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USSR 01-17-2013 01:56 PM

Thanks B-3-6, will keep an eye out for it.

Don

USSR 01-19-2013 10:42 AM

Received your payment, B-3-6. The post offices are closed on Monday, so will be shipping on Tuesday. Thanks for your business.

Don

USSR 01-21-2013 09:24 AM

Received the following pics from Richie showing his results using USSR stain. Thanks Richie, great job.

Don

http://ussr.clarityconnect.com/Stain1D.jpg
http://ussr.clarityconnect.com/Stain1E.jpg

USSR 01-23-2013 07:51 AM

B-3-6,

Your stain shipped yesterday as promised. Hope it works well for you, and look forward to seeing the results. Thanks for your business.

Don

B-3-6 01-25-2013 06:18 AM

Hi Don, I received the stain yesterday. I have used it before with good results. Thanks again.

TNshawn 01-26-2013 12:02 PM

I'm interested in 2 bottles. PM sent.

dschur 01-28-2013 06:07 PM

Don thanks for the stain, it's a great product.

I got done refinishing my factory new production CMP walnut stock that came with my service grade special. I thought I'd share the process I used and a tip or two for anyone else doing this. The factory finish, was just sort of dull and lifeless to me - rather light/chalky and very dry:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/676346/Garand/IMG_7180.JPG

So I wiped it down with acetone, then wiped it down with mineral spirits to remove the factory stain/oil, and I sanded it lightly with 150 grit sandpaper (only 150, I did not to seal the pores and cause gloss later). I stained it and the USSR stain was great, but did not come out quite as deep and as red as I was hoping for (again this was not raw wood, my guess is the factory oils interfered a little). I should have gotten a photo at this point but I did not. It looked great with just the USSR stain.

I wanted my stock a little darker and a hint more red, so I added a layer on top of the USSR stain of Fiebing's dark leather dye (to darken and give it a bit more of the USGI oxidized red look that I was looking for). Then I applied 3 light coats of Pure Tung Oil. Here is the final result, I though I'd share in case anyone was interested:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/676346/Garand/IMG_7221.JPG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/676346/Garand/IMG_7227.JPG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/676346/Garand/IMG_7230.JPG

I like how it turned out. I was going to get USGI wood to make it correct, but I can take my time on that now with good condition wood going for some serious coin. This will suit me for a while.

Again the USSR stain is great, and a tip that if like me you want it a hint darker, you can top the USSR stain with a little leather dye.

USSR 01-30-2013 09:02 PM

dschur,

Now THAT turned out real nice. Would not have thought that you could add an alcohol based stain on top of an oil based stain. Nice subdued (not shiny) finish to it. It pays to not go finer than 150 grit when sanding. Good job.

Don

USSR 02-11-2013 06:08 PM

James,

Your stain shipped today. Thanks for your business.

Don

tmay 02-17-2013 08:54 PM

Pictures of the stock Ijust finished using ussr stain and 8 coats of tung oil.
http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1361127043
http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1361127019
http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1361126833


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