Originally Posted by greeney
I am sure ill get done and say it wasn't worth it but I may give it a try. I have a few old arrow shafts. I thought even fiberglass would work, what resin did you use? A fiberglass resi with a glass reinforcement would be sweet id think, like fiber mesh in concrete.
Normally I use Acraglass from Brownells but for this project just about any 2 part liquid or putty type epoxy will do. One thing to remember, epoxy has a tough time sticking to most plastics long term so give it all the help you can. Roughen up the inside of the barrel channel and create some mechanical bonds by cutting groves etc into the plastic with a Dremmel. The more places the epoxy can ooze into and hang on to, the better off you are.
When you are done tape up the recoil pad, rough up the outside of the stock with coarse steel wool or fine sandpaper and go over the whole stock with alcohol or windex (you want no dust, oil or grease on the stock) and give it a few light coats of Alumahyde (Also Brownells) in your favorite color. I like Coyote, Dark Eart or Foliage Green. Remove the crappy camo paint from the metal with acetone and use Alumahyde flat black to paint it. You'll end up with a very nice professional looking finish on a MUCH better looking gun and the total cost will be under $40.
Oh while you are at it, take the recoil pad off completely and fill the hollow inside with spray urethane foam and let it set before you reinstall the pad. That will take away that annoying hollow sound.