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Advice Painting and refinishing a stock

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by FRAG, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. FRAG

    FRAG Member

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    Hello all,

    I need some advice as this is the first time i will be attempting such a job. I have a cheapo SMK TH78D sitting in the back of my cab that does not get much use (not my finest rifle i would like to add :). As these are cheap rifles i thought i would take a chance and make a project out of it. Besides the power and trigger modding i thought it would also be nice to refinish the stock. This is where i get a bit stuck.

    My plan is something like this...


    • Sand stock back down to raw wood.
    • Paint DPM style camo pattern on stock (have painted custom camo on metal before so have expirience with making templates).
    • Finish off with a nice satin wood lacquer or somthing for a nice shiny finish.

    But here is where i need some guidence. Although i have painted camo before, it was on metal with a layer of heat proof clearcoat (automotive). Along way off from working with wood or stocks for that matter.

    So really im asking if anyone has any expirience with this/has any suggestions? What kind of paint should i use? how many layers? should i use somekind of laquer or somthing different etc etc..

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. gunsnlandies

    gunsnlandies Busy Member

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    Why paint over what is probably a nice grained bit of wood?
    This is mine after a bit of work.
    TH78D.jpg

    Brian
     
  3. FRAG

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    True, after i had sanded it down i was supprised at what i found underneith. But that said, i still have my heart set on painting it :)
     
  4. Tadpole

    Tadpole Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    If you intend re-painting why strip it back to wood :confused: .. just sand to give you a 'key' then off you go ...... :coffee:
     
  5. FRAG

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    Very true but i got carried away and already stripped it down to the wood.
     
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  7. FRAG

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    Thanks bf55, that answered most of my main questions :) now I'm left with one last question, which lacquer could I use on the stock to get a shiny finish and could anyone suggest a brand or type to achieve best results?
     

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