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Anyone paint a Choate Stock?

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Old 09-13-2013, 10:37 PM
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Anyone paint a Choate Stock?

Just picked up a Savage 12 VSS in 22-250 today. It has a Choate Sniper stock. Looks like it will be an awesome coyote sniper, but it is way too plain.

What I was wondering is if anyone has used Krylon Fusion on one of these stocks. Did is stick well? How is it holding up? I was also thinking about using some of the black webbing. Any pics?

Anyone ever bead blast their own stainless? I was thinking about using a small handheld blaster. If I have to ship it off, I would probably have the barrel threaded for a can while it was gone.

Sorry no pics. Couldn't seem to get a good one on my phone. Too much shine from the stainless. I will have to wait until my wife gets home to use her super camera.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:08 AM
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Re: Anyone paint a Choate Stock?

I was wondering the same thing. I have a Tactical Chaote stock and it's fairly rough to the feel, so I was thinking it would hold the paint just fine. I did a plastic savage stock with Kylon and it turned out fine.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:07 AM
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Re: Anyone paint a Choate Stock?

I used to have a choate and I remember reading somewhere to use an automotive type spray! However, I never sprayed mine!

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Old 09-17-2013, 11:45 PM
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Re: Anyone paint a Choate Stock?

The Choate, as well as any plastic stock, needs the plastic roughed up and cleaned throughly before using Kyrlon or any other plastic paint.

The auto paints work well, too, but need good surface prep.

Sand, sand, sand, clean, clean, and sand again. Follow paint instructions well.

Pics necessary. When I finally got my Striker stock ready for paint, it was absolutely smooth. All grip surfaces added later. Lasted years so far.

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Old 09-18-2013, 11:55 PM
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Re: Anyone paint a Choate Stock?

Well, I went ahead and tried it. I used some Krylon Fusion and clear coated it with a matte. So far, I am pretty happy with the results. The colors I chose seem to blend well in the late fall dead grass or stubble. Hopefully it holds up as well as my paint job on my Savage.

I did use a little camo gun wrap to cover up some of the stainless. In the winter time, I normally wrap everything with white vet wrap.

The little Savage 17HMR travels with me year round. It has paid for its self a few times over just in racoons. It also come in handy with trapping.
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