I have a choate tactical stock in black and I got some hoppes on it when I wiped it away I found out the stock USA desert tan color underneath. So I'm going to strip the stock and get it nice and clean then I want to paint it. I assume I will need a good primer and a special paint. Does anyone have some tips for me and know what kind of paint /primer ill need?
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never painted a rifle stock but I've painted a ton of decoys. The rustoleum oil based paints are great for items like decoys (and i would assume synthetic stocks) that are going to get serious field use and banged around. I'd think they would hold up well against solvents too opposed to latex paints.
I have messed with dura coat in the past and found that for the price I prefer to krylon. As long as you do a proper prep, use multiple thin coats, apply a clear coat, and give it plenty of time to cure before use it works pretty good. I just finished a savage barreled action and it turned out great. While I was putting the trigger back in I dropped it and the barrel hit my tool box hard with no damage to the finish so I am fairly impressed.
I would use the cerekote and bake it in the oven, should be able to put the stock in there might need to leave the door open. I have found that provides the best finish. Bell & Carlson (does not have to be theirs) will also repaint a stock and they can also add the dura-touch coating which is really nice. Kevin Weaver also has the ability to add that same rubberized coating.
The above suggestions would only work if you have a airbrush.
Otherwise Krylon has worked for me also, just make sure you get all the oil off the stock with a good wipe down of acetone.
I have painted several rifles and shotguns, I have found that the textured Rustoleum lawn furniture paint works really well. I usually start with a self etching primer on the metals then hit it with the rustoleum. After that I airbrush anything else I want on it and shoot it with a matt clear. Let it cure for a couple of days then use the heck out of it...