What do you use in your walnut stock?

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    JAMz
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    I'm wondering what you folks are routinely using to keep your walnut clean and free of grime and sweat and all that kind of nastiness. I like the matte finish on my walnut stock so I don't want to mess with it applying anything unnecessary.

    Cheers!

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    Motorhead
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    PASTE WAX …… Furniture grade British manufactured "BRIWAX" with pigment if wanting to darken slightly, or Clear.

    Domestic furniture wax would use "HOWARDS" or "TREWAX" used for hardwood floors.

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    Long_Gun_Dallas
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    I use watco walnut oil.  My stock is so polished and oil permeated, it doesn't ever seem to get dirty or lose its sheen.

     

    Next one I do will be with odies oil instead

     

    I supposed it would be wise to use a wax to seal it?  I'm new to all this 

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    RonnieD
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    I use Birchwood Casey gunstock wax.

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    Calbarry
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    I use Renaissance wax. Museums use this. You can find it on Amazon. A little goes a long way

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    stoti
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    +1

    I started using Renaissance wax a while back when I refinished a shotgun stock. The stock had steel wool scratches I just couldn’t get out. Tried ceramic coatings, all kind of waxes, Renaissance did it. Now I use it for everything…Wood, metal, barrels, etc. 

    A little does go a long way and it dries fast!

    Stoti

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    Lewis
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    +3 for Renaissance wax.

     

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    Parrotculler
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    Walnut oil to wet-sand, fill the pores and saturate a newly acquired dry stock — alternate several coats of walnut with coats of boiled linseed oil. Linseed is thicker than walnut, but it is stickier as well.

    Beeswax to harden the finishing.

    Ballistol to make it shine.

    Several coats with some drying / absorption time in between are recommended.

    I keep feeding mine with walnut oil and an occasional rubbing with ballistol from time to time afterwards.

     

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    JAMz
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    Thanks all for the recommendations.

     

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    Moog
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    For the grime and sweat I normally just wipe it down with a clean rag and occasionally use some Orange Oil furniture polish. Sometimes I will rub in a small amount of linseed oil. I'm careful not to over do it on the linseed oil because to much will give the stock a glossy finnish. 

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