Sponge painting stocks?

Rem6br

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here’s a couple i done last year. the Christensen Ridgeline 280 Ackley got stolen so if anyone happens across it i’d really appreciate the info on it.
 

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I used an entire can of synthetic safe gun scrubber when I painted my ancient 270. Clean once scrubbing every nook, clean again. The rest will be fine if you get the first step right.

I did a satin black on the metal which looks way way better than I was expecting and standard woodland colors on the stock. Both are holding up great after 2 seasons. Pics got lost on phone but I did base coat of tan and started taping on oak leaves, then finished with a few touches of each color shot through a laundry bag holding the can further back to soften the edges. Flat Krylon clear coat to finish.
 

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#1 CR500 Racer......... that looks really good!! I couldn't make yur AR out til I looked at larger picture, Great color scheme!! 75w/Dist36
 

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I've painted quite a few. Used multiple kinds of paint's over the years. I actually like the rustoleum cammo paint cans then use a matt clear coat to finish it off. Have had guns with the paint on them for years and has been extremely durable with heavy use. Just be sure paint/clear has cured completely or you'll be able to scratch it. Once cured, I've had no issues.
 

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fireman72

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I've done a few. With some history painting other polymer stocks, I use the Krylon Fusion, when possible, as it seems to adhere better than most, as some others have mentioned earlier.

My takes on some of the Altus/Manners color schemes on a couple of KRG Bravo stocks and a Boyd's PV. Stock base colors with torn pieces of Walmart bath sponges torn into random chunks and dipped into puddles of sprayed Krylon. Light color first, followed by darker color. No clear coat needed, to date. Obviously, colors can be varied and additional colors could be included. Less is more when sponge painting, imho.
 

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skipglo

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I've done a few. With some history painting other polymer stocks, I use the Krylon Fusion, when possible, as it seems to adhere better than most, as some others have mentioned earlier.

My takes on some of the Altus/Manners color schemes on a couple of KRG Bravo stocks and a Boyd's PV. Stock base colors with torn pieces of Walmart bath sponges torn into random chunks and dipped into puddles of sprayed Krylon. Light color first, followed by darker color. No clear coat needed, to date. Obviously, colors can be varied and additional colors could be included. Less is more when sponge painting, imho.
Well done!
 
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