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Old January 11, 2001, 23:40   #1
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R1 wood stock just went in the dishwasher ( WECSOG )

Scraped-off as much as I could of the remnants of the camo paint job.

We'll soon see how Maytag and Cascade works as a gunsmith's (oops I mean butcher's) assistant.

(See pic at bottom of thread)

Gives me another excuse to stay up late and watch mindless TV. What is that lady on HBO using to play that piano. Omigawrsh!

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Old January 12, 2001, 00:54   #2
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What's the proper cycle for a R1 stock?...CC
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Old January 12, 2001, 01:12   #3
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Be careful what you watch on HBO while you are abusing, I mean, cleaning your poor R1 stock. If you get too engrossed, you might just Cascade the poor beast down to a toothpick and after all its been through already.......having to go on a Hesse..after all, what more should you do to it. (vbg)
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Old January 12, 2001, 01:13   #4
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I considered "pots and pans."

Ran it on regular cycle with both soap cups filled.

Came out great!

Lots of dents raised. Still a few specks of paint adhered. Came off with a little scraping. Ready for light sanding and oil finish.

If only the dishwasher could restore the buttplate!
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Old January 12, 2001, 01:16   #5
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...Be careful what you watch on HBO while...
I wonder if Popeye got those big forearms stipping paint off an R1?
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Old January 12, 2001, 01:51   #6
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I wonder if Popeye got those big forearms stipping paint off an R1?
He could have stripping one that is in my garage right now...I have considered, at least once per evening for the last several nights, using it to start my wood heating stove. There must have been a sale on puke green paint in different shades in South Africa.
Who knows, mine may be rare! I got it now, it just came to me.... it was the SADF test stock for different shades of green paint. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it. Lets see, what did I do with that link to ebay?!?!?!?
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Old January 12, 2001, 14:34   #7
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take it to some shop with a sandblaster, drop by with a 12 pack and they'll probably let you use thier blaster for free. D.
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Old January 12, 2001, 18:06   #8
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Have you tried oven cleaner on the stock? I understand it works very well to remove cosmoline from wood.
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Old January 12, 2001, 18:14   #9
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How did the next load of dishes come out. Seriously, did the machine come clean or does the next load of dishes come out greasy.
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Old January 12, 2001, 21:46   #10
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How did the next load of dishes come out...
I ran it with last night's dinner dishes right in there with the R1 stock. Its not like the stock came from the tar pits. It was gummy. But, gave it a scraping with a window razor-scraper before I threw it in there. I just ate dinner off the R1 dishes. Don't let my wife know though.
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Have you tried oven cleaner...
Yes. But, not on stocks. I hear it works well. But, the oven-cleaner fumes are too much for me. I remember the time I was cleaing the oven in my trailer during college. Yeah the can said "fumes are harmful." Says the same thing on a gas pump. I figured, the smell of gas never hurt me. Well, I heated up the oven (per the instructions on the can), and gave it a generous squirt to the back side of the oven. Then, I stuck my head in there to make sure I hit my target. I ignorantly inhaled at the same time. My head almost didn't make it out of that oven. Nineteen years later, I can still taste the choking flavor of that EZ-Off. Bad stuff.
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Old January 13, 2001, 17:50   #12
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Check out the diswasher R1 stock after a little sanding and a couple coats of tung oil.

(See pic at bottom of post)
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Old January 14, 2001, 10:21   #13
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Looks good enough to EAT off of!!
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Old January 14, 2001, 10:42   #14
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After the wash cycle, how did you dry it? Air dry or heat? Pic looks good
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I just pulled it out to air dry in the open after the wash cycle. The wood was pretty hot from the time in the machine. So, it dried to the touch really fast. I waited a day to sand it. I just put the third coat of tung oil on it. Should be good.
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Old January 15, 2001, 08:59   #16
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For those following Gary's example...and not to give Gary any grief...but I'd wait a few more days before sealing.

Personally I'd let it dry for no less than a week (5 days or so).

peace!

Glad to see it didn't split!
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Old January 15, 2001, 09:39   #17
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Three coats of tung oil, and so far, so good.

I gave it a day to dry.
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Old January 15, 2001, 09:43   #18
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Would be much easier to go to your nearest home center or hardware store and pick up a pint of Strypeeze. Brush the goop on, let it set for a few minutes, then spray off with the garden hose. Much kinder to the stock. But i guess you can't argue with success, no matter how it's done. :-) Looks good.

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...pick up a pint of Strypeeze...

I think the stock is as probably good as it is gonna get. If it splits the first time I fire it, I'll let folks know. I need a ratty set of wood handguards to go with the rattty stock if anybody has a set lying around.

I am seaching for a product which will remove the bulletproof polymer finish (or remnants thereof) on R1 kits. I've been working on one that was half rust, half polymer. Brownells Rust and Blue Remover Gel won't make the polymer finish even pucker. Steel wool does work. But, it is mighty slow going.

It needs to be a product without harmful fumes. My wife gives me grief about even Hoppe's. Some of the stripper products (i.e. oven cleaner) will literally kill you if you get a strong dose of the fumes.
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I know you can use oven cleaner on the metal to remove the paint, but can you use it on plastic handguards? I want to strip all the paint off, sand, then re-paint the handguards with another camo job. I will paint everything else, except the wood stock of course, with truck bed liner.

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...can you use it on plastic handguards?...
Probably. Try a little squirt on the inside of one to see what happens.

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oven cleaner works great. It also pulls alot of oil out of the stock as well. If you use strypeeze brush it on the take one of those useless plastic bags the stores dump on us and cover the entire stock. Wait about a half hour and hose and all will be removed. Many of the active ingredients in paint remover dissipate into the air and instead of acting on the paint act on our noses.
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Lazy man's method of raising dents.

You pays your money...you takes your chances.

It hasn't split yet!
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Hey, Gary, get you some of that what you call "The Works".
Shower cleaner is phosphoric acid, toilet cleaner is hydrochloric acid. It will drink up that rust like yer ole lady hittin' yer beer while you're at work.
Dunno and can't say about the bulletproof, though, as we know it is bulletproof, and I've only used the woiks on L1A1 lowers and springs and things. But it is acid, man, acid, you know, like The Joker's face, or somethin' Dr.s Jekyll and Frankeshtein would be mixin' up in the lab...
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Yes. But, not on stocks. I hear it works well. But, the oven-cleaner fumes are too much for me. I remember the time I was cleaing the oven in my trailer during college. Yeah the can said "fumes are harmful."
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Easy Off makes a spray oven cleaner with no fumes. I use it all the time in the sink. It works great for removing cosmoline/oil from wood. I also hear it works pretty good in the the oven too. Washing in the diswasher works great and raises some small dents. I just don't know how good it is for the wood to be cleaned at such a high temperature. Take the stock out before the heated drying cycle comes on, and don't let your stock dry in direct sunlight. I've had stocks crack from the heat. I like the oven cleaner method because I have less chances of damaging the wood.

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Easy-Off® Fume Free Max™ Oven Cleaner, Penetrates tough oven grease, oil, and cosmoline without fumes or caustic lye. No harsh chemicals. Safe for stainless steel, enamel, wood FAL stocks, porcelain, glass. Fresh lemon scent. Gives your FAL that clean, fresh lemony smell.

On a side note, I had my girlfriend buy multiple cans of Easy-Off when she went grocery shopping. After a couple weeks (and buying more Easy-Off on every shopping trip), she asked me how many cans does it take to clean the oven. She wasn't too suprised to learn that I hadn't been cleaning the oven all this time, and that somehow guns were involved. I guess she knows me too well.
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