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Old September 13, 2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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Painting Synthetic

Does anyone have any experience doing any custom paint on synthetic stocks or similar material?

If so, what kind of preperation process, painting process & what method of painting seem advantageous?

Also, what brand of paint that is reaily available would best suit the task at hand?
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Old September 13, 2012, 06:42 PM   #2
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Really? No one?

Either this is in the wrong section, I am being boycotted or the only one wanting to paint what can be bought for less than the price of paint.
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Old September 13, 2012, 07:52 PM   #3
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Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Primer - Gray (#51318)
Krylon Camouflage Paint with Fusion Technology - Black (#4290)
Krylon Camouflage Paint with Fusion Technology - Khaki (#4291)
Krylon Camouflage Paint with Fusion Technology - Brown (#4292)
Krylon Camouflage Paint with Fusion Technology - Olive (#4293)

should do the trick

start with khaki, olive, brown then black

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Old September 13, 2012, 08:00 PM   #4
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ahh beautiful - i was looking at the krylon plastics as my original option..... had no clue they would layer up to make a good camo line. Thanks alot!
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Old September 14, 2012, 03:27 AM   #5
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Bead blast the stock at 20 psi, wipe down with alcohol or Windex, then shoot air cure GunKote on it. After it cures, put it back together and go shooting.
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Old September 14, 2012, 04:09 PM   #6
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what size would you suggest to blast with scorch?
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Old September 14, 2012, 09:32 PM   #7
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Whatever you have, but make sure you turn the pressure down to about 20 psi. Otherwise you will eat the stock up rather quickly. Don't ask how I know this.
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Old September 14, 2012, 09:33 PM   #8
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noted. thanks for the help. i can say with some paint and grass i can make great camo..thought i should get some support for a finer project.
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Old September 15, 2012, 08:40 AM   #9
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I use 100 grit garnet paper to rough my stocks before I painted them, When my computer went down I had little to do on my spare time so I painted 5 stocks. The paint I used was the Krylon Camo paint, also I used some Rust Oleum in certain colors, then after the camo paint cured in the 105 degree sun for a day, I used Rust-Oleums Matte Clear-coat and let that cure in the sun. The result is a "baked on" tough as nails paint job, and their cool.
The forums limit on file types wont permit me to show pics, I can't figure out why my pics are taking up so much file space!???
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Old September 15, 2012, 11:59 AM   #10
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Hooligan1 what resolution are your pictures in?
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Old September 15, 2012, 12:02 PM   #11
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im open to a scuff over with 100G, but compared to blasting it just seems like more work to get in the tiny places, and more than likely less effective for an overall finish.

however, i have noted you input and would like to see pics forsure.
be sure to check off a ' for forums ' resizing selection when you use an image hoster.
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Old September 15, 2012, 06:19 PM   #12
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Also, what brand of paint that is reaily available would best suit the task at hand?
What is the task at hand?

Hunting, benchrest...?

Several things to consider...

How much durability do you need?

Do you want it to be permanent?

Ease of application...

For stocks, I gotta tell you that rattle-can Krylon Camo jobs are easy, attractive, and fairly durable if properly clear coated.

If it gets beat up, or you want to remove it, or you just decide to change to a different color or pattern, it'll wipe right off with mineral spirits. Quick dry, you can do a four-color camo job in an hour...

Now, if you're doing a complicated ACUPAT or similar that takes days to do correctly, you're going to want it to last...because it's also not easy to touch up. Here, you'll want to use more durable two-part paints like Cerakote or Duracoat.
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1stmar, I'm not sure but it seems like I used post with no problem, I'll get it figured out....buy a new camera?
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Old September 17, 2012, 06:58 AM   #14
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Some plastic stocks are molded and silicon mold release residue on them
A good soaking in hot soap water will get rid of the release as well Testors paint prep chemical.

Forgot the name of it
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