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    Refinishing my refinished K98 lol

    Well got bored again yanked my RC K98icon out of the cabinet for an overhaul on the wood. BEFORE anyone jumps on this there were ZERO markings on it other then serial. I had stained it befeore when i cleaned it up but over time it bugged me so im restoring it to look original with just using BLOicon. The stock was in pretty rough shape but came out awesome way better then i thought. Removing the Tung Oil was a nightmare kinda like cleaning up hair gel with a plastic bag it aint happening haha. Scrubbing and ligjtening aside looks damn good. Sanded yes SANDED the crappy roughness away and now its baby smooth. This rifle will look the way it was captured no doubt. More of a natural wood color. Ill be posting pics as i go. Figured I'd share this post with everyone. I very much like restoring war era guns and have some diff techniques that work awesome. I have NO clue why anyone in their right mind would ever use water on their gun to remove cosmolineicon...or a dishwasher...or a tub...or oven. Just stupid if u ask me. Not to mention enjoy the petroleum film on your dishes for lets say...the next 5 years or however long u own it for haha just felt like throwing that in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac2017 View Post
    I have NO clue why anyone in their right mind would ever use water on their gun to remove cosmolineicon
    Boiling water has been the norm to remove cosmoline for a hundred years...approximately...it cleans everything out and heats things up so they dry immediately. It's poured across though so as to take the grease away with it. Not submerged.
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    Diesel works way better on metal as cosmolineicon is a petroleum product and it eats it right off no time at all. Then just a mild effortless scrub for entire gun. Plus it cleans impurities off the metal at same time.

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    Heres the before and after pic of just one coat so far out of 3 maybe. The last pic is obviously semi finished product.
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    Well well....now that all that opaque dark stuff gone there is a marking of some sort on the underside of the butt stock coming thru as oil is setting. Anyone with any info let me know. I cant really make it out.
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    K98 Restore pics so far

    Before and after pics so far...The lighter one is the new finish. Markings are now popping out that were NOT visible before !
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    DONE !!! Looks WAY better then the dark did. Plus it revealed markings i couldn't even see before !





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