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stock refinish to match orange bakelite?

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hey everyone,

ive decided to undertake an AK build, and after hours of perusing the internet ive decided i love the look of bakelite orange on a black AK. My question is, has anyone here ever refinished a stock in an orangie color? or have any ideas as to how to achieve this look?

this is what im working with...

before i stripped and sanded
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after stripped and sanded with a bakelite bayonet, and grip(that will be on the completed rifle)
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ive refinished two mosin stocks so its not so much a process im looking for, but rather a stain/or whatever that will get it close


this is what id LOVE to achieve
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thats from someome on ar15.com that refinishes and sells ak furniture, i asked him if he would share his product(s) but im doubtful he will
 

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Probably the best way to get that shade is with a dye. You probably won't have much success at a place like Lowes or Home Depot but I'm betting if you bring one of the hand guards to a place that sells wood working supplies they might have something that works.
 
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Well I lucked out, they guy who does those refinish jobs responded to me.

Its minwax colonial maple he uses but on NEW laminate furniture...

i tested a small spot on the stock and well I think its gonna be close enough for me...

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Probably the best way to get that shade is with a dye. You probably won't have much success at a place like Lowes or Home Depot but I'm betting if you bring one of the hand guards to a place that sells wood working supplies they might have something that works.


what he said, but take a ride to WoodCraft store, that's in Woburn, they have very large selection of dies, it's just a matter of picking the shade right. I don't know of any wood that's naturally orange, so the color comes from dies.
 
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If you wet the wood with hot water, it will open the pores and take the stain darker.
Dont soak it, hot water on a rag. Try in a inconspicuous spot first.

I agree with a dye first, then oil stain. After a few coats, the wood will have some great depth to it.
 
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so i been working on the wood (tee hee) since saturday, and heres where im at

applied some pre stain, because well why not
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after a few coats, 1 or 2
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lost track here, maybe 6-8 coats
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and where im at now, after about 8-10 coats of stain (i lost track)
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im happy with the color, couldn't ask for more out of beat up surplus furniture

now to figure out if i wanna do gloss or flat polyurethane
 
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