GUN Thinking about painting my Marlin.

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  1. Radicus

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    Just going to use krylon or whatever I can get a walmart... Question is, what grit sandpaper should I use? Don't think I've ever painted wood before. :rofl:
     
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    Krylon and firearms don't mix.
     
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    dura coat or nothing
     
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    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

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    Half of the ARs on ar15 were painted with Krylon camo
     
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    Strip, sand, stain, sand, stain, sand.

    Without seeing it, but knowing its wood, don't paint it. A well done wood stock is a very sexy thing.
     
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    AR's =/= wood stock.
     
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    Refinish the wood, its not hard and it will look better
     
  8. Radicus

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    It's fairly new... this isn't to make it look better per se. I just want it to be black instead of wood. It's not a big deal, the stocks are only $40 new so If I change my mind down the road... no biggie.


    So what grit? any tips? and yes, im using krylon... if it chips or scratches I can always redo it.
     
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    Why not just stain it black?
     
  10. Radicus

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    Will that have the same effect? How do I stain it?
     
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    Could look good, sort of like a black laminate. Should be easy to do too, just strip it down and paint it with RIT dye.
     
  12. Radicus

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    So I should strip it then sand it? How do I strip it? Paint thinner?
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    First of all I would suggest getting a cheap set of black synthetic stocks rather than painting the wood ones, if you know the model you can look up the stocks pretty easily.

    Second, this is a personal experience one, both from painting one myself when I didn't know any better and inheriting one later marked "needs work" paint and firearms do not mix. Cleaning solvent has a nasty habit of softening paint if it comes in contact. There may be a sealant that would hold up to solvent exposure, but staining is a better option in my opinion, you get a black stock with the warm beauty of wood.
     
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    I see your point. But considering the stock is removed for cleaning it's really a non-issue in this case.
     
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    Just sanded it... Fuck that was easy! :rofl: Stripping and painting something like a bicycle is WAY more fucking work.
     

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