Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How to remove a bad paint job from a Rem 700PSS

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by coolluke01, Aug 19, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. coolluke01

    coolluke01 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,041
    Location:
    MN
    I just bought a 700PSS today. I got a very good deal on it. It was police issued and had been painted camouflage. I would like to return it to original condition. I don't really like painted guns, but if that's my only option I'll do it.

    I understand that this barrel is parkerized and not blued. Will I damage the parkerizing with solvents or paint strippers?

    I would also like to return the fiberglass stock to the original black. I'm prepared to use a lot of elbow grease if need be. But any shortcut would be appreciated.

    I'm also looking to learn a bit about bedding scope mounts.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,082
    Location:
    Eastern KS
    No commercially available paint solvent will damage Parkerizing.
    Some paint strippers might, depending on the chemistry involved.
    The stronger & more alkaline, the more likely.

    Probably the same with the stock.

    Start out with some of the milder Goof-Off or citrus water based strippers first and see what happens.

    I have never heard of 'bedding' scope mounts?

    Other then de-greasing them, squirting some BLUE Lock-Tight #242 under them, and cinching the mount screws down tight.

    rc
     
  3. limpingbear

    limpingbear Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Messages:
    171
    Location:
    Reno, NV
    If it is just normal spraypaint, you can use polyurathane paint thinner and it will wipe it off the stock. It wont harm the fiberglass either. I am not sure what it would do to parkerizing though. Just make sure you are in a well ventilated area or outside and I recomend a respirator if using poly thinner.
     
  4. Kp321

    Kp321 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,029
    Location:
    West Texas
    I would use caution with strippers on the stock. Some of the more aggressive strippers will damage it. Might be better to repaint with a good quality spray paint or Duracoat.
     
  5. deepskyridge

    deepskyridge Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2007
    Messages:
    39
    Location:
    New Mexico
  6. coolluke01

    coolluke01 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,041
    Location:
    MN
    Thanks guys.

    I just called Rem and they told me it was actually a 700P made in 2009.

    They didn't think most paint removers would harm the Parkerizing. They said easy off oven cleaner might do the trick.

    That's a good video on bedding. I had never heard of it before, but it makes sense.
     
  7. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    22,841
    I doubt any organic chemical would hurt Parkerizing, certainly not commercial paint remover.
    If the paint finish is a heat cured coating, it won't do much to that, either.
    Be careful what you put Easy Off on. It is a strong alkali and will attack aluminum although it won't hurt steel.

    I would be careful what I put on the stock. Do a spot test in an out of the way location. If it attacks the fiberglass, Kp321 makes sense, just repaint it to suit.
     
  8. dprice3844444

    dprice3844444 member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,264
    Location:
    se fla i love claymores 01/sot
    when your finished stripping the action,give it a good cleaning with laquer thinner or acetone,then apply a good coat of oil to let it soak in.or losok custom arms can melonite inside the barrel and out side.it will last forever.if you do that,do a good barrel scrub to take out all the copper and fouling first
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page