Re: HOW TO
What I did was to put the stock out in the hot sun for several days. Hang it in the sun and wind by the sling swivel stud and let it bake naturally. The smell is from vapor coming off the stock as the paint sowly hardens. The hotter you get the stock the more the paint will dry. The faster you put coats on top of coats the longer the stock will smell as the first coat is still trying to get rid of the vapors and slowly bleeds up through the top layers lots longer.
Haste makes waste. Probably be just your luck that you are the only place in the U.S. that is not in the middle of a heat wave.
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