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Old 09-27-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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I have a perfectly good Marlin but I'm wanting to turn it into a small project just for fun. I was at work and I saw a can of Rustoleum spray paint and I really liked the color so I figured that was enough to get me really moving on starting it. I have never done any kind of refinishing on any kind of rifle. Hell I don't even know if its totally stupid to use Spray Paint or Rustoleum or anything I'm even considering is just plain stupid. I was browsing some of the other threads about refinishing and I saw a project that Canebrake did and it looked great. If anyone has any tips on painting a stock/barrel any advice would be great.

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Old 09-30-2012, 01:12 PM   #2
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So you have a perfectly good Marlin and want to paint it. Why?

Buy some rusted out POS and paint away.

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you have to de-grease the metal with alcohol or brake cleaner or similar. Check to see if the paint you pick reacts with the existing stock finish(most are OK but check). then go ahead and paint.

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I shouldn't sand off the finish on the stock?

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Unless it is very shiny there is no real reason to sand. You can sand if you want as it won't hurt anything. or you can sand lightly to increase adhesion of the paint.

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X2 Johnjax.

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I would use Duracoat instead. It is fairly inexpensive, easy to use, holds up well and is available in a bunch of colors.

I bought the EZ Finishing Kit that came with:

Airbrush with air hose and couplings
9oz airbrush propellant (in a can) with valve
Color bottle with adapter
Color bottle with cap
4oz stock Duracoat color of your choice
1oz Duracoat hardener
2oz Duracoat reducer
6oz aerosol TruStrip
Instructional DVD

This is enough to finish 2-4 firearms. I refinished a CZ82 pictured below. You can add other items at additional cost. You can cruise around their site for other colors and stuff they offer. Here is the link to the site.

http://lauerweaponry.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id= 930

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What kind of Marlin is it?
If it is a 336 HELL NO
If it is something like the model 60 - if you really want to youu will'nt hout it much.
but tell us what it is?

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It's a model 60...I think that Johnjax is right I'm just going to keep an eye out for some rusty piece.

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