DIY gun stock finish

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Had this rifle built years ago. It was supposed to be “desert camo” it turned out a fleshy pink color. Hated it for ten years. So finally decided to paint it myself. I didn’t want to spring for the Cerekote until I did a practice run. Went with the rattle can option. We will see if it holds up worth a crap. Should be easy enough to sand and repaint if need be. Has anybody else done a DIY finish on their stock ?
 

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i got my ideas on youtubes... spray paints today are tough enough and easy to touch up for stock work.although not true camo i like truck bedliner in a can as a base. then pick a solid color sprayed over what you like... then finish off with krylon black marbelize spray paint for the break up. give it a 3 layers of matte clear and its pretty darn durable. if you were doing the whole gun or metal parts then id get the Cerekote. look up pine needle camo and hydro water dipped spray jobs too.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb_yh5c1kck
 

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Lots of diy paint jobs in this thread
 

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Had this rifle built years ago. It was supposed to be “desert camo” it turned out a fleshy pink color. Hated it for ten years. So finally decided to paint it myself. I didn’t want to spring for the Cerekote until I did a practice run. Went with the rattle can option. We will see if it holds up worth a crap. Should be easy enough to sand and repaint if need be. Has anybody else done a DIY finish on their stock ?
Looks awesome! Good work! I really want to do some sponge painting, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I like the Manners style big splotches.
 

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I have used truck bed liner paint to create a durable camo finish on two of my stocks over the years. This one I completed three years ago, still looks great.
 

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Claybeene3

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Yeah just a good quality spray paint. I’m not really hard on my gear so I think it will be durable enough. And if it isn’t then it’s easy to sand off and try something else.
That’s a good point. I’m planning on redoing my Turkey gun, and it gets some wear and tear, so I’m trying to find something more durable.
 
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