#### JLS

##### Well-known member

My Pre 64 Model 70 suffered in the elements this year. The factory shellac finish really took a beating the rain and was peeling like a bad sunburn.

I did some research and found a Model 70 restoration stock oil. The original finish came off very easily with Citristrip. I lifted the grain, lightly sanded, recut the checkering, and went to work with the oil.

I did a total of eight wet sands, four with 320 grit and four with 400 grit. I did eight coats of oil, buffed with 0000 steel wool, then three more coats of oil. I'm going to let this cure for a couple of weeks, then polish it out with oil and rottenstone.

Can't wait to get it rescoped and do some load testing.

I did some research and found a Model 70 restoration stock oil. The original finish came off very easily with Citristrip. I lifted the grain, lightly sanded, recut the checkering, and went to work with the oil.

I did a total of eight wet sands, four with 320 grit and four with 400 grit. I did eight coats of oil, buffed with 0000 steel wool, then three more coats of oil. I'm going to let this cure for a couple of weeks, then polish it out with oil and rottenstone.

Can't wait to get it rescoped and do some load testing.