I have been researching fixing stocks by reading all I can find and watching YouTube videos of actual repairs mainly done by Mark Novak from C&rsenal channel and I can't find an answer to one important question. When is de-oiling a stock necessary before using epoxy glues? A written article I read recently makes a very convincing case for the usage of and describes a very elaborate de-oiling procedure as an absolute prerequisite for any and all gluing. While I saw multiple videos of Mark simply gluing stocks without bathing them in acetone for ages etc. I'm not writing this to question his methods, but to find answers if I really do need to "scrub the stock with hot soapy water" multiple times, soak in turpentine and/or acetone for weeks? Or can I simply glue the wood as is if it is not visibly oil soaked? The article claims every old gun stock has oil in the wood and every glue repair will fail sooner or later if every last bit of that oil is not removed prior to gluing. I'm planning to use acraglas gel as glue. I'll be reinforcing it with threaded rod. I have multiple cracks to repair mainly in the wrist area.