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Old January 6th, 2020, 10:19 PM   #16
 
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I painred mine....

Ruger American Ranch 300 AAC.......Krylon All-In-One Fusion.....Frog Tape homemade stencils....Inspiration: Predator Fall Grey




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Old January 7th, 2020, 04:46 AM   #17
 
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Good job on the camo.
However if you really want the job to last, Krylon and Rustoleum, even with a clear coat, will be wearing off soon.
If you want a stock coating that will last for decades, and probably even outlast you, Cerakote it.
I have Cerakoted several stocks on bolt rifles, shotguns and Mini-30s.
This one was done in Sniper Grey, along with all the stainless steel parts:

This one is done in FDE and Desert Sand. Shops that are more talented than myself do some nice camo patterns with Cerakote.
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Old January 7th, 2020, 10:03 AM   #18
 
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Your stocks look great!

Comparing the cost of Krylon vs Cerracote (four unique colors plus the application requirements including heat) and the fact that this plastic stock is what it is, made it real easy for me to choose Krylon.

If it wears to the point I think it needs attention, a little sand paper and a sprit of spray paint should put me back in business. After a ten day cure, it feels like it's ready for a fight.
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You are correct, cerakoating will last a whole lot longer but compared to four cans of rustoleum and clear The cost is high, especially when you’re doing five rifles as I have.


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Cerakoting is only expensive if you pay a shop to do it. A 4 ounce vial of Cerakote (at least 100 different colors to choose from) is around $35, and will do all the parts on 3 rifles if you don't get carried away.

Anybody with a small pancake air compressor, a$30 touch up spray gun, and an oven in their kitchen can do it.
You'll need to sandblast the parts as well before spraying. I bought a $200 Harbor Freight blast cabinet, but for just a few guns you can outsource the blasting to a Blasting Shop.
Before I got a cabinet, I gave the parts to a guy with a shop, told him what grit and pressure to use, and he charged me $25. ( And there were a lot of small parts and a half dozen magazine bodies).

The sandblasting is a big part of it, helping it to adhere, as is the oven curing.
I sandblasted the stock on one Mini, then sprayed it with Brownell's spray can oven cure, and it held up very well for two years, until I decided to blast it off and re-spray with FDE Cerakote. I thought I was never going to get that Brownell's Aluma Hyde off, it is tough when sprayed after sand blasting.

Another thing that makes the Cerakote so good, besides the durability, is how thin it goes on.
Rattle can paint jobs are exterior only, as they go on thick. Cerakote properly applied, only adds .001" to .0015", so it can be used on every single part, sears, bolts, hammers, etc. without affecting function. It slows down wear as the moving parts are rubbing against Cerakote, not metal to metal.
Parts like the op-rod and contact point on the bolt will show a burnished spot, but some Cerakote is still there protecting things.
There is some Teflon in the formula, so less dirt and grit attracting lube is needed, and clean up is easier, as fouling won't stick to the coating as bad as it will on bare metal.
Pics of the Mini-30 parts after a few thousand rounds, showing very slight rub spots where there is contact and friction:

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Well done, your stocks look great!
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Likin' it better by the minute!

IMHO, Ceramic polymer is way too uptown for a weenie Ruger American Ranch plastic stock.

I can live with 20 bucks for four cans of Krylon Fusion All In One paint (Black, Brown, Grey, White) and a sheet of sandpaper or two and not have to worry about what curing heat is doing to my super cheap Frog Tape stencils. Nope, this is a cheap stock that deserves a cheap paint job.

I dunno, again IMHO, the rifle looks pretty damn good, and the Krylon is cured to the point where I don't have nay concerns whatsoever about durability.

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IMHO, Ceramic polymer is way too uptown for a weenie Ruger American Ranch plastic stock.



I can live with 20 bucks for four cans of Krylon Fusion All In One paint (Black, Brown, Grey, White) and a sheet of sandpaper or two and not have to worry about what curing heat is doing to my super cheap Frog Tape stencils. Nope, this is a cheap stock that deserves a cheap paint job.



I dunno, again IMHO, the rifle looks pretty damn good, and the Krylon is cured to the point where I don't have nay concerns whatsoever about durability.





Looks damn good!


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