The stock on my Savage still had the factory molding marks and lines on it. I carefully sanded it before painting it with Krylon aerosol automotive primer, paint and clear coat. After painting I applied a few coats of Meguiar's carnauba wax with much hand rubbing. The satin black coating with a slight wrinkle finish turned out real well. It seems to be pretty durable and has held up well so far. Considering the depth of my painting skills, which isn't much, I am pretty pleased with the job.