what i have to do if i want to change the stock's color into black.
If you are lucky your stock is coated in a varnish that will easily react with a paint stripper. Some of the varnishes seem to be very resilient and dont react at all well to stripper - then you have the wonderful job of rubbing the stock down by hand!
Once you have bare wood you have two choices either use a wood dye and re-varnish or paint. The choice is yours.
A hydrodip would be the best I reckon, however I only know of the UK company offering this.
Was talking to Refresh about this during the week. Very interesting process.
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