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What kind of paint should I use if I want to give my Remington 700 a paint job? And can I use the same paint on my scope too?

Question by bvillano08. Uploaded on January 31, 2011

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

ummm, i dont know that id want to give my rifle a paint job. i feel like camo tape would work better if thats the look your going for.

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from WVOtter wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Are you talking a wood stock or synthetic. If it's wood, please don't...sacrilege.

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from 007 wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Bow paint works best, I've done one or two with it. Tape the ends of the scope to protect the lens and you can spray the scope too. Bow paint is flat and comes off easily as well.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Why!

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from whitetailfreek wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

If you check out my profile, you can see my Weatherby Vanguard synthetic. I did a paint job on her a year or two ago.

If you have a wooden stock, such as a CDL, do not paint your rifle. If its just an old ADL synthetic or something, and its not worth much to you, then go ahead. My rifle I bought used for 250 bucks, and I only got it for shooting dirt pigs and song dogs. I figured what the hell, and tried the paint job. Came out pretty decent IMHO.

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from Carl Huber wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

You can go to Brownells site they have a few paints some have to be heat cured some just need some time to really harden up. Some come with peel off patterns every thing from flat black to orange and black Zebra strips. You have your reasons and you can always repaint if your buddies don't like your hot pink Weatherby Vanguard.

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from bvillano08 wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Well of course it is a synthetic stock! And why anyone would not want to paint it would be beyond me too?

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Not sure on the name of the paint.Snake Skin or somehing on that line. You can find it at Cabela's, BassPro , Gander Mountain,Dick's and a few other gun shops. It is a vinyl based paint that you bush or spray on. It fills checkering well too. You apply it thick in 4 or more coats. When you want to remove the paint all you need to do is peel it off. Pretty durable too. I have used it on my 1100 for duck season and deer seasons until I bought a synthetic stock. Kept me from bruising up that beautiful wood too. I was afraid to use it until I tried on an old springfield .22,it works so good I have used it since on my predator guns. Give it a try and save that wood

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from RES1956 wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

You have got to stop watching that movie, "Shooter", nobody in real life paints guns or scopes, no matter what Wal Mart you shop at.

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

My buddy had his body man at the body shop paint the stock but I don't know if I would paint the metal parts.

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from shane wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Actually a lot of people paint their guns. I don't see a problem with it if it isn't significantly lowering the value, and some people don't care about the value - they want to use it, not flip it. Maybe you don't want to, but some people want to put a personal touch on their gun. Sorry if that bothers you.

Krylon Fusion bonds amazingly to plastic stocks and comes in flat neutral/camo colors.

I painted a Marlin XL7 with the stuff. It isn't worth much. Black isn't a natural color and stands out, and I don't like black stocks unless it's on stainless metal. No camo pattern, just a mix of tan and green. Not beautiful but neither is killing animals, and that's what I do with it.

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from bvillano08 wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

Thanks shane yeah i bought the krylon camoflauge paint and pictures will be up later this weekend...

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from 007 wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Bow paint works best, I've done one or two with it. Tape the ends of the scope to protect the lens and you can spray the scope too. Bow paint is flat and comes off easily as well.

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

ummm, i dont know that id want to give my rifle a paint job. i feel like camo tape would work better if thats the look your going for.

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from WVOtter wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Are you talking a wood stock or synthetic. If it's wood, please don't...sacrilege.

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from whitetailfreek wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

If you check out my profile, you can see my Weatherby Vanguard synthetic. I did a paint job on her a year or two ago.

If you have a wooden stock, such as a CDL, do not paint your rifle. If its just an old ADL synthetic or something, and its not worth much to you, then go ahead. My rifle I bought used for 250 bucks, and I only got it for shooting dirt pigs and song dogs. I figured what the hell, and tried the paint job. Came out pretty decent IMHO.

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from RES1956 wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

You have got to stop watching that movie, "Shooter", nobody in real life paints guns or scopes, no matter what Wal Mart you shop at.

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from shane wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Actually a lot of people paint their guns. I don't see a problem with it if it isn't significantly lowering the value, and some people don't care about the value - they want to use it, not flip it. Maybe you don't want to, but some people want to put a personal touch on their gun. Sorry if that bothers you.

Krylon Fusion bonds amazingly to plastic stocks and comes in flat neutral/camo colors.

I painted a Marlin XL7 with the stuff. It isn't worth much. Black isn't a natural color and stands out, and I don't like black stocks unless it's on stainless metal. No camo pattern, just a mix of tan and green. Not beautiful but neither is killing animals, and that's what I do with it.

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from bvillano08 wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

Thanks shane yeah i bought the krylon camoflauge paint and pictures will be up later this weekend...

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from Carl Huber wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

You can go to Brownells site they have a few paints some have to be heat cured some just need some time to really harden up. Some come with peel off patterns every thing from flat black to orange and black Zebra strips. You have your reasons and you can always repaint if your buddies don't like your hot pink Weatherby Vanguard.

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from bvillano08 wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Well of course it is a synthetic stock! And why anyone would not want to paint it would be beyond me too?

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Not sure on the name of the paint.Snake Skin or somehing on that line. You can find it at Cabela's, BassPro , Gander Mountain,Dick's and a few other gun shops. It is a vinyl based paint that you bush or spray on. It fills checkering well too. You apply it thick in 4 or more coats. When you want to remove the paint all you need to do is peel it off. Pretty durable too. I have used it on my 1100 for duck season and deer seasons until I bought a synthetic stock. Kept me from bruising up that beautiful wood too. I was afraid to use it until I tried on an old springfield .22,it works so good I have used it since on my predator guns. Give it a try and save that wood

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

My buddy had his body man at the body shop paint the stock but I don't know if I would paint the metal parts.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Why!

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