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Synthetic Stock Repair

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Deker, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Deker

    Deker Active Member

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    Help Please, out last night and had a dissagrement with a barbed wire fence. My Tikka Synthetic (Black) stock lost. [​IMG] I now have a 70mm scratch on the butt which shows as almost white.

    To keep a grown man from tears has anyone got any suggestions as to how I can repair, disguise, hide this unfortunate scratch? [​IMG]

    Many Thanks

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  2. Andy

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    Black tape, sorry ill get me coat. :D
     
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    black paint?

    shall i get me coat too?
     
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    When people point it out and ask you could just lie and say it's not really there, deny it so to speak.

    If you don't think that's the way to go then *thinks* try some paint or filler of some sort, you could fill the scratch (depending on depth) and then paint over it.

    I suppose you could get one of those stock covers too, if that's your thing.

    Does that help at all? I can't think of any other solutions.
     
  5. ClydeBuilt

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    All is not lost...first off, what colour is it supposed to be?

    If its a usual sort red...go to your nearest fibreglass/grp stockist or someone halfways local who makes things like that...boatyard,industrial fittings, manhole covers...that sort of thing.

    They use coloured pigments to colour fibreglass resin and gelcoats, a small amount of gelcoat with a dab of red added will match it out if you get the mix right, polish it back and you might be ok.

    Hope this helps...or at least gives you another option.
     
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    That's another option, approach a specialist - but my the sounds of it, a 70mm scratch isn't worth that effort. I'm no expert with paint but the Airfix stuff might work, it's water resistant.
     
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    Didnt mean get them to do it, just supply a little material maybe?

    I use it all the time and if you were near me, I could help you out.
    www.badbillsboatyard.co.uk
     
  8. Buzz

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    Being as it's black, you could try getting hold of some of the very hard black wax that is used for "brass rubbing". Melt it into the scratch and remove the excess. A photo of the scratch would help, as it's position and direction might make some repairs more viable than others.
    The other problem is black is just as difficult to match as any other colour, as I found out when trying to match the colour of a rear wing off a VW bug to the rest of the car....black isn't just black !!
     
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    There are about 40 shades of black, or something like that, it's more than you think.

    I think this is about as much advice that we can give you without a picture.
     
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    how about keeping it in the dark and only use it at night no one will see the scratch;)
     
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    heat mate, we use black plastic at work thats similar to the stock material and when it gets bent and shows white they just warm the area until its nearly melting and it bring the black back.
     

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