Customizing a 10/22 stock

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  1. Virginia Patriot

    Virginia Patriot Well-Known Member

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    I have a black nylon stock from a Ruger 10/22 laying around here and I have the notion to paint it. What kind of paint should I use? Do I need to prime it and put a base coat of white first? Any help and/or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. About all that I have decided is that I would like patriotic red, white and blue. Thanks in advance.
     
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    ms6852 GUNZILLA Supporting Member

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    Depending on how you want to paint like dipping or spray paint. You can prime but, don't have to. If your stock is already a color that you plan to incorporate for example: like black, or od green and you want to do a camo paint job, I would just remove the action and barrel and use a cloth and alcohol to wipe the stock. This removes the gun oils and hand and face oils. I've used sponges before for my patterns. I prefer like a natural sponge with big pores and pull a piece apart while the sponge is dry. For paint use Krylon and the colors you like. Spray a little paint into a piece of wood or cardboard and from the wet spot of paint, dip the sponge on the paint than dab it around the stock. Repeat process with different paints and a different piece of sponge each time. Afterwards if you like the flat color leave it be, or you can spray a couple of coats of clear coat to protect it.
     
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    Virginia Patriot Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your input. Now all I have to do is decide what design and colors I will be trying. Of course, once I get it done, pictures will be posted.
     
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