View Full Version : Refinish Izzy HB Handguards

January 24, 2009, 21:33

I'd like to darken the finish on my Izzy HB handguards on one of my FALs. Basically I'd like to make it match the refinished G1 stock (which is finished in Minwax Red Mohagany and BLO).

Anyone know what the wood and finish is on the Izzy HG wood?

Anyone refinished theirs? What did you do/use?

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January 31, 2009, 06:46
I imagine it is just a linseed oil finish.

January 31, 2009, 06:54
I don't know about the finish, but the wood is beech. Or, at least, every set I've ever seen is beech.

Don't know why you can't just strip 'em, do a color test on the inside area, and if satisfied with it, stain and finish with the same process you used on the stock.

January 31, 2009, 18:47
Resolved a similar issue a couple years back, check out your Home Depot or similar store in the paint dept. They will have Min Wax Oil stain samples, various colors, on sample stained pieces of wood. I picked what I wanted and it transfered to the Izzy wood for a good match.