well I am resurfacing my gun stock. and having a tough time of it. I stripped the surface and sanded it down and stained it. then I discovered I should have used a prestain conditioner as it ended up vary blochy. I am not sure what kind of wood it is made of but it is soft. so now I have been wrestling with getting the stain out of the wood. I bought some jasco stain and varnish remover. this did not work on the stain. the directions on the can said I could try white viniger and if that did not work bleach. I tried all three and the jasco 3 times. with little results. I am now going to try sanding it out. any help on this would be great. but I have another question. once I get my gun stained I need to coat it with some kind of coating to protect it. what is the best coating to use. I was going to use a minwax polyurethane but the directions say not for outdoor use. it recomends helmsmen spar urithane for outdoor use. but spar urithane says not for floors. which indicated to me it must be a softer not so durable coating. my gun sees several weeks of outdoor use a year and is exposed to some pretty sever weather in those weeks. anything from rain to snow to vary cold sub-zero temps. I am came here to see if anyone knows what the best choice to coat my stock with to stand up to some rigerous use and weather during hunting season?