Springfield M1As & Harley Davidson Paint?


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Skunkabilly
June 4, 2003, 12:53 AM
When I spoke to the folks at Springfield, they told me that the crinkle paint that's sold at Harley Davidson stores is a close match.

Anyone try the stuff?

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Sven
June 4, 2003, 02:20 AM
Why would I intentionally put on a finish that has widely been reported to have problems with flaking?

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
June 4, 2003, 03:06 AM
I've used Krylon's Krinkle Coat on automotove parts and engine firewalls with decent results. Unfortunately, my wife owns a 1990 Chevy Suburban that shows what folly it is to use an inferior primer under the final coat. If you prep any surface adequately and use a quality product it should do what you want within reason.


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Skunkabilly
June 4, 2003, 03:18 AM
Why would I intentionally put on a finish that has widely been reported to have problems with flaking?

I dunno any chance that it's more durable than SA's but looks the same?

Art Eatman
June 4, 2003, 07:27 AM
I just really, really want to make a comment about flaking and flakes and suchlike, but I'll refrain.

Krinkle finish? What's the purpose? CQB, and a firm grip during bayonet drill if one's hands are sweaty?

:D, Art

techmike
June 4, 2003, 07:39 AM
When I spoke to the folks at Springfield, they told me that the crinkle paint that's sold at Harley Davidson stores is a close match.

Plus there's always the chance that your Rifle will start to leak oil and you'll feel obliged to buy overpriced t-shirts.:neener:

Rupestris
June 4, 2003, 08:36 AM
I've seen some pretty good results with Eastwood products. It says for metal only but as long as the surface you are painting isn't too solvent sensitive you should be fine.

http://www.eastwoodco.com/aspfiles/itemdy00.asp?UID=2003060408311513&T1=10014+Z&I1.x=20&I1.y=43

hope it helps,
Rupe

Steve Smith
June 4, 2003, 09:15 AM
Walnut does not flake.

Carnitas
June 4, 2003, 01:12 PM
I've pretty much decided that the stock SA Glass stock is a "beater" stock. If I ever decide I need a non-beater stock it will be one of these.

http://www.whamocamo.com/index.html

BenW
June 4, 2003, 01:54 PM
Cabelas sells a four pack of camo spray paint meant primarily for duckboats and stuff like that. I used that on a couple of Fred's stocks and found it to be quite durable. As a matter of fact, I'm probably going to strip the crinkle stuff off my Springfield stock and repaint that as well.

PS -- not to change the subject, but for those who like surplus stocks but find them too short, Cheaper Than Dirt sells the same style recoil pad that Springfield uses to replace the issue trapdoor buttplate.

Andrew Wyatt
June 4, 2003, 02:34 PM
I second steve's viewpoint.


walnut makes a good base (especially the very good stocks with lots of figure and perfect finish) for applying a coating of tactical black krylon.

Dizos
June 4, 2003, 03:03 PM
Mac at Mac's Shootin Iron did a textured finish on a M14 stock for me that does not flake (great service, inexpensive). The texture does help with grip, but mostly it hides imperfections in the cheap GI stocks. The Springfield textured finish is an absolute nightmare.

-- Jeff

cratz2
June 4, 2003, 03:36 PM
Skunk... you paint it with that Harley paint and next thing you know, you'll have to start badmouthing the Japanese Howas and Weatherbys and everytime you go to another state, there will be a Ford F250 driving behind you and your buddies with spare parts. :p

Skunkabilly
June 4, 2003, 04:24 PM
I haven't seen any Scouts with walnut stocks :( I might get at least a hinged buttplate for it though, if not a brand new wood stock.

Carnitas
June 5, 2003, 08:39 AM
They offer scouts in walnut. I had the option when I bought. I chose the glass because it felt better in my hand through the grip area. You're right though, the hinged butplate would be nice to have.

Steve Smith
June 5, 2003, 09:04 AM
Is the distance between the action and ferrule different on the scout? I don't think it is. If not, you don't need a "scout" wood stock, just any ol wooden stock will do. Call Fred's.

BenW
June 5, 2003, 10:44 AM
Is the distance between the action and ferrule different on the scout?
The stocks are identical. The only thing you have to do is make a cutout in the forearm for the scope mount on the Scout.

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