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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-27-2012, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Gunstock repairs...

I've got a laminate gunstocks that has a few very minor dents in it. Is there anyone locally that can do the repairs on it? I don't want to send it out if I don't have to.

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Re: Gunstock repairs...

I guess you can't steam dents out of a laminate?
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Re: Gunstock repairs...

I'm not sure, I'd rather just give it to someone who knows what they are doing. This is a custom shop gun from Remington so I don't want to take a chance and "practice" with it.

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Re: Gunstock repairs...

Well I've never seen a hot iron and a damp cloth do any harm to a stock before and I've done a lot of it. May be worth a try? But if there is a clear coat on it that won't work.
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Re: Gunstock repairs...

I've heard laminates don't respond like natural woods. They are pretty dense and fairly sealed due to all the glue used.

Someone might know better, but I would think a severe dent in laminate is there forever. You could fill it an paint the entire stock. But then that wouldn't be keeping it original.

Another thing, if the fibers are torn, say its a gouge, then you ain't gonna raise it with steam either.

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Re: Gunstock repairs...

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I'm not sure, I'd rather just give it to someone who knows what they are doing. This is a custom shop gun from Remington so I don't want to take a chance and "practice" with it.

Mac
Mac, fire an email off to Joel Russo. If anyone in the area can help he is probably the guy you want to talk to.
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Re: Gunstock repairs...

What is the correct procedure to steam out dents?
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What is the correct procedure to steam out dents?

Take a damp rag or washcloth and put on the dent. Make sure the iron is already heated up and touch the iron to the damp cloth which is resting upon the dent. Repeat until dent is pulled out.
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How long do you usually keep the iron on the cloth.I reckon it depends on the depth of the dent.Just wantin a rough idea and can you cause damage if left on to long?
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