My brother in law wanted me to play with his Marlin 882 a little. After a cheapie trigger job Marlin 822 / 925 / 25 etc. trigger mod. / job
, the next thing he wanted was a paint job. I originally was going for a Multicam look, but then it went in a different direction.
First was to remove the open sights, as he was only using it scoped. I also replaced his rings that where slipping on the dovetail with Weaver Quad locks. Before paint:
Then removed the action / barrel fromn the stock. I used acetone to remove oils, blue painter's tape for masking, a lint free cloth for wiping, scotch pad for scuffing the stock and metal, and a tooth brush for the checkering and hard to reach spots.
Since the stock was off, I thought I'd open the barrel channel a little. I also removed the butt and grip plate and stuffed the stock cavities with plastic grocery bags to help muffle that hollow sound.
Getting the gunk out of the checkering:
I also lightly sanded the molding marks in the stock, gave it a roough scuffing with the scotch pad, and wiped it off with acetone and lint free rag.
Give the action, barrel, and scope a scuffing too, then wipe with the acetone. Mask off what you don't want painted. Remember all those things on your scope that you want see like the labeling of magnification, turret numbers, the lenses, etc. Stuff the inside of the receiver with papertowels, any vent holes, and plug the muzzle. Give it another pass with the acetone