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Old 09-07-2021, 07:43 PM
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Boning (using a bone, antler, plastic spoon or tyrannosaurus tooth) is a great technique for smoothing wood and presents a unique finish.
But it won't remove the uneven stain on the OP's stock.

Soldiers (and others) have been cleaning stocks for centuries with water, there are even a few threads here about how to do so quite effectively.
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Old 09-08-2021, 11:56 AM
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The soap i used was Murphy Oil soap that is for wood cleaning. From the various response, looks like some of my options/combination of options are:

1. degrease it again with something
2. degrease it again with something but not water and soap
3. use mineral spirit
3. 0000 steel wool
4. sand

After one of the above or combination of above, thoroughly dry and re-apply oil.
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Old 09-08-2021, 12:59 PM
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dakine, from your list, none of those are "wrong".
Some may work better than others.
You are not limited to 1.
Personally I start with the least invasive and get more aggressive.
Chemicals (soap, degreaser) and heat (hot water) may respond better using time.
Remember, the goal is the final appearance of your stock, not how quickly or how easy it was. That doesn't mean soak a stock for a week, but wipe on wipe off is not how most cleaners or degreasers work, so think it through.

Plenty if threads here on stock care, and your list sums up the common solutions.

Murphys is "OK". It is made for cleaning wood, but not the same thing as a milsurp gunstock. Some people use it, and for some stains it is fine. But is is made for oil based stocks that need to clean off gun oil, grease, sweat, etc? Has it been shown to be effective over the years for gunstocks (most products I use were not designed for "stocks" either)?

An oil scrub is a possible solution for you as well, check out the threads on it.
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Old 09-08-2021, 01:11 PM
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Boning (using a bone, antler, plastic spoon or tyrannosaurus tooth) is a great technique for smoothing wood and presents a unique finish.
But it won't remove the uneven stain on the OP's stock.
I never claimed it would.

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Soldiers (and others) have been cleaning stocks for centuries with water, there are even a few threads here about how to do so quite effectively.
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And individuals have been sanding or boning down resulting raised grain from that process for centuries as well.
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Old 09-08-2021, 01:22 PM
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I never claimed it would.
My apologies sir, I assumed (incorrectly) you were attempting to answer the OP's question.

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Old 09-08-2021, 04:15 PM
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Looks like residual finish to me. I concur with recleaning with mineral spirits and 0000 steel wool. A green scrub pad would work too if you are gentle. You can usually see the old finish coming off as you clean. Then wipe down with liberal amount of clean mineral spirits before applying the finish. BTW, if you tune mix 50/50 with mineral spirits, it will dry a lot faster. I also have added satin urethane finish to that mix in equal amounts for more weatherproof protection. Has always worked great and looks completely original. Good luck!
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Old 09-08-2021, 05:25 PM
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My guess and I have only done this a few times compared to many here.
“Washing” a stock can be tricky
My first method is usually warm dish soap sudzy water. Soft brush
I give it more of a Suds bath than the actual water. Fet the dirt off, cheese cloth works well also to scrub down the stock.
If it still seems dirty I go with more agressive cleaners like purple power

I let all cleaned wood dry for many days.
Im a Sunday to Sunday guy.
Clean it Sunday wait till next sunday to do more.
I think most people dont apply tung oil correctly
You rub it on and rub it in for a good amount of time. Let it stand 20min or so then you rub excess off until it appears dry. Then check and wipe if finish seems to “seep” out of the wood.
From the pictures I feel like that area the finish is higher than the rest and you wiped it when it was close to dry?

Hard to tell.
I have done 12 stocks with TruOil and never had a problem THEN I did! Argh
It happens
CMP wood cleaning article is kicking around here somewhere
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