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Re-colouring A Gold Star Laminate Stock.

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Commander M, Aug 11, 2021.

  1. Commander M

    Commander M Engaging Member

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    My bad - I bought the rifle in haste and as the saying goes - I'm repenting at my leisure.

    It's too darned "loud" for me - the colour that is.

    I've tried, several times, to sell the rifle but for whatever reason there doesn't seem to be a lot of love out there for BSA at the moment so I'm stuck with it. I've just put a "stock swop" advert up elsewhere too.

    Has anyone had any joy re-staining a colored laminate stock? I've done a bit of reading on the subject and it's not easy and the results can be a bit random.

    The most promising solution I've found so far is to use the spray that the "gangstas" use to black out their car lights. That might turn the brightness down to a more acceptable level.

    Apart from the garishness of the RWB the rifle performs faultlessly so once toned down I'd be more than happy to scope it up and use it again.

    Having been an Industrial designer for many years I'm much more Philippe Stark than Thomas Chippendale when it comes to rifles - I guess if all else fails I can paint it - along the lines of my old HW100.
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  2. TrickyDicky

    TrickyDicky Life in the slow lane

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    A tinted 2k lacquer would do it, but I doubt window tint would last well, but going by your HW100 I can't see the problem.
     
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    I'd be sending it to @nath92 he'll be able to sort something out for you.
     
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    Commander M Engaging Member

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    Thanks, I'll look in to that.
     
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    I would not mess with an expensive stock. Personaly I like it. however if you must mess with it contact Nath and discuss it with him. If Nath does it you will get a great job that will look great and more than that will LAST.
     
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    Who is "Nath"? How would I contact him?
     
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    He's a prominent very well respected member of the Forum. He is not expensive and does lots and lots of stockwork for members. His forum Name is Nath92. Just drop him a PM. He has done many Stocks for me..
     
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  9. Commander M

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    I've just pm'd Nath. Funnily enough he lives in my old town...
     
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    Whats Occurin.:) any reply yet. It will be interesting to see how this develops can you keep us posted?
     
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    Thought of having it dipped….?
    Hydro Dipping that is…:)
     
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  12. Commander M

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    Yes, lead time and price wise it looks very promising. Just down to me now to decide what to do...
     
  13. Commander M

    Commander M Engaging Member

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    Yes. Something like a 70% black or 80% blue might work.
     
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    I own both the rwb and black pepper goldstar se. I love both but the rwb is a bit loud.

    Would plastidip spray provide a non permanent solution? Might even peal off when required to do so.
     
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    OK you don't like it, well trade someone there stock and it will be as bland as you what
    to screw with that stock would be criminal plain and simple
    i too would love to have it
     
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    I think the op has tried to find a stock swap already.
     
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    ..a bit viscous.

    I did try a "Stock Swap" and on a number of occasions I've tried to sell the whole rifle and as I said there's not a lot of love for these out there.

    But for me to use it I'm going to have to tone it down. I've gone for something quite sympathetic to BSA's original - the hardest part for me was making "un-doable"
     
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    I've gone for a really dirty "biker's denim" look.
    BSA Goldstar meets BSA Goldstar SE sort of thing.

    With a bit of a fight it'll be "un-doable" if it ever needs to go back to original. By the way, how this stock ever stays in one piece for more than 100 shots beats me - it is really oddly put together.

    Ordered a new shroud and longer air cylinder too.

    Thanks for all your input +'ve & -'ve

    Getting quite excited by it now... IMG_20210819_162537_0.jpg Screenshot_20210819-162130.jpg
     
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    Love the idea of that. Is Nath doing it?
     
  20. Commander M

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    The "Outcast" dirty biker denim look is slowly coming together...

    BSA Gold Star SE meets BSA Gold Star 500 - might need to get a bit of polished ally in there too.

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