Gunsmithing Removing Paint from Return Stocks

RADcustom

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Re: Removing Paint from Return Stocks

I don't. I leave it alone so it looks more authentic.
 

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ACETONE! But I would leave the paint on and keep it the way it came back. Like I am doing..
 

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DO NOT use MEK!!!
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Especially on the old smear pattern stocks. It will dry out that stock and ruin the old gel-coat making it brittle. Acetone with some elbow grease and time will probably be the safest route but I have used laquer thinner with decent results. I rubbed wax on it to help seal it.

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Re: Removing Paint from Return Stocks

Anybody know if acetone works on dipped fibreglass stocks?

Does acetone affect the original gel coat?

Thanks in advance
 

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I don't know, but it does dissolve the resin in its uncured state, so I'm guessing it will have at least some effect afterward.
 

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Re: Removing Paint from Return Stocks

Acetone will dissolve the gel coat if you leave it on there, in liquid form for a while. If you're trying to scrub the paint off and it doesn't sit for a while you'll be OK with it.

Personally I like the way those "return" stocks look as is. Much more character to it. I don't care if my rifle looks "used" I care if it shoots "used". The miltary dings and bumps on the furniture make it that much better to me.
 

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Re: Removing Paint from Return Stocks

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: bohem</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

Personally I like the way those "return" stocks look as is. Much more character to it. I don't care if my rifle looks "used" I care if it shoots "used". The miltary dings and bumps on the furniture make it that much better to me. </div></div>

+1 I wanted the "used" look on my build. It took me forever to find a "correct" beat up old sling to put on it. I could'nt bring myself to remove the paint and the history that goes with it. Now what happens in the future in one of my drunken stoopers is another story...
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I used good old paint thinner on mine. Just didn't leave it on the fiberglass long....
 

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Thanks guys...this is for a stock I've ordered. MAde a quick call for it to be multicam dipped.....just trying to cover my bases in case it doesn't look as good as the forest cam underneath!
 

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Re: Removing Paint from Return Stocks

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sgcop</div><div class="ubbcode-body">How are you guy removing paint from the Mcmilian return stocks? </div></div>

Ask Mcmillan. They know the most about their stocks.