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Old 01-23-2018, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default Rattle can rifle stock paintjob

Picked up a model 700 in 25-06 and was not crazy about the black synthetic stock. I really dig the look of the high end stocks with the desert tan and black webbing color scheme, but was not ready to shell out the 3-400 bucks that they cost. I did my best to imitate that look with the stock I have until I can afford one. I'm pretty happy with it, let me know what ya'll think.




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Old 01-23-2018, 06:59 PM   #2
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that looks really solid.
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:00 PM   #3
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I like it
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:02 PM   #4
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That is bad*** man, great job
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:10 PM   #5
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Looks great
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:12 PM   #6
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That looks good.
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:15 PM   #7
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I like that. Can you give us the steps you used?


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Dude that’s nice as hell
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:21 PM   #9
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:25 PM   #10
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:26 PM   #11
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:28 PM   #12
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:40 PM   #13
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I like that. Can you give us the steps you used?
I did not do any surface prep of the old stock besides washing it with warm soapy water. After it was good and dry I hung the rifle from the swivel studs with some bailing wire. I sprayed 3-4 coats of the desert tan, allowing 5-10 minutes between coats. Then I let it hang in the closet and cure for about a week.

The next step was the krylon marbelizing paint. It's an aerosol can but it actually shoots out a type of fibers with the paint (think silly string). I did some experimenting on a cardboard box to figure out the spray pattern and then I started on the rifle stock. You have to do pretty fast sweeping motions with this stuff to achieve the web look. I then hung that up and let it cure for a few days.

Lastly I applied the clear coat in a similar method as the tan paint. Maybe 2 or 3 light coats, and then a final coat that was a little heavier. Instructions on the paint said the last coat should look wet, but I was careful not to make any runs. Let that hang up about a week.

All in all I am happy with the final product. The finish seems durable enough since I gave the paint plenty time to cure. I basically just followed the instructions on each of the paint cans as far as dry/recoat/cure times. The fiber paint didnt get completely slicked over by the clear coat, so the stock still has a roughish texture to it that I like. Should really help with cold or wet hands if I ever run into that.

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Old 01-23-2018, 07:46 PM   #14
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Also did my glock while I was at it. It's not everyone's cup of tea but I like it
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:48 PM   #15
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Also did my glock while I was at it. It's not everyone's cup of tea but I like it
Me likey!!!!!! Awesome job!
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:50 PM   #16
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Both them pew-pews look top notch good work sir
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:52 PM   #17
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I think you nailed the look you were going for.
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:53 PM   #18
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Almost looks like Mossy Oak Brush. I think you did an excellent job !
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:54 PM   #19
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Wow!!! Those look great.
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:57 PM   #20
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you my friend have inspired me to do my savage 10! Great job, looks good
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Scweet! Your workbench even looks badazz!!!lol
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:05 PM   #22
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you my friend have inspired me to do my savage 10! Great job, looks good
I'd sure like to see how it turns out!

And thanks everyone for the positive feedback!
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:06 PM   #23
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Very nice!
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:07 PM   #24
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That is awesome! Been thinking about this over some gray stone paint. How finicky was applying the webbing paint to get it just right?
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:22 PM   #25
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That is awesome! Been thinking about this over some gray stone paint. How finicky was applying the webbing paint to get it just right?
Not terrible, I did some test sprays on a big piece of cardboard I had. The only way to control the 'density' of the webbing is to change the distance you hold the can away from the work, or the speed of the 'passes' you make. I would definitely build some confidence on some scrap material before you paint anything you care about, lol.
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:24 PM   #26
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Looks great! You have skills
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:33 PM   #27
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I dig it.
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:44 PM   #28
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Outstanding!
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:46 PM   #29
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I will have to try this
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:47 PM   #30
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Not terrible, I did some test sprays on a big piece of cardboard I had. The only way to control the 'density' of the webbing is to change the distance you hold the can away from the work, or the speed of the 'passes' you make. I would definitely build some confidence on some scrap material before you paint anything you care about, lol.
Ok cool thanks, I might give it a shot!
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:48 PM   #31
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Very, very nice. Thanks for the instructions.

I'm assuming you took the gun apart? Barrel, trigger, etc. Or, did you just tape / cover all the metal really well?

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Old 01-23-2018, 08:49 PM   #32
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Those turned out great. Thanks for the idea
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:55 PM   #33
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Very, very nice. Thanks for the instructions.

I'm assuming you took the gun apart? Barrel, trigger, etc. Or, did you just tape / cover all the metal really well?
Just removed the action and barrell from the stock, as well as the trigger guard/floor plate. On a remington 700 that's as easy as removing 2 bolts, not very familiar with other makes of rifle but couldnt be too terribly hard to do.

I did not take many pictures of the process, but this is one I did snap. Here it is curing in between the web paint and clear coat. Hung it up in the spare bedroom closet, my wife wasn't as happy about that idea as I hoped she would be.


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Old 01-23-2018, 09:03 PM   #34
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Very nice!
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Old 01-23-2018, 09:03 PM   #35
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Very nicely done. Cheap option to boot.
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Old 01-23-2018, 09:03 PM   #36
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Great job, those are awesome.
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Old 01-23-2018, 09:14 PM   #37
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Wow. That looks good!


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Old 01-23-2018, 09:16 PM   #38
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That looks really good. I like how the pistol turned out as well
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Old 01-23-2018, 09:28 PM   #39
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I dont think it could have turned out any better. That looks really nice man. You done good !!!!
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:02 AM   #41
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I did not do any surface prep of the old stock besides washing it with warm soapy water. After it was good and dry I hung the rifle from the swivel studs with some bailing wire. I sprayed 3-4 coats of the desert tan, allowing 5-10 minutes between coats. Then I let it hang in the closet and cure for about a week.

The next step was the krylon marbelizing paint. It's an aerosol can but it actually shoots out a type of fibers with the paint (think silly string). I did some experimenting on a cardboard box to figure out the spray pattern and then I started on the rifle stock. You have to do pretty fast sweeping motions with this stuff to achieve the web look. I then hung that up and let it cure for a few days.

Lastly I applied the clear coat in a similar method as the tan paint. Maybe 2 or 3 light coats, and then a final coat that was a little heavier. Instructions on the paint said the last coat should look wet, but I was careful not to make any runs. Let that hang up about a week.

All in all I am happy with the final product. The finish seems durable enough since I gave the paint plenty time to cure. I basically just followed the instructions on each of the paint cans as far as dry/recoat/cure times. The fiber paint didnt get completely slicked over by the clear coat, so the stock still has a roughish texture to it that I like. Should really help with cold or wet hands if I ever run into that.
That looks like a great job!!! I have done several synthetic stocks in hydrographics and would highly recommend scuffing the crap out of the stock first with a red scotch brite pad and then following the instructions on a can of Bulldog adhesion promoter for plastic before painting. Other than that you did a great job!
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:08 AM   #42
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That looks awesome.
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:28 AM   #43
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Nicely done bud! Both look great!


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Looks great, thanks for pics of product and technique.
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:34 AM   #45
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That looks like a great job!!! I have done several synthetic stocks in hydrographics and would highly recommend scuffing the crap out of the stock first with a red scotch brite pad and then following the instructions on a can of Bulldog adhesion promoter for plastic before painting. Other than that you did a great job!
Thanks for the tips sir, I will definitely remember that next time my broke butt tries to make another counterfeit B&C stock!
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:42 AM   #46
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Very nice! I've been contemplating doing my AR this way
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Old 01-24-2018, 12:42 PM   #47
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Did you paint the inside of the stock too or did you tape it off?
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Old 02-03-2018, 05:16 PM   #49
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Very impressive. I might have to do that to my black stock Remington 700.
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Old 02-03-2018, 05:35 PM   #50
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That is nice for sure
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