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I purchased a walnut stock with what appears to be water damage. The grain is not raised, but the grain has been bleached from the water. Any ideas on how to fix this?

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Clean it with 000 steel wool and mineral spirits then oil it.
Great advice! That's exactly what I woiuld do. Make sure you use pure tung oil as that is what was most likely on the stock previously. It's also the correct finish for the stock.GI2
 

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I took all of the metal off the stock and lightly sanded it by hand with 220 then 400. It took me about 90 minutes to do it. I then put on a coat of BLO and will add a couple more coats over the next few days. All of the water damage spots are gone. The stock looks perfect.

Thanks guys for trying to help.

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Pics or it didn't happenGI6

I took all of the metal off the stock and lightly sanded it by hand with 220 then 400. It took me about 90 minutes to do it. I then put on a coat of BLO and will add a couple more coats over the next few days. All of the water damage spots are gone. The stock looks perfect.

Thanks guys for trying to help.

Thanks again, Paul
 

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Well, here it is. This is what I ended up with after sanding the stock and putting two coats of BLO on it. Also, I'm set up to refinish firearms in my garage. I disassembled the butt plate and reparked it.

Oh, sorry about the pictures. I had to borrow my son's
I-phone and was not sure how to work the darn thing.

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Good job. The wood still looks pretty dry, like they come from the box. I'd get some more Tung into it, inside and out.
 

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The stock looks much better in person. After two coats the grain has been saturated. I think more coats would just add to build up on the stock.
 
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