Painting a stock-input needed

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by crittrgittr, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. crittrgittr

    crittrgittr Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to be painting a stock and was wondering what kind of advice any of you might have. Do any of you have pics of your projects and what works best? I''m thinking of a grey base seeing I hunt mostly in oaks. Thanks for any input.
     
  2. hatfield954

    hatfield954 Well-Known Member

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    Wood or synthetic?
     

  3. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    I painted a rusty 870. It turned out okay. I would suggest starting with the lightest color first and the darkest last. I started with tan, then green and finished dark brown. You would probably start with a gray.
     
  4. Time Killer

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    I've done several. Webbing is a easy job. Put on 3-5 coats of your grey, then web, then 3-5 coats of matte clear. Make sure practice with the webbing first as it comes out kinda goofy if your not used to it. If you wanna get crazy you can get some stencils. My son wanted a digital camo and I homemade some stencils. It came out ok, but would have been easier to just buy the stencils. If you just want solid, go for it. It's really not that hard.
    Good luck!
     
  5. Time Killer

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    Oh, I forgot. I always use several coats of primer first.
     
  6. WildRose

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    Yep.

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    Cerakote sand base and plastikote flat camo black shaded in on top.

    Hunting in oaks depending on the type you might want to go with something like a flat dark earth and then sniper gray and charcoal.
     
  7. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    Haha...I was looking at the gun so intently that I didn't even notice the bobcat hanging from the mesquite until the second look!
     
  8. WildRose

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    Well God and a few million years of evolution did his camouflage job and he is in the shade... .gun)
     
  9. Nimrod1203

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    I did this with just Krylon. Started with the brown, then did black, olive green stripes to break it up even more, then light light tan as highlights on the "branches" which would work nicely for the oaks. This was my first job, and i just followed the steps highlighted on the forums here. it's like "how to paint a rifle stock" or something. Like i said, far from pro, but effective none the less. just have fun with it. best thing about Krylon, you can re-do it.
    Nimrod
     
  10. Time Killer

    Time Killer Well-Known Member

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    Here are a few
     

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  11. crittrgittr

    crittrgittr Well-Known Member

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    I forgot to mention it is synthetic. Thanx for all the responses. Sure are some cool paint jobs you all did. Please keep them coming.
     
  12. crittrgittr

    crittrgittr Well-Known Member

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    bump for more input
     
  13. rcdinaz

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    I have done a couple of guns but dont have pics taken yet. Good advice already I would add that the last color you lay down will be the dominant color. This is important if you use more than two colors because as you use the stencils all you are seeing is the last color you apply.