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Groucho
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2019-07-10 07:54:25  

Would like to paint the stock on my gauntlet PCP but don't know the right procedure to do it. things I need to know would be prep, primer to use and paint. would like to do the job the best way the first time. Has anybody tried this with great results or should I let it alone. Thanks

 

 

 

 


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JiminPGH
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2019-07-10 08:48:28  

https://airgunwarriors.com/airgun-talk/list-your-bb-guns/#post-29138

Used to be Krylon Fusion was the only game in town for painting plastic, but nowadays there are all kinds of rattle cans that say they bond to plastic.  Rustoleum Universal is pretty good stuff.

Prep is important.  Wipe with 90% isopropyl alcohol, air dry, and avoid touching with your fingers.  Patience is also important.  The fine print on the can says it can take up to a week to fully cure and bond to plastic, so leave it alone for a while.


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Groucho
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2019-07-10 19:17:40  

thanks 

has anyone attempted this job?


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Rob in NC
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2019-07-10 20:16:59  

I did a Royale stock years ago...  Krylon... just degrease, scuff, paint, cure. 

It's held up for years.   Can see a scratch in this pic, but understand that this stock has been used now for 4 years plus. 

Royale

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ribbonstone
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2019-07-10 21:00:50  

Cheap springer (CZ 634) but just had to get rid of the red. I went with battleship gray.

Wear gloves (airgunner's hands tend to be greasy)
Mask off what you don't want painted.
Degrease.
Slightly roughen with 000 steel wool (belive it gives the paint some "bite").
Degrease again (and to get any steel wool fibers off).
Krylon Fusion (or any other good plastic-specific paint).
Two lite coats about an hour beteen coats.
LEt it cure for a few days before using.


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Groucho
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2019-07-10 21:27:24  

you didnt use a top coat of any type?


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Rob in NC
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2019-07-10 21:42:06  

I did not, no sir.

 

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Groucho
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2019-07-11 07:17:42  

thanks everyone


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Bigredhunter00
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2019-07-18 17:38:40  

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bf1956
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2019-07-18 19:27:13  
Posted by: @groucho

Would like to paint the stock on my gauntlet PCP but don't know the right procedure to do it. things I need to know would be prep, primer to use and paint. would like to do the job the best way the first time. Has anybody tried this with great results or should I let it alone. Thanks

Ya know back in the day auto body shops used a product called adhesion promoter. Was designed for plastics & hard to scuff areas and worked really well. Oh and it really smelled nasty.

 


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BigTinBoat
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2019-07-21 13:20:32  
Posted by: @groucho

thanks 

has anyone attempted this job?

Here's a Gamo Urban I just did. Printed out and cut out the pattern. Then I wiped with alcohol. Base coat of the tan Rustoleum then used the stencil with the other colors

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chuckinohio
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2019-07-22 15:50:16  

  That Urban stock came out nice Boat, good job!!

 

  I have used Krylon Fusion, All in One, and Rustoleum for Plastic with great results on plastic and pvc. As stated above, prep is important.... read that as CLEAN. Forego the acetone and used denatured alcohol. On smooth plastic pieces I scuff lightly with a Grey Scotchbrite pad then rewipe with denatured alcohol.

  Go slow with light coats, working your way up to a good wet coat, and have good light in a dust free area.

 

  You will do fine.


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