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Is painting over stainless only for a professional?

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Unread 03-13-2007, 09:32 PM
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Is painting over stainless only for a professional?

I put a new Bell and Carlson camo stock on my Rem 700 SPS. Now it seems like the stainless sticks out like a sore thumb. Does anyone have advice about painting over the stainless finish? Is this only a job for a profissional?
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    Unread 03-13-2007, 10:39 PM
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    Re: Is painting over stainless only for a professional?

    Easy to do yourself !! Take oil and grease cleaner or similar and wipe it down and then paint it.... Easy as can be. I have done 6 rifles now and a shotgun.


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    Re: Is painting over stainless only for a professional?

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    Great Paint Jobs!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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    Re: Is painting over stainless only for a professional?

    Sendero Man, You did a beautiful job on those guns. What is the process you used? What type of paint, primer, ect? What is the maintenance involved after the gun is painted? Thanks. Sorry to ask so many questions.
    Tim G
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    Re: Is painting over stainless only for a professional?

    I done the samething as Sendero Man. Just make dam sure you tape off the glass and knobs. My wife is so fast on the draw...I told her I was thinking of spraying my 270SPS and before I knew it she was shooting it up and did not cover the glass or the magnification numbers. I told her I appreciate the effort but Jesus H Christ slow down a little and think about what you are doing. She told me that MEK would take it right off and to go on back to what I was doing and leave her alone. She's the best friend I got and has spoiled me rotten...if not for her I'd be dead by now.

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    Re: Is painting over stainless only for a professional?

    Great paint jobs!!! The shotty looks factory dipped....
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    Re: Is painting over stainless only for a professional?

    Come on you guys, you've shown pretty pictures but nobody has given any details. How do you do it? And what do you use?
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