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Old 08-11-2011, 12:40 AM   #1
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I have a 22 long rifle bolt. Its all wood stock. I want to camo it myself and have a low budget. Any ideas how to paint it myself that won't cost a lot and easy enough for someone that's never painted a gun stock

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Whatever the link is it won't let me open it. It just keeps re-directing me to here. :/

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Maybe if you bought like spray paints? In colours to suit your surroundings, and used masking tape on places you dont want painted and use stencils for the different colours? I even saw in a movie the use of leaves as a stencil. (just a suggestion)

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What kind of rifle is it? How does the wood look?

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Its a 22 long rifle bolt. I acualy just took a wack at it with Rust-Oleum special outdoor camouflage spray paint i got at home depot. I used twigs and leaves to match the environmen. For $11 i think it looks pretty good. the only mistake i made was i didnt sandpaper the wood before i sprayed. I used 4 Different colors black as base, then kachki, then earth brown and finaly deep forest green. each time i added more twigs and leaves. it took about 2 and a half hours to completely finish. Now im letting it dry for 24 hours. It looks pretty good and the color is perfect for western pa woods. The only problem is I have to see if there is a clear glaze or something to put over again to protect the paint. Any sugestions? and thanks every one for the ideas so far =)

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I have no idea what to varnish it with, im not sure maybe a heavy duty yacht varnish r something like that? Like just to be sure, and im glad it worked out well, hey not everything in the movies is complete bull!

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Spar varnish has a yellow tint.

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I used Krylon Camoflage spray paint on my Mini 14 beech stock. I made the pattern with blue painter's tape torn into strips. Shoot the base color, apply the strips in the pattern you want, and then shoot the 2nd color. Dries to a matt finish, cures fully in a week, quite durable. I'm happy with it...

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Great job. I'm really surprised with the results after knowing you just used tape

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