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Unread 09-04-2011, 08:41 PM
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Painting a stock-input needed

I am thinking of painting my stock. Any sugestions? Do it or not. If so how about sandpaper, paint, patterns? I'm thinking of some sort of grey camo since I hunt mostly around oaks. I would assume to sand with a course grit, then a fine like most other stuff. Then use a good quality spray paint. Sound pretty close? Any need for primer before paint? How about camo techniques? Any and all input will be appreciated.
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    Unread 09-05-2011, 10:37 AM
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    Re: Painting a stock-input needed

    dont need to sand that much. you could just do a little scuff with a scotch brite pad. there's also a few primers that "etch" without the sanding part. remember to use a flat or extra flat paint. i put a tribal pattern on my turkey gun. have some fun with it.
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    Unread 09-05-2011, 10:39 AM
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    Re: Painting a stock-input needed

    meant to include this also Camo Dip Kit - Do It Yourself Water Transfer Camo Dip Kit
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    Re: Painting a stock-input needed

    If it's wood, then I usually strip finish and sand with fine paper. I also do any shaping that I want at this stage.
    If one of the cheaper synthetic's (Tuperware) I try and get all the mold lines out. Then for all synthetic's regardless of cost, I de-oil it, usually with Isopropyl Alcohol.
    I usually decide on a base color (i.e. Tan, Forest Green, Gray, etc.) then I collect small branches with the leaf pattern that I like (i.e pine needles or oak leaves).
    After the base coat is dry then I hold the leaf pattern against the stock and "tack" spray it with flat black, earth brown or whatever my/your imagination can come up with.
    I go light with the base and tack spray, that way if I/you don't like it you can start over. JohnnyK>
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    Re: Painting a stock-input needed

    thanks for the replies so far. I did forget to mention that it is a synthetic stock. Does anyone have any pics of their projects?(stocks)
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    For synthetic(plastic) use the Krylon Fusion. It makes it to where you don't have to sand or prime. It kinda bonds itself to the stock. I'd atleast use a base coat of it. This is a crappy picture, and the colors look a bit better in person. but this is a synthetic stock that is a OEM. just practicing on it before my Mcmillan shows up. As i said, the Krylon Fusion as a base coat will take care of all prep work. just whipe it real quick before shooting it with some sort of cleaner. alchohol or otherwise to remove the oils will work. and i hung mine from a tree. just practice. you can always re-try it.
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    thanks. looks good. how did you get the stripes in it?
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