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 Post subject: Beretta wood finish
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:31 pm 
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I have a SP V that looks like the previous owner got caught in a rain. The factory finish is an oil of some sort and I've used some Trewax to close some of the pores in the wood. However, if held in the light just right, it looks like it got spotted with raindrops. Not serious enough to strip it down, just wondering if someone may have a cleanup idea.




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 Post subject: Re: Beretta wood finish
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:34 pm 
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0000 Steel wool and Watco Danish Oil will solve the problem. You'll have to clean the wood good with a rag and mineral spirits first. Probably a few times since you put wax on it.

It is a pretty common thing that happens with Beretta oil finishes. Some people on this board have had Beretta replace them but honestly it's not worth the trouble because the fix is easy. Especially if you like the wood you have.

Watco comes in 3 colors, Natural, Medium Walnut and Dark Walnut. Any one of them will do the job but I'd pick either Medium or Dark depending on what your stock looks like to you.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta wood finish
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:13 am 
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0000 Steel wool and Watco Danish Oil will solve the problem. You'll have to clean the wood good with a rag and mineral spirits first. Probably a few times since you put wax on it.

It is a pretty common thing that happens with Beretta oil finishes. Some people on this board have had Beretta replace them but honestly it's not worth the trouble because the fix is easy. Especially if you like the wood you have.

Watco comes in 3 colors, Natural, Medium Walnut and Dark Walnut. Any one of them will do the job but I'd pick either Medium or Dark depending on what your stock looks like to you.


+1 I've done exactly this on two Beretta O/Us to remove water stains.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta wood finish
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:33 pm 
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Thank you both. I am assuming that the Danish oil then becomes the new finish, correct?
Also, if I use the medium finish the wood color would not be changed and I could stay clear of the checkering as well. Just strip the wax and use the oil over all the wood.
It is nice figured walnut, but does show some open grain. How many applications? Can this be used as maintenance for the wood?


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta wood finish
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:25 am 
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Amen to the above


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta wood finish
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:24 am 
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The Danish Oil does become the finish. The truth is that if you get water spots, some Beretta's get them and some don't, then you don't have much of a finish anyway.

You can do as many applications as you want to build a little luster and fill those pores. But just use the steel wool process once or twice until the spots are gone. For more coats after that use the directions on the can; apply with a rag or foam brush, let it penetrate for 15 minutes then buff dry with a soft cloth.

When you clean the stock with mineral spirits you can go ahead and gently scrub the checkering with a soft toothbrush. Pat it dry with a cloth.

When you do your Oil white the steel wool definitely stay clear of the checkering. But you should apply the Oil to the checkering once, again using a soft toothbrush gently apply the Oil to the checkering let it soak in for a couple minutes then pat dry with a soft cloth

Once you get the finish looking they way you want you can use the same stuff as maintenance when you want, but a good wipe down with mineral spirits first is a good idea.

I'd stick with either the medium or dark color. It doesn't impart a lot of color so don't sweat that.

I hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta wood finish
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:15 am 
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Great help....Thank you !!


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta wood finish
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:36 pm 
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Great. Is the SP V case colored? I just love the look of the case colored receiver with gold birds.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta wood finish
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:56 am 
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Yes it is.....the quality of the case coloring varies on the ones that I've seen. I have a SP lV that has the bird inlays on a very dark background that I like just as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta wood finish
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:00 pm 
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Followed your instructions and all is well. The only Watco I could find was neutral. Probably the whole process took only a couple hours. I'll likely "refresh" the finish from time to time with a small amount rubbed on with fingers. Thanks again.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta wood finish
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:38 pm 
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Oh good deal. Happy shooting. :)



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