I'd like to try to refinish a rifle stock and could use some help. The stock is in decent shape but since I'm having the action and barrel reblued I might as well go all the way and would like to do the stock myself. If I use a stripper to remove the old finish, what do I do about the checkering? The checkering is still in good shape- 22 LPI- and does not need to be recut. Do I leave it completely alone and try to rematch the color when I put fresh stain on it?