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    Trouble Removing Stain From Checkering

    Hi everyone, I am redoing the stock on a gun as a present for my brother. I have used a stripper but I cannot seem to strip the checkering. I have used 4 coats and I seen some stripping but then no more after the second coat. I have no clue what was used in the checkering but it is driving me crazy trying to strip it. Any help would be appreciated!

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    Welcome to the forum. Soaking in acetone should remove anything that's removable. There are several previous threads about refinishing. A search on refinish in the ColtRevolvers or ColtSmithing topics should find some.

    Searching on acetone also finds some. Here is one example. Unfortunately, photos are missing. What Removes The Finish On Python Grips?
    Last edited by A1A; 07-18-2009 at 07:22 PM.

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    On some later grips with urethane finishes, I have discovered it takes more than a day in the acetone, and it takes scrubbing the checkering with a toothbrush to get the old finish off. This may be your problem.

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    I used Critustrip three times and each time I used a nylon and a fine soft wire brush going in the direction of the grooves in the checkering. It worked fine for me. Just go gentle with the wire brush.
    Remember this was a SOFT wire brush.


 

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