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2018-07-23 21:16:39  

I haven't shot my Panther in 18 months. When I put a scope on it this evening the soft touch coating on the stock feels sticky. What, if anything, can I put on it to make it not feel sticky?


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marflow
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2018-07-23 22:47:24  

not knowing want the finish is, I would try some mild soap,  like dish soap and a soft cloth and do a test area

so is this a spray on factory finish and if so what is the base material

it could have turned bad over time in it's environment and would have to be removed, anything that goes over it, as in paint will just fail

I think your options are few I'm sorry to say

again I have no idea what you have just working from a logical point of view


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2018-07-23 23:38:10  

It is a factory finish over wood. I dont know what it is either.


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marflow
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2018-07-24 03:49:33  

well if it will not wash off with soap and water, then it has failed. a email to Daystate would be in order

have you ever put anything on, like cleaners, solvents and even if you did they should never put a surface on the stock that isn't durable

was it in a case if so here is a post but the answers are varied

https://www.shootersforum.com/rifles-rifle-cartridges/86589-sticky-stock-help.html

or could it be like this

 

https://www.classaction.org/blog/browning-arms-company-sued-over-sticky-dura-touch-firearm-coating

here is a whole Google page on the Dura touch finish but there too much for me to read and if your problem is anything like this it sounds like a stock refinish it in your future

keep us posted but on my end it is just a guess  

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1T4GUEA_enUS644US645&source=hp&ei=tthWW4qnD5Lt9AP7g7mQDA&q=how+to+fix+a+sticky+dura+touch+finish&oq=how+to+fix+a+sticky+dura+touch+finish&gs_l=psy-ab.12...1836.29419.0.30904.47.44.3.0.0.0.188.4443.31j13.44.0..3..0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.41.3998...0j0i131k1j0i10k1j0i22i30k1j0i13k1j0i13i30k1j33i22i29i30k1j33i21k1j33i160k1.0.DYLUZrk3T6c

after looking at some You Tube videos maybe plain old rubber alcohol but I'm guessing what ever the problem is, anything you do will be a temporary fix, again Daystate know about this problem so I go back to my first notion email them

soap and water will not work if alcohol will, it's a crappy deal

take care

mike


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Skip in WV
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2018-07-24 09:06:17  

Here is Daystate's answer.

I assume you are referring to the soft touch rubberised finish? If so, likely a hydrocarbon or petroleum based fluid, cleaner or vapour has impregnated the finish. Unfortunatley there is no means to rectify once contaminated other than strip off coating and have refinished or tactile sprayed/dipped. 


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pistolero
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2018-07-24 13:47:14  

I always thought it was an asinine proposition to coat wooden stocks to try to make them look synthetic. The good news is apparently there is REAL WOOD under that synthetic crap. Bad news is it will take a lot of elbow-grease to liberate it.  


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DavidEnoch
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2018-07-24 13:54:13  

Shake corn starch or baby powder on it.  Brush the excess off.  I had a Bushnell range finder on which the rubber coating got sticky.  I found the baby powder recommendation and tried it and it worked for me.

David Enoch


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2018-07-24 14:58:57  

I agree. Why not just make it all synthetic. I think the baby power (talcum powder if I can find it) should work. I tried GoJo, Mr Clean, lightly sanding with wornout 320 grit sandpaper. No joy. The sandpaper was ineffective. All the soaps and alcohol made it worse. Thanks for all the suggestions.


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marflow
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2018-07-24 15:30:14  

the little I read was people found that DEET I guess bug repellant would remover it on there Browning rifles

I thought about the corn starch and then thought about the mess it could make and baby powder might leave a baby powder smell

in any case it is broken the finish that is and you can't hurt it any more so, acetone, lacquer thinner, paint remover, dynamite, hell I don't know


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2018-07-26 11:44:39  
Posted by: pistolero

I always thought it was an asinine proposition to coat wooden stocks to try to make them look synthetic. The good news is apparently there is REAL WOOD under that synthetic crap. Bad news is it will take a lot of elbow-grease to liberate it.  

Hey Ron, its kinda like puttin' ketchup on a hot-dog. Just ain't right. DS makes such nice stocks why they'd opt for this is kinda lame imho.


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