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Old 04-08-2013, 08:08 PM   #11
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as Duracoater said, prep work is the biggest factor in painting a gun stock or anything for that matter. you have to determine what's needed for the particular material you want to paint, whether it be metal or synthetic.

another thing to consider is the composition of the synthetic stock. some are just cheap plastic and are harder to prep than others.

and my final wipe-down is done with alcohol right before i apply the first coats of paint. learned that from painting plastic car parts over the years.

anothr tip. before even scuffing or sanding the stock or metal, wipe it down with brake cleaner, acetone or alcohol first. any waxes, oils or contaminates will be imbedded and can ruin the finish if this isn't done. also when i paint a synthetic stock, i use 3M red scuff pads, and use them wet with water and Dawn dishwahing soap. i then dry them completely and then wipe down with alcohol and then it's ready to paint.

another tip when painting. use more light coats and allow ample time between coats. more light coats with ample drying time in between are are much better than fewer heavier coats.



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Old 04-14-2013, 09:10 PM   #12
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nothing beats krylon fusion camo and a very porous sponge

this is how my stock started out,, it came in OD green so i used that for a base color


and a about 30mins with a sponge and some black and khaki and i now have this







doing it this way makes it look much more natural and less man made,,, remember camo is suppose to be random and works much better when done so



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I like, very impressive!

Did you do the same thing (Krylon) and use a net with the snake pattern?

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I like, very impressive!

Did you do the same thing (Krylon) and use a net with the snake pattern?
that was on a wood stock and i use a textured stone type paint for a base coat to make it really rough so that it would not slip in the hands
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a method i use when doing camo paintjobs is to shade the edges, instead of going for hard lines. to me, it looks more random and natural.



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