B51 Stock - stripped -- need ideas

B51 Stock - stripped -- need ideas

Joined: December 26th, 2011, 2:39 pm

August 6th, 2012, 8:26 am #1

I've managed to stripped it after hours of hard labor and swelling fingers due to sanding
I now need some ideas on what finish to apply, I've searched on here but only few pics appeared.
please some pics of your B50's/51 to get me inspired.
Thank you :D
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Joined: April 21st, 2004, 10:47 pm

August 6th, 2012, 10:55 am #2


a few years ago,
http://www.network54.com/Forum/113813/m ... +and+stain

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Joined: September 19th, 2010, 11:38 pm

August 6th, 2012, 1:46 pm #3

I've managed to stripped it after hours of hard labor and swelling fingers due to sanding
I now need some ideas on what finish to apply, I've searched on here but only few pics appeared.
please some pics of your B50's/51 to get me inspired.
Thank you :D
I just took a picture of a AIC sniper stock, a can of Bondo and went to work with a saw, drill and sand paper.
Then I painted it with Rust-Oleum Textured outdoor furniture paint.
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Joined: November 17th, 2006, 3:51 am

August 6th, 2012, 9:37 pm #4

I've managed to stripped it after hours of hard labor and swelling fingers due to sanding
I now need some ideas on what finish to apply, I've searched on here but only few pics appeared.
please some pics of your B50's/51 to get me inspired.
Thank you :D
Them most of the Chinese guns use that odd native wood that I tend to call Chinacrapwood. It evidently comes from small diameter trees.

Original finish is thick, lies on top of the wood, and tends to hide everything below (kind of like toe-nail polish). Once removed, may find some spots/cracks that have been filled. The filler will ALWAYS suck up more stain than the wood, always becoming darker than the wood.
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May also find a few knot-holes, which also always turn out darker than the rest of the stock.
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IF you have those faults, you can try the following. LIGHTLY stain just the problem areasuse thinned stain and go lightly. Once its cured, then paint over the knotholes/filler areas with varnish. Once that is cured, then go ahead and stain the rest of the stock, repeating until the color matches.

Tried that on this QB, which had several large areas of fill. Did get a darker brown stain to work, but it had to be evened out a bit (with BROWN SHOE POLISH) before the application of finish.

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For one without knotholes or filler, it does seem that the Chinacrapwood takes to light colored stains better than dark.

I bought this BAM 51 this way; I do not have the wood working talent to do this kind of work. Evidently its a reshaped BAM 51 stock with some contrasting wood additions. Still sticking to the honey blond color, which works out pretty well on the Chinacrapwood.

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Probably the same type of wood on an AR2078. Again, the honey blond color seemed to take well.
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Joined: December 26th, 2011, 2:39 pm

August 7th, 2012, 7:37 am #5

mine is ok, the grain looks great and there's no wood filler or something. I will post the pics of my stock when I get home from work. Thanks again for all the inputs
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Joined: May 18th, 2003, 8:18 am

August 9th, 2012, 3:13 am #6

I've managed to stripped it after hours of hard labor and swelling fingers due to sanding
I now need some ideas on what finish to apply, I've searched on here but only few pics appeared.
please some pics of your B50's/51 to get me inspired.
Thank you :D
I also did not like the stock out of the box because of the thick varnish used. When I stripped it down, I found this one to have almost none of the typical filler / patched areas as Robert spoke of. So I just did a clear coat and shot it for several seasons this way.

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Recently decided to give it a face lift and went with the truck bed liner for that Black Gun look.

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Joined: February 16th, 2006, 6:03 am

August 13th, 2012, 9:05 am #7

This is what the BAM stock will look like if you finish it with Schaftol dark brown stain....







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