Remove Dipping.

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  1. killen

    killen Senior Member

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    Hi I have a Steyr set of woodwork which has been dipped. Its the Bee Laminate wood which I like. The dipping has seen better days so I want to remove it and oil it as another set I have.
    Is there a chemical approach to this or should I just sand it off.
     
  2. tillygti6

    tillygti6 Tilly's gun stocks

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    A few years ago, I was sent a laminate stock that had been painted over, and attempted to be stripped with a chemical stripper of sorts.
    It made a right mess with the glue between the plys.

    I'd go the safe option and sand it...
     
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    killen Senior Member

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    That makes sense.
    Thanks, I will sand it.
     
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    I’ve just started to give my ev2 a refreshing and sanding takes a bit of doing.
     

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    Would it be worth contacting one of the dipping companies and asking for advice ?
    They can only say sod off :D:D
    Or they could offer to do it for you .
    Found this, its Hydrographic Dipping removal on a metal can ( brake cleaner and Acetone ) , I suppose it depends on how porous the stock is and whether the undercoat is engrained into the stock? And whether Acetone could attack laminate bonding ? The top film came off easy .

    Another site recommends media blasting as marojaz has said.

    Gordon .
     
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    dlloyduk Over Gunned Amateur.

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    I stripped a dipped Ripley action and stock. The action stripped and dipped in thinners for 5 mins and the coating just slid off like a snakeskin.
    The stock was a different problem, a very tough lacquer, over film and a hi-build primer as a base.
    I suspect the laquer was 2 pack or epoxy, very,very tough stuff untouchable by all paint strippers and chemicals.
    In the end I had the stock soda blasted, it cleaned up well but will require a lot of sanding.
     
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  8. kassak

    kassak not helpful Keith

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    120k2-cat-motor-grader-caterpillar-500x500 - Copy.jpg Dave try this. Nowt else will shift that grime on your Steyr.
     
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    Thanks for all this but it's done now.
    Used a Dremmel and it was tedious but got it all off and it's now has a Danish oil finish.
    This is a spare set of Bumble Bee woodwork I got with my Steyr. I thought I'd strip it and sell it on as basically the dipping had seen better days and I didn't need it.
     
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    20200115_075104.jpg Just needs waxing now. Can see why it was dipped though as the handgrip is slightly darker wood
     
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    killen Senior Member

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    Not helpful Keith
     
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    They look different wood sets black and yellow and the black and orange (bumblebee)
     
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    Maybe done it was made by dyno Dave’s stock maker?
     
  14. Yorkshiretea

    Yorkshiretea B Grade Bandit

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    I've heard Dave has ordered a table and 4 matching chairs :)

    Screenshot 2020-01-15 at 10.45.40.jpg
     
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    Give it 5 minutes and another stock maker will have them replicated...
     
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    kassak not helpful Keith

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    Yep them four chairs sandwiched together will make a fine piece of wood for a grip set for your Steyr Dave.[​IMG]
     
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  17. killen

    killen Senior Member

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    Still not helpful Keith
     

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