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    I know someone has answered this question in the last 6 months but I have searched all thru the forum and cant find the thread. What do you use to leach the oil and grease stains out of a wood stock before re-finishing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alangaq View Post
    I know someone has answered this question in the last 6 months but I have searched all thru the forum and cant find the thread. What do you use to leach the oil and grease stains out of a wood stock before re-finishing?
    Brownells sells a chemcial but I forgot what it is called. It is a powder and you mix it with something to make a paste. You might find it on there web site.
    Or maybe somebody here knows what it called?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alangaq View Post
    I know someone has answered this question in the last 6 months but I have searched all thru the forum and cant find the thread. What do you use to leach the oil and grease stains out of a wood stock before re-finishing?

    Get your self some of the Formbey's finish remover from the paint store/hardware store.

    A couple of rubber bands and a couple of rolls of paper towels. Get a cheap paint brush, 2".

    Follow the directions on the can.
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    Any solvent will work: paint thinner, acetone, methyl ethyl ketone...

    I use paint thinner first, allowing the stock to sit in the liquid a few days, then air dry. Do this a few times. Then proceed using clean solvent. I use several washes of acetone to remove the oils once on the surface.
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