small brush. After a 10-15 minute wait, I wipe excess BLO from the wood.
5- Allow to dry (no longer tacky to the touch).
6- Light rubbing with 0000 steel wool to remove any surface contaminants and smooth the surface of the finish.
7- Next application of BLO, again wiping excess off after 10 minutes or so.
8- Hit it with the steel wool again.

Repeat steps 7 & 8 as necessary. I usually go with 5 or 6 applications on the initial run, depending on how dry the wood is. You can re-apply the BLO as necessary to maintain the finish on the wood. I usually do it twice a year just to make myself feel good about it.

Carefully dispose of any waste with BLO on it. BLO is exothermic and has been known to burn houses down if not properly disposed of.


BLO? whats that?
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 12:13:02 PM EST
Boiled Linseed Oil
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 1:58:43 PM EST
1- Clean the wood with mineral spirits or acetone (whichever I have on hand at the time).
2- Sand wood to desired smoothness.
3- One more wipe down with the mineral spirits or acetone.
4- First application of BLO with a lint-free rag or small brush. After a 10-15 minute wait, I wipe excess BLO from the wood.
5- Allow to dry (no longer tacky to the touch).
6- Light rubbing with 0000 steel wool to remove any surface contaminants and smooth the surface of the finish.
7- Next application of BLO, again wiping excess off after 10 minutes or so.
8- Hit it with the steel wool again.


Watco Danish Oil/stain. The stuff is THE best, seriously. It has some sort of polymers that harden and bond with the wood. Thank me later

Minwax fine furniture wax - as many coats as you can bear to do.

You will have a better, far more durable finish than it ever had.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 2:37:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Maryland_Shooter:
1- Clean the wood with mineral spirits or acetone (whichever I have on hand at the time).
2- Sand wood to desired smoothness.
3- One more wipe down with the mineral spirits or acetone.
4- First application of BLO with a lint-free rag or small brush. After a 10-15 minute wait, I wipe excess BLO from the wood.
5- Allow to dry (no longer tacky to the touch).
6- Light rubbing with 0000 steel wool to remove any surface contaminants and smooth the surface of the finish.
7- Next application of BLO, again wiping excess off after 10 minutes or so.
8- Hit it with the steel wool again.


Watco Danish Oil/stain. The stuff is THE best, seriously. It has some sort of polymers that harden and bond with the wood. Thank me later

Minwax fine furniture wax - as many coats as you can bear to do.

You will have a better, far more durable finish than it ever had.

My post concerned the authenticity of the finish, not the durability of it. So I'll thank you for nothing...


Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:32:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 5:08:10 PM EST by SelectFire]

I cleaned all the wood pretty well with soap and water,went over mine with some 000 steel wool then used 3 or 4 coats of Formby's tongue oil of the low shine variety.I didn't want them to be all shiny and loose the Yugo battle field look.
I was pleased how they turned out.
You be the judge.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:56:22 AM EST


That looks great. I never get tired of looking at pics of B1s. By far my favorite AK variant.
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