Repainting composite stock

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by shedhunt, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. shedhunt

    shedhunt Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I have just finished up doing some work on an old Bell and Carlson stock that I purchased. This stock had been painted several different times by others with nasty paint. I am looking for some suggestions on best paint to use that will be as close to factory as possible.

    Thank you...
     
  2. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

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    I have tried lacquer based oven cured and rustoleum spray paints.
    But the lacquer vapors gave me brain damage and the rustoeum peels off or wears off.

    I am now using BROWNELLS - ALUMA-HYDE® II
    ALUMA-HYDE® II | Brownells

    I have had some problems with it, but Brownells has been very helpful and the stuff is cheap.
    Brownells is like RCBS, they are TOO nice. I feel guilty after they help me more than I deserve.


    To really do it right, I need 90 degree weather or direct sunshine. We don't get that for 9 months at a time in the Seattle area. So I made a paint box out of cardboard. I bought a 450 Watt heating plate at Goodwill for $5. They have lots of them. I put that on the bottom. I made a baffle out of cardboard so the hot air can convect up from the hot plate, but paint can't land on the hot plate. I put a meat thermometer in the top. I used a rubber band around two sheet rock screws for a door latch. I draped an old blanket over the box. It gets up to 90 degrees. I hang stocks and barrels from coat hanger wire through to top attached to sticks. When I rotate the sticks, the stocks and barrels rotate inside the box. I open the door and spray some paint in there. Then I close up the box and wait two hours for the paint to cure.

    I call it that paint "one part spray epoxy", because after curing, the stuff his thick and hard. It may get dirty, but it is not going to wear off.
     

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  3. tinkerer

    tinkerer Well-Known Member

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    After stripping the old paint off, of course.

    After that, I like Krylon Plastic Spray paint. And I recently used their camo line for multi color camo, came out great, even after a satin clear coat.

    Larry
    Tinkerer
     
  4. shedhunt

    shedhunt Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the great information. I will definitely be looking into both of these.