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7X57Mauser 09-26-2012 06:28 PM

Spray-on Camo Job
I have recently come into a well used Browning BPS with a synthetic stock that has all the makings of a turkey gun. Being adventurous I am thinking I should try a camo finish. Brownell's has a bake-on finish that requires 30 minutes at 350 degrees that would be durable, etc. My question is what about the synthetic stock? How do I paint and cure that without melting it? Or do I do the metal parts with one product and plastic with another safer one?
For what its worth, I only want to do this with spray can products, I don't have an airbrush kit, I don't want one either. Anyone have any experience doing this sort of thing?

msup752 09-26-2012 08:13 PM

I've seen utube videos of a guy who used camo spray paints that are layered on. I've checked the paints out and they say they work on metal, wood, and plastic. His final product looked nice but I'm not sure how it would wear or how heat resistant it is.
He painted an M14 style rifle.

Mosin 09-27-2012 11:28 PM

I painted my rifle with camo spray paint. krylon ir something.

Mosin 09-27-2012 11:31 PM

It held up amazingly for years. Yes it's a synthetic stock.

I started stripping it today because I'm going for a snow pattern. It took half a bottle of acetone and about 2 hours just to get the paint off!

Prep is the key! Sand first, clean, dry. Then wipe with acetone. Let dry and paint. Let the paint cure for a few weeks.

7X57Mauser 09-28-2012 01:36 PM

That's why I'm leaning toward the oven cure finish, it'll be cured in a matter of an hour or less.

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