GUN Painting a synthetic stock...

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  1. HisXLNC

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    I hate the stock color. It's this cheap looking shade of Happy Meal toy grey. :hs:

    I was thinking of doing black/grey/white MARPAT for that tacticool look. :coold:

    Can you just use some Krylon Camo paint on it? http://www.krylon.com/products/camouflage_paint_with_fusion_technology/

    Or is there something better I can I can use? I'd prefer for it to be as durable as possible and something that doesn't involve priming or sanding.

    What I want my end result to look like:
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    Soybomb New Member

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    The more prep work on anything usually the better the result and the more durable it is. Lazy comes with tradeoffs.

    I've heard good things about brownells alumahyde2 on plastic. I like it on metal as well and really gets quite hard after a few weeks of drying.
     
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    I don't understand the desire to paint weapons like that. IMHO, it looks gay as Super AIDS
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    might work for plastics. The keys to any good paint job are good prep work and not being in a hurry painting (take your time smooth even coats and not one thick coat)

    the image you post shows metals being painted are you just doing the stock or the whole firearm?
     
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    Captain Haddock Blistering Barnacles OT Supporter

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    Make sure you prep the surface well and use smooth, light, even painting techniques
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    :werd:

    I can totally understand painting it as one solid color as part of a refinish job though.
     
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    I've krylon'd all sorts of shit, with various results.

    It's not permanent, and if you are looking for a ultra nice finish like the rifle above, that's probably not the route you wanna go. Duracoat is pretty easy to apply, and tends to stay put much better. Like Soybomb was saying, a lot of the work is in the prep - DO NOT skimp out on this.

    If I was wanting cheap and dirty, I'd do Krylon. If you are wanting something like the picture, get some Duracoat, some stencils, and a airbrush used for models.
     
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    Yeah. I was just going to do the stock.
     
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    Cool.
     
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    Check out http://www.lauerweaponry.com/ for Duracoat supplies.

    Then go to some sniper orientated sites (SnipersHide, SnipersCentral, AR15 probably), and search for how to paint a stock. Read a bunch, then do, and post back here so we can ridicule/mock/compliment the job depending on how well you did.
     
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    Yeah. From reading up on it, I might just stick with flat black for now. If that doesn't come out sucktastic, i'll try the MARPAT.
     
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    looks identical to my gun, i used the lauer weaponary duracoat system

    thats urban mirage flage-

    the factory remington stock would not adhere that paint, no matter what prep I used, I had to redo it twice and it still flakes off, it stuck to my ruger stock like a champ

    now I have the JAE-100 stock on order :)
     
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    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    lol @ giant crow on the stock
     
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    You can get a complete duracoat kit for about 60 bucks. It's the only way to go to get the finish and durability you want. It's very easy to apply.
     
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    Nah, don't be a pussy; go for the gold!

    Try it out and do what you want. I personally think the urban camo doesn't look that bad. It really isn't nearly as hard as it might seem. If you mess it up, just paint over it, no biggie.


    Get good with it and set up a side business doing OT'ers stuff. Lots of startup refinishing companies out there, seems like perhaps a decent way to make a little extra scratch.
     

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