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#5955002 - 09/30/15 05:16 PM Stock Painting
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Hi everyone,

I just picked up a McMillan stock that's basically unpainted. I've never painted a stock before, so I wanted to tap into the forum's experience on the subject. What's the best type of paint to use? Any hints or tips?

Inquiring minds want to know.
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#5955012 - 09/30/15 05:24 PM Re: Stock Painting [Re: syncerus]
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Argh, wrong forum. Mods, can you move this to "Rifles, Pistols, Shotguns"?
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#5955046 - 09/30/15 05:59 PM Re: Stock Painting [Re: syncerus]
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Clean with acetone.
Apply Krylon primer
Apply Krylon paint to suite you.
When you like the colors apply matte finish clear coat.

Rustoleum will work, but it takes longer to dry than Krylon. If you are layering different colors, it can turn into an all day project and two days drying. Plus Rustoleum has a nozzls problem..A can near full of paint and none will come out.
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#5955083 - 09/30/15 06:22 PM Re: Stock Painting [Re: syncerus]
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do you want it to look good and last??

let a pro do it, check out Wylie Customs, pretty bad A
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#5955385 - 09/30/15 09:14 PM Re: Stock Painting [Re: syncerus]
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Don't ruin it with spray paint if it's a premium stock. Save the spray paint for the crappy factory plastics and savages.

Look around and there are some good cerakoters out there.

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#5956589 - 10/01/15 04:21 PM Re: Stock Painting [Re: syncerus]
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Thanks for the information. I guess I've got some youtube videos to watch.
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#5956600 - 10/01/15 04:33 PM Re: Stock Painting [Re: syncerus]
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I used Krylon Fusion on a few rifles. It's held up very well, it's all in the prep.
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#5956618 - 10/01/15 04:41 PM Re: Stock Painting [Re: syncerus]
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Krylon, but lay down a base of primer for better durability.

Try practicing on a 2x4 first.

Also, spray lightly, and let each layer dry thoroughly before going to the next to avoid drips.

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#5958817 - 10/03/15 09:18 AM Re: Stock Painting [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Don't ruin it with spray paint if it's a premium stock. Save the spray paint for the crappy factory plastics and savages.

Look around and there are some good cerakoters out there.



LMAO. I just did my first crappy plastic stock on a Savage.



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#5958822 - 10/03/15 09:23 AM Re: Stock Painting [Re: syncerus]
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Your crappy savage looks pretty good !

Is that Averoe paint?

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#5958842 - 10/03/15 09:49 AM Re: Stock Painting [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Shoot, that looks alright! up

Look up the "sponge camo technique". It is a fast procedure and the end results look cool, and make for great camo. Also, if you ever decide to paint the barreled action and one day you want the paint job to go away, an old bath towel and a can of acetone will remove all the paint with a little scrubbing.
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#5958864 - 10/03/15 10:02 AM Re: Stock Painting [Re: syncerus]
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Thanks guys. My first camo job. The OD is the base coat and it is Fusion. Next layer was Averoe Field Drab with a final coat of Averoe light coyote. Used painters tape to layer the shapes.
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#5959160 - 10/03/15 03:09 PM Re: Stock Painting [Re: syncerus]
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That really looks good Scott, tell us about your Savage, pretty cool looking
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#5959177 - 10/03/15 03:18 PM Re: Stock Painting [Re: syncerus]
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I did one with stone texture paint



They key to any kind of paint job is prep work and thin even coats.

A couple tricks to get rattle cans to spray their best is make sure the can is warm. If its cold out, you can put the can in a warm water bath. Second, always clear the nozzle. After you shake it up real good, turn it upside down and spray til nothing but air comes out. Do this every time you start/stop spraying and you wont get spatter or clogged tips near as much. Spray cans will never be as good as real painting stuff, but they can be quite nice and durable if you take your time and do it right. Different brands of rattle cans and different models of each brand have varied formulations, so you need to read the can on drying times and recoat windows.

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#5959286 - 10/03/15 04:34 PM Re: Stock Painting [Re: syncerus]
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Painted with stone textured Krylon. Good primer coat to start after a good cleaning then color or colors of choice and two or three coats of clear should hold up well.

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