The BEST synthetic/Fiberglass stock paint PICS!


November 16, 2008, 07:29 PM
Ladies & Gents,

After trying almost everything out there in a spray bomb, easily available to the "Walk-In" crowd, I have found the holy grail of spray paint. It sticks to just about anything and is tougher than most of the "Bake-On" (Low-temp) finishes (Better than ALL of the ones I have tested, up to what a plastic or fiberglass stock will handle temp wise anyways (OOA 120-150F). Here is what you will get for your $4.98... (Enough for 3 coats on 2 guns), you have to TRY to make it run, it is very "Sticky" in composition and you dont necessarily need to prime (Although I do prime in a color of my finish color), YMMV.

Shown here in "Black" on a hand laid up fiberglass Marlin 1895GG buttstock and fore end.

I hope this saves someone some time and money, last time I checked I have spent over $200.00 in the last year "Experimenting" and "Testing" this stuff. Please dont ask me for a scientific analysis, methodology or other "Proof". Spend the five bucks and give it a shot, you will not be disappointed. It is every bit as durable as Brownell's Alumahyde II and goes one better in that it is textured out of the can! My "Scientific" durability testing consists of a pointed metal can opener and a random orbital sander with 400 Grit sandpaper and a 5lb wieight and timer. This stuff appears to be epoxy in base (Its the only thing that resists abrasion this well and I can "Smell" it when I "flash it off" over a convection heater.

The final finish is a very nice pebbled "Matte", not too reflective but has enough sheen to it to look nice? The texture does not get slippery when wet and is not aggressive enough to wear clothes or cheek skin appreciably.

I hope the pictures explain this better than I can. Irrespective of my narrative, give it a try! It really is a good, durable, nice looking spray can finish you can buy locally without a hazmat charge for other paint. It is 2x better and tougher than the other products sold specifically as synthetic gunstock finish if anyone was wondering...

Here is a tip for ANY of this stuff, try to dry it in a very low humidity environment , I prop them up in the corner near my wood stove for a week. It makes a HUGE difference in the final durability of almost any of these type paints. Let me hear about your "Favorites"!


I have seen this paint in several "Firearm" suitable colors, green, Black, sorry pink lovers, havent seen it in that, YET :evil:

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Big Daddy Grim
November 16, 2008, 07:34 PM
This makes me think has anyone Rino lined a rifle yet?

November 16, 2008, 07:39 PM
I wouldn't go with a truck bed liner. Some are a little to rough and will tear up your cheek like sand paper would.

November 16, 2008, 09:02 PM
Bartkowski is right on the money;

Yes, I have played with most brands of it, and while overall unsuitable for covering an entire stock with for reasons mentioned earlier, if you mask off small areas where traditional checkering would be you can "Fill in" these areas with the more aggressive textured bed liner products. I dont have any slippage issues so I normally dont do this to my composite stocks but it works well and looks nice if laid out tastefully and applied sparingly before the color coat is applied.

I have never seen a stock come out worth a crap using this stuff no matter how carefully you apply it, its just too thick and does not flow as well as paint does. If you want to use some bedliner, put it on where the checkering would go on your fore arm and grip.

The Rustoleum garage floor 2 part epoxy paint is not bad looking and works alright, its tough as all get out but is a biatch to apply. The choice of the above reccomended paint is a combination of toughness, texture and ability of the average joe to apply it.


November 16, 2008, 09:26 PM
I understand Krylon Fusion is pretty good stuff for synthetic gunstocks, too.

Of course, it's also made for painting plastics, so it should be good to begin with.

November 16, 2008, 09:28 PM

Krylon fusion now has competition. What colors does this stuff come in?

BTW anyone notice how spray on gun finishes are always called "coatings" instead of paint LOL kinda like how in the gun world plastic is "polymer"

November 16, 2008, 09:40 PM
nice, can I eat with you guys for Thanksgiving???

November 17, 2008, 12:41 AM
BTW anyone notice how spray on gun finishes are always called "coatings" instead of paint LOL kinda like how in the gun world plastic is "polymer"

It's called marketing; It makes them sound fancy to us unejmucated folk!

November 17, 2008, 01:04 PM
Sadly I'm thinking that they may not have OD green if it is for patio furniture.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
November 26, 2008, 09:30 PM
I thank you much for the tip. After being able to find around 4,000 kinds of rustoleum locally, but NOT the "Textured Plastic", I bought this stuff and sprayed down 2 synthetic stocks yesterday and today:

It's called Rustoleum "American Accents, STONE, Unique Textured Finish" - says it works on "wood, metal, ceramics, glass, and more" - doesn't say plastic specifically, but it seems to be sticking VERY well so far, and it's extremely nice looking, with flakes of the primary color you choose (darn brown, tan, etc.), along with specs of off-white & black. Moderately aggressive texture - definitely more so than the "Hammered" or regular "Textured".

Time will tell how durable, but I will post pics when it dries. I did both a Knight's and a Traditions ML stock, and I'm going to do an NEF Survivor handi-rifle in .45 colt/.410 shot next.

J. Jay
November 27, 2008, 01:00 AM
I got the decal grips for wife's Glock 34, and before I put them on, I painted with bright red fusion paint. Every time I go to the range, someone says "wooho, race gun". lol. (I painted her grips so she wont grab my G21 instead).

November 27, 2008, 01:21 AM
That does come out real nice for $5Tractorshaft!

November 27, 2008, 05:32 AM
That looks pretty good. I like the texture.

I've used model paint with good results. Plenty of color choices. You can pattern it however you want.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
November 28, 2008, 07:46 PM
PM me if you want to see pics of these three stocks I finished with the "Stone" finish - they look awesome!

November 28, 2008, 07:54 PM
I prefer Krylon Fusion, with a little prep work, and careful cleaning of the parts, it sticks GREAT. I have done 2 mossberg 500's and 2 AK's with it, with great results.

Obviously the fusion is the OD green 500, not the camo 535, but I thought I'd point that out for the smarty pants folks.

November 28, 2008, 07:58 PM
I hope the pictures explain this better than I can.

The picture tells me that you probably aren't married and your mother loves you. No wife that I know would allow gun parts on her Thanksgiving table....Now my mom, that's another story, she loves me.

I am going to try that stuff! Thanks.

February 22, 2009, 09:15 PM
i just used rust-oleum multicolored textured on an old 22 mag.. its turning out very nicely.. i used a darker gray color. its taking its time drying, but after the first coat it looked great.. $5.xx at walmart, and the stock looks new, just wish i would have taken before and after pics.

February 23, 2009, 12:43 AM
I put a quick couple of layers of paint on my Stevens Model 200 chambered in 300 Win Mag. Turned out nice and works well in the field. I wanted something that would blend in with grass/Christmas trees since that is where I do 90% of my hunting. I used Krylon Camo paint, and finished with Krylon Flat clear coat to help protect the finish.

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