GUN Truck Bed Liner on Weapons? *Turned out Pretty Good*

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  1. MikeEagle12

    MikeEagle12 New Member

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    After contemplating for a week or two, I finally decided to do it. I used bed liner on the wood furniture of my AES10B RPK. I've never really cared for the wood furniture on AK style guns and would normally go for polymer black based rifles. Sense the only true RPKs with polymer stocks are way out of my price range, I decided to do a little modding to mine.

    I went out to auto zone and found some bed liner application that comes in a aerosol can for about $7.00. This was more then enough for the gun and could probably do a number more.

    Started out by testing it out on a scrap piece of wood. After a couple hours I was a little worried after I was still able to scratch and make imprints with my fingers. But by the next morning, it was solid as a rock.

    I then began sanding down the wooden pieces of the rifle with a course sandpaper to make sure to get any surface dirt/oil and get a surface that would bond to the bed liner better.

    After it was nice and sanded down, I applied alcohol with a rag to the wooden furniture to get any other dirt/oil off. After a few minutes of drying time, I then began masking up the parts that I didn't want bed liner on with tape and paper.

    Once masked, then came the spraying. Was a little hard to apply it evenly without to much buildup in areas, but after a few coats I managed to get a hang of it and ended up with a surface that was pretty even and smooth. One thing I did learn is that you cannot touch it after you spray it on. A couple times I tried to even it out with my fingers and a brush but just ended up making it worse. I found that if you wait a little bit until it's semi dried, you can press firmly on the surface of it and kind of even/smooth it out, especially if bubbles form.

    Put three coats of the bed liner on for now. If it holds up to my expectations, I'll put a couple more coats on in a few months. For now though, it really seems to be great. Put 140 rounds through the rifle the other day, and had no problems with it flaking or coming off.

    I'll try and let you know how it has held up over the next few months, but if I forget, check this thread over at this website. I tend to post there a little more regularly

    http://www.orderofmen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1232

    As for the pictures

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    and After

    You can see a couple bubbles on the lower front of the rifle. Should be able to sand it down a bit and put a few more coats on to make it come out as well as the stock did.

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    Thought it looked pretty bad ass next to the classic Russian weaponry :big grin::

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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    Interesting idea, let us know how it holds up over time, since that stuff was meant to bond to metal and not wood.

    Regardless it looks good, though I would never go that route. Still it looks like good workmanship
     
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    . ruined a perfectly good weapon
     
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    Thats how you get it on your hootus.
     
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    should of just ordered the polymer rpk set from kvar :o
     
  8. MikeEagle12

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    Figured I would get the too "tact cool" crowd in here. In the end, it's now more rugged and has the look I prefer. Open for you guys buying me another one that I can keep with the wood.
     
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    or I could have done it this way and saved some money for ammo :)

    I think it turned out just fine personally, which I was actually surprised about haha
     
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  10. MikeEagle12

    MikeEagle12 New Member

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    how so?

    Because I didn't want to have to worry about scratching it all up when taking it through the brush if I refinished it?

    Don't understand all the hate for wanting the more modern look on RPK/AKs, not like I put front rails, for grips, flashlights, and lasers on the damn thing lol. You guys crack me up with your obsession with wood furniture on "classic" AK's.

    And I hope you aren't talking about the rail. The AES10B is more accurate then an AK and is one of the the only 7.62/39 caliber rifle I would ever think of putting a low magnification scope on
     
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  11. Keesh

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    It's a Century RPK it's not like you destroyed some valuable stock set or anything.

    I prefer the wood, but it's your gun not mine. Nice work on the spray job though, it looks pretty good. Sounds like it holds up well too.
     
  12. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  13. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Looked a lot better with teh wood IMO but if you're happy then whatever floats your boat.
     
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    Is that an RPD?
     
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    looks like shit if you ask me
     
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    If you went with true polymer furniture, you would get the advantage of lighter weapon too. :hs:

    Not to mention that doesn't look very hot.
     
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    you managed to make a cheap rifle look even cheaper.
     
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    Not so sure if that looks good comrade...
     
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    Fuck it. I like it!
     
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    rpk
     
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    Hootus :bowrofl:

    That goes way back.
     
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    As far as adding more coats. Each additional coat of that stuff is supposed to be added while the previous coat is still semi tacky. If you add coats later they may not stick very well.
     
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    Ooooh.
     
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    Looked way better before IMHO.

    The buttstock looks good, but the forward grip looks like you painted glossy paint on hardwood.
     

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