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Old 10-30-2006, 08:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I bid on it, but to tell you the truth, I don't really like the KP3 stock at all. The shape is all wrong to me! I prefer the smoother lines of the KP2 and the slope-back trigger group itself (the KP3 one is very square with that flat rear cap). Since I have some trigger groups, I'd like to pick up a Blue Streak stock and refinish it in my stain or color of choice, and then send it in for a Nasty build.
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Just an FYI: You actually can powder coat wood. You can powder coat plastic as well. But both take a special process and care. I would not reccomend either though.
Hmm. I might just look that up. Sounds intesting. Something to file in the back of your head anyhow.
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Thanks for the advice everyone.

For those of us uneducated on filling wood, what do you fill it with? Putty?

Also, for the lacquer and carnuba wax, any recommended brands or methods there? Thanks!
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Palmer powdercoated one of AL or Drums hurricane stocks a while back. He did some bondo work on it also...

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Old 10-30-2006, 11:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Wouldnt geocoat work? granted it would add a 1/6 of an inch to the thing, but it would be waterproof (they use this on the hulls of fiberglass and wood boats, (and bathtubs iirc)) Plus it could be waxed and buffed with ease
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Thanks for the advice everyone.

For those of us uneducated on filling wood, what do you fill it with? Putty?

Also, for the lacquer and carnuba wax, any recommended brands or methods there? Thanks!
I personnally use bondo. Just a thin coat. Helps to remove the grain visible when painted. Make sure you seal the wood first though. Otherwise the bondo will start to peel away from the wood after a year or so. As far as a lacquer goes, a good, quality automotive lacquer like PPG or Dupont should do ya. Any brand of carnuba wax will work.
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To get the "piano black" on wood: Sand, fill, sand, seal, sand, prime, sand, lacquer,sand,lacquer,steel wool,lacquer,steel wool, lacquer, 000 steel wool, lacquer,emery cloth, carnuba wax.

Sanding, start out with about 100 grit to 120 grit depending on how rough the stock is. Work your way up to 600 grit.

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Hey nun,

Thanks for all the advice, it's very helpful. In your quote above ^, what do you prime with? Also, is the lacquer the 'seal' step you mentioned before adding Bondo? Any tips with working with Bondo? And where is the actual paint step? Is that the 'prime' you mentioned? When I think of primer, I think of the flat grey-colored auto primer.
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Primer is the grey or red automotive primer. Lacquer is a type of paint. Somewhat hard to work with, but gives the deepest color. Generally used for classic cars or hot rods as well as quality furniture. Sealer is a wood sealer. Working with bodo, read the directions on the can. Make sure you mix the hardener and putty correctly.
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So enamel paint is a no-go for this application?
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The hot setup for painting one of these stocks (caveat: not a piano-type finish) is to paint the stock in rocker-panel spray for cars. It gives a rubbery finish that will cover the grain, and if you apint it with semi-gloss krylon it will be easy to touch up.

One thing to remeber when working with wood is it moves, probably more than you think. Serious target rifles have avoided the classic wood stock for about 25 years. Laminates, billet aluminum channel stocks, tubular actions all take the vaiation out of wood. The swelling and shrinking that wood does will cause your painted finish to crack and chip.

If youre really serious, remove the riveted trigger guard, and glass the stock inside and out with a couple of layers of 4-0z glass cloth and epoxy resin. Sand and bondo. Sand and bondo. Sand and bondo. Sand and bond.

You can actually get a really glossy finish, but ask anybody whose good at autobody how many hours a project like this might take before paint. Probably 50 would be my guess.Then youre going to rattlecan it? Better see if an autobody place will shoot it for you to get that really smooth finish.
Point is, this can be a real time-suck of a project.
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