I have a black synth stock on a XL7 I just bought. Do I need to rough it with medium grit sand paper or rub it down with something to prep the stock before painting?
Alrighty then...GJinNY said:Nope , NOT exlcusive. I saw some of your project, Erik. Looks great! Please post here too!
I just cleaned it with PURE (99%) Isopropyl Alcohol. Denatured Alcohol would work well as also.GJinNY said:Coool.... did you prep the stock before painting?
Yep. Agreed. The military taught me that simple is better. Light in dark spots, dark in light spots. I played a bit with the 795 cuz it ain't going into combat. ;D But, it's still pretty simple and muted.Pard said:My job when I was overseas in the Army was to spot snipers in camo, and deal with them.
Ever wonder why the US Army's rifles are only green, or green and black.
They have folks like me that can see artificial colors in the wild.
A solid colored and a gun ghille is far better, than something that does not belong in the picture
I've done a couple synthetic stocks and I'll I've done is wash them thoroughly with dish soap and rinse with very hot water. A pair of latex or rubber gloves helps keep your finger prints off as well.GJinNY said:That's the problem I want to avoid too. Do you sand it lightly on the stock, just wipe it with IsoPropyl Alc, wipe with acetone, soap and water....what gets it to adhere best ? Is the Krylon the better paint? Rustoleum?
Nice camo job Trailrider