It should be "in" the wood. This will clean out the lines and point up any worn or damaged diamonds. All you need are a few simple tools; I use a razor knife, a plastic picnic knife, and masking tape. Hang the stock to dry once done. Repeat the finishing steps at least 2 more times. First make sure to use proper safety gear! I get mental images of the potato-peeling sort when I think about suggestions of scraping to remove finish.
I break the glass to get fresh edges and to get pieces with differant angles. Yes Sir,,with no problem. After brushing the area, re-smooth the surface with hand rubbing if necessary. This section describes a mix of alcohol stains that is also attractive on walnut, but far less dark and far slower in attaining its end color. The active ingredient in Easy-Off Oven Cleaner sodium hydroxide attacks the natural wood glue hemicellulose holding the wood fibers together. Be sure to label all the different little parts and more importantly how to put it all back together.
Results 1 to 10 of Two after you degrease and let the stock dry a bit use grit paper and sand with then lightly against the grain with the The whole process may need to be repeated several times, especially with a lacquer finish. It was nothing fancy, but it was serviceable and reasonably attractive. Just cleaned off the second strip and let it dry.
You need to ensure your work area is clean and clear - and you must protect any work surfaces. Then wet sand with a finer grade. I hope this helps you save some money on your own projects and is easy enough to understand. It also resists gun oils and chemicals associated with firearms better than any of the above products. You should have a nicely refinished stock with checkering that is as good as or better than it was the day the gun left the factory. This product is intended for occasional use only.