Started the restoration of my 1952 BSA CADET.
Scraped it down with a piece of glass, then 80 grit working up to 800 grit sandpaper.
Last edited by Rotorbug; 13-04-18 at 18:06.
Reason: Added photos
Lekker man! What oil are you planning on using??Dont bother with very fine sandig paper 400-600grit is good enough.
Boiled linseed oil
First diluted coat is on. Then 0000 steel wool between coats. Will apply one more diluted coat, then one full strength coat.
Rotorbug here are three of my Cadet Major stocks that have only been oiled with undiluted boiled linseed oil. Approximately 8 coats on each stock. Stocks were not sanded down but one was done by the previous owner
Finished item! I decided to have the metalwork Ceracoated even though I know it is not original. Don't plan to sell the rifle and not concerned about keeping the rifle original.
A few pictures of the Cerakoted metalwork.
Looks pretty good !!!