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Old 07-03-2007, 05:05 PM
saniterium92128 saniterium92128 is offline
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Painting Synthetic Rifle Stock




Hey guys. I recently got my Remington 770 and want to paint the synthetic stock and possibly the barrel some sort of military style of camo. I have three questions. First, are there any good sites with a tutorial? Second, what sort of paint should I use for the camo and for the finish. Lastly, what coating should I put on it so it won't wear off (or at least not quickly)? I shoot this rifle almost weekly so the paint needs to be able to stand up. Thanks!
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:19 PM
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DuraCoat. It is available for DYI or you can take it to a graduate of one of the classes.

http://www.duracoat-firearm-finishes.com/

http://www.lauerweaponry.com/
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:23 PM
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Is there any paint that one can get at a local store to do it? What about Krylon Fusion for the stock since it "molecularly bonds" to all plastics. I'd the Duracoat but I don't have an airbrush or the like.

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Old 07-03-2007, 05:41 PM
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What about Krylon Fusion for the stock since it "molecularly bonds" to all plastics. Okay, I guess. I have no experience with any paint that "bonds molecularly with plastic." DuraCoat is a two-part paint, sorta like an epoxy-based paint, I think.

Here's a quote from their website that seems to sum up the experience that many people have had: The DuraCoat Firearm Finishes Direct provides the DuraCoat System which is the very latest in firearm finishing technology. No other commercially manufactured and packaged firearm finishing system offers the versatility, durability and user friendly characteristics of DuraCoat. DuraCoat is extremely easy to apply. Anyone can do it. DuraCoat was designed for the average gun owner. Preheating, baking and blasting are not required. Expensive, space consuming equipment is not needed. Simply clean and degrease the surface prior to application. DuraCoat is permanent, and provides a professional finish.
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:42 PM
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I'd go with the duracoat. I airbrush camo'd my Ruger M77 Mk II all weather in 3 shades of green,brown and black using plastic aquarium leaves to give it a pattern. I have to redo it about every 2 years on the stainless barrel, but it holds up well on the synthetic stock.
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:46 PM
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Again, I would go with the Duracoat, but I do not have an airbrush and would prefer not to have to buy one if possible. Also, are there any tutorial sites that go into detail (with pics) on the process?

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Old 07-03-2007, 10:52 PM
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Anyone else have any input on the matter?
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Old 07-04-2007, 10:54 AM
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Gosh, for $50.00 this looks like a good deal to me:

http://www.lauerweaponry.com/index.cfm?Category=218

You get an airbrush and an instructional DVD in that kit. You can also buy camo patterns and additional colors of paint and design your own unique "look." You won't have a lot of money wrapped up in an airbrush, but you can upgrade that same airbrush by using an air compressor. Of course, there are better tools out there, but we're not talking about precision detail that requires a fine spray - we're talking about applying paint to templates.

I can't imagine that you'll get a better quality finish for less than $50.00 anywhere on the planet.
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:26 PM
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I painted the furniture on my AR-15 with Krylon Fusion-It is holding up well-granted this is not a combat weapon and does not get thrown in the trunk,etc.It will be easy to touch up when it needs it.
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Old 07-04-2007, 01:06 PM
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badbird94: Did you leave the metal parts as-is? I think saniterium92128 wants to finish his metal and plastic parts. That website I posted has some great views of many different camo patterns and colors.
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Old 07-04-2007, 01:48 PM
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I painted the plastic only
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Old 07-04-2007, 03:25 PM
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badbird94: Did you leave the metal parts as-is? I think saniterium92128 wants to finish his metal and plastic parts. That website I posted has some great views of many different camo patterns and colors.
That would be correct. Thanks for the link!
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Old 07-05-2007, 05:15 PM
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So is it safe to assume, nobody knows of any instructional sites on the matter?
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:38 PM
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Goodness gracious, do you know how to use Google?

http://www.bowhunting.net/artman/pub...DuraCoat.shtml

http://www.surplusrifle.com/reviews2...coat/index.asp

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=210807

And a lot more that I didn't have time to sort through. http://www.google.com/search?q=durac...&start=10&sa=N
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:42 PM
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The one from Surplus Rifle is especially good.
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:47 PM
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Goodness gracious, do you know how to use Google?
Yes I know how to use google. However, I used Yahoo and none of those sites came up. Thanks for you help though.
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