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#6058062 - 11/30/15 11:35 AM Dipping versus Cerakote rifle stock
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Any opinions on this? I have 2 boys that each have a rifle that look darn near the same and I would like to do one of these methods to help keep clear who's rifle is who's.... Those with boys would understand!!

Whats the +/- of doing one over the other?
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#6058066 - 11/30/15 11:37 AM Re: Dipping versus Cerakote rifle stock [Re: booger]
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Cerekote isn't permanent it can be sand blasted off but it is very durable compared to dipping from what I understand. I think your options are much greater for custom stuff using cerekote as well.
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#6058071 - 11/30/15 11:39 AM Re: Dipping versus Cerakote rifle stock [Re: booger]
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How about having a gold trigger put on one of them
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#6058197 - 11/30/15 12:37 PM Re: Dipping versus Cerakote rifle stock [Re: booger]
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Thought about the trigger but they both agreed they would like something different.
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#6058291 - 11/30/15 01:18 PM Re: Dipping versus Cerakote rifle stock [Re: booger]
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Are they higher priced good rifles or "pickup beaters"? If the latter how about a simple rattle can camo paint job?
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#6058297 - 11/30/15 01:20 PM Re: Dipping versus Cerakote rifle stock [Re: booger]
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starter rifles..
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#6058309 - 11/30/15 01:27 PM Re: Dipping versus Cerakote rifle stock [Re: booger]
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Originally Posted By: booger
starter rifles..


Depending on how much you paid, if you Cerakote or dip, those processes can cost as much as the rifles. I am cheap, but if they have wood stocks I could not rattle can them.
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#6058390 - 11/30/15 02:00 PM Re: Dipping versus Cerakote rifle stock [Re: booger]
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I have a youth shotgun for my boy and I was thinking the same thing this weekend. The barrel looks good but the receiver has never looked right.

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#6058419 - 11/30/15 02:13 PM Re: Dipping versus Cerakote rifle stock [Re: booger]
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I thought Cerakoting was for metal. confused2
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#6058423 - 11/30/15 02:16 PM Re: Dipping versus Cerakote rifle stock [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I thought Cerakoting was for metal. confused2
anything hard and rigid can be cerekoted from what I understand.
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#6058588 - 11/30/15 03:31 PM Re: Dipping versus Cerakote rifle stock [Re: booger]
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Both rifles have synthetic stocks... may be leaning more for a dip since they are starters
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#6058896 - 11/30/15 05:52 PM Re: Dipping versus Cerakote rifle stock [Re: booger]
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I'm too lazy and cheap for all that... I'd just ask your wife if you can borrow a dab of her nail polish. Tell her that you want "Hooker Red", she'll know what you are talking about.

Put a dab of the red polish somewhere where it won't get rubbed off, like in a screw slot - and there you go!

Another cheap dodge is to rub a white laundry marker (grease pencil) across the lettering on the barrel. Wipe off the excess so that now just the lettering is white. I used to do this on M14's, it works great.

Save you a lot of time and trouble.


Edited by charlesb (11/30/15 05:53 PM)
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#6058914 - 11/30/15 05:59 PM Re: Dipping versus Cerakote rifle stock [Re: booger]
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cerakote is for hard surface, not on the plastic/synthetic materials. Cerakote requires heat and maybe too much for the stocks. I'm thinking dipping or the rattle can camo would be your better choice. There is a world of patterns to pick from, the boys can express themselves very easily.
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#6059081 - 11/30/15 07:08 PM Re: Dipping versus Cerakote rifle stock [Re: BassCat'99]
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Originally Posted By: BassCat'99
cerakote is for hard surface, not on the plastic/synthetic materials.


I'm no expert on the subject, but I've seen some Glocks with cerakoting.

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#6059094 - 11/30/15 07:12 PM Re: Dipping versus Cerakote rifle stock [Re: booger]
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There is a bake on and an air dry cerekote. The bake on is tougher and more resistant to wear and tear but you can do hard plastics with the air dry.
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