Painting a stock-input needed

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by crittrgittr, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. crittrgittr

    crittrgittr Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. fieldsj66

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    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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    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>
     
  5. crittrgittr

    crittrgittr Well-Known Member

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    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)
     
  6. Nimrod1203

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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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  7. crittrgittr

    crittrgittr Well-Known Member

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    thanks. looks good. how did you get the stripes in it?
     
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    I followed the steps outlined in this article. http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f5/how-camouflage-paint-your-rifle-greg-ballard-31785/
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    I used a foam brush to put the stripes on after i layed the base dark tan. Then i put the green stripes at random spots, and finally i used lighter tan on one side of the dark black to break up the outline even more and kinda looks like tree branches with sun shining on one side or moss. I might do something different next time...if you don't like it, it takes about 5 minutes and some steel wool to erase your mistakes. Just play around with it until your happy.
    Nimrod
     
  9. Bravo 4

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    Just clean it and krylon. Pretty simple. Just touch up as needed.

    New scope on the .338 and new barrel on the .308 AR, they are about to be colored in.
     

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    Start with light color and graduate to darkest. Mechanics drawer liner works well to give it the snake skin look. One side 's better than the other.
     
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    good idea on the drawer lining! going to use it myself this weekend. thanks
     
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    wow, looks so sweet stuff.
     
  13. crittrgittr

    crittrgittr Well-Known Member

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    any chance to get pics of the drawer liner pattern?
     
  14. Bravo 4

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    I use cheap mesh bags from WalMart.
     

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