Painted my long range rifle

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Iron Worker, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't get my Precision Stocks Works stock the color I wanted with out a long wait/ Simple as pie painting it . Olive drab paint and Black Krylon webbing and clear coat . Win Mod 70 Brux 26" 7 WSM
     

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  2. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    Did you use any special primer on the stock? I have a factory Weatherby tupperware stock and have been thinking of doing something with it but don't know what needs to be done to prep the stock. Any suggestions?

    Your stock looks good.
     
  3. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Thanks .... Make sure your stock is free of gun cleaning and oil residues. No primer ,but wear rubber gloves to keep oil from your skin off stock . 10 minutes of sanding with synthetic steel wool and its ready for painting. Follow all the directions on the can,take your time.
     
  4. Tnwhip

    Tnwhip Well-Known Member

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    Looks good. Painting is pretty easy.I put a Boyds Laminate Tacticool stock on my SPS. It comes painted Black and I didn't want that and started to strip it but desided I would sponge camo it and see how that would look. It turned out great. I just put camo tape on the scope but will probably paint it' if I keep that scope on this rifle
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  5. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Your rifle looks great !
     
  6. WildRose

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    Nice job. Prep is pretty simple, hit it with carburetor cleaner to strip off any oil, scrub with fine steel wool if needed while doing so.

    Wash it down and let it dry.

    Hit it with some 120-180gr sand paper.

    Brownell's Alumahyde II works very well.

    Make sure paint is at or slightly above room temp.

    Make sure stock is at or above room temp. I generally warm it a bit with a heat gun.

    Paint as desired.

    Be patient. Allow the paint to set up and cure in a warm area for a couple of days before handling.

    Give it at least a week or two to cure out after putting it back together before hauling it off to the range or field.

    Surface prep and curing are the two most important parts of painting.
     
  7. Hunter5325

    Hunter5325 Well-Known Member

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    I did both of these tupperware Vanguard stocks, quite easy with a little practice.

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  8. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Those look very nice.