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Posted: 4/23/2011 11:02:49 AM EST
I recently got a new A2 stock..flat grey, am thinking to spray-paint it flat black. Will they hold a new color or should it be primed first? Sorry about the 'noob'-ness of the question
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Posted: 4/23/2011 11:23:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/23/2011 11:24:16 AM EST by MSPRet]
Embrace the gray, too many it is a sought after color. Try a little CLP on it if you want, it may (should) darken it up. But then again it would make it harder to get a good paint bond on the stock. I have never been able to grasp the notion of painting a gun myself, but if it makes you happy, good luck with it. It will cut thier resale value WAY down, probably about 50%, IF you can sell them at all after painting them....<><....:)
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Posted: 4/23/2011 1:24:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/23/2011 1:24:37 PM EST by jaygee]
If you want an A2 stock in FDE, you will have to paint, which is just waaay too bad. I'll be doing this in a few weeks, as I need a stock to
match my Cav.arms rifle handies, and MIAD grip.
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Posted: 4/24/2011 8:08:05 AM EST
I used matte black AlumaHyde II from Brownell's to paint this stock, no primer needed
the A2 is not now, nor will it ever be, retro......but I still like 'em
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Posted: 4/24/2011 12:53:25 PM EST
For paint to stick, you will need a good amount of prep work.

1. Wash stock in hot water and soap.
2. Scuff with a red scotchbrite pad.
3. Rewash with hot water and soap
4. Wipe down with rubbing alcohol and a clean cotton rag
5. Krylon fusion for plastic works the best, but please shake the can for at least a min.
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Posted: 4/24/2011 4:45:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By crackedcornish:
I used matte black AlumaHyde II from Brownell's to paint this stock, no primer needed
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s147/crackedcornish/IMG_0198-1.jpg


Aluma-Hyde II works very well for painting your firearms and holds up well.
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Posted: 4/25/2011 10:23:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/25/2011 10:30:37 PM EST by LA_357SIG]
have you tried dying it? I use liquid RIT dye. I dyed a FG CTR stock black, shot it while sweating and not have it come off on my cheek.

ETA: you have to do it on a stove or havr a constant heat source. I use a stainless steel pot on medium heat, dip for 10 seconds and repeat until the desired shade is found. MT_Guns did AUG stocks so he might have some advice on larger scale projects.

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