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Painting Stock and Forend?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Pull-it!, Jul 11, 2011.

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  1. Pull-it!

    Pull-it! Member

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    Have a gun I was thinking about painting the wood that is scratched up. Any pointers on the process and what about the checkering?
     
  2. ouch

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    Has anyone here actually followed those site instructions and obtained good results ? Thanks,Richard
     
  3. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Strip the old finish off using paint remover. Mask the checkering, Spray about 6 coats of automotive primer on using a spray can or as many as it takes to fill the grain. Sand between coats with 400 or 600 grit using water. Using a air brush, paint what ever color on that you like (Craytex air brush paint, it's cheap). About 6-10 light coats using a heat gun to dry each coat before applying the next. Final two or three coat are Boat polyurethane let dry about 20 minutes between coats. Oh checkering! I almost forgot. When you spray the final coat of paint remove the masking tape and paint the checkering. Let it dry and re-mask. Do like wise on the final finish coat. let the stock set for at least 24 hours before using. I've use this method a number of times, and it has always turned of great. And it's kind of fun.

    As a matter of fact, my Ljutic is painted "Gold" right now. But has been several other colors Lately however, I've been thinking about changing it to black with silver highlights.
     
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