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Old 02-09-2010, 10:01   #1
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Question Rubber coating dip for a wire stock

I have a BC folder on my mini, and I'd like to see if I can remove the buttpad, get a black rubber coat over the wire stock and reinstall the buttpad. I'm not very fond of the clear plastic sheath that goes over the stock, and cold bare metal doesn't feel very nice on my cheek.

Does anyone know anything about the liquid rubber coatings that you can dip stuff into and hang out to dry for a nice thick uniform coat? I know the stuff exists and I've seen it on hand tools, but I'm not sure where to start looking.
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J.C. Whitney carries it in cans, probably most major auto parts chains also.
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Ace or True Value should have it. Mine carries a handful of colors. Get the stuff that dries pliable, there are ones that dry hard but they aren't as tough.
Might also check out "liquid electrical tape".
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Tool dip = Performix brand

You are thinking of tool dip. You can get in different colors and has a plastic, sometimes rubber texture. You could probably even add texture to it if you want. One thing about BC folder is that the metal is not protected and you should keep it oiled and clean or it will rust on you in heart beat. I have never done this but my guess is that you will want to make sure to clean the parts really well with acetone and wear gloves. Make sure that the metal is really clean before you dip it or it could rust under the coating. Here is a link of the brand performix http://www.plastidip.com/ I hope this I hope this helps and its a really good idea.
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Thanks! Sounds like this should be a pretty easy job. I wonder why butler creek never thought of it.
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Originally Posted by DrewArtist View Post
...I have never done this but my guess is that you will want to make sure to clean the parts really well with acetone and wear cloves.
I swear by garlic cloves myself.
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Originally Posted by markw76 View Post
I swear by garlic cloves myself.

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Originally Posted by beardenbc View Post
Thanks! Sounds like this should be a pretty easy job. I wonder why butler creek never thought of it.
To cut cost.
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Originally Posted by beardenbc View Post
I have a BC folder on my mini, and I'd like to see if I can remove the buttpad, get a black rubber coat over the wire stock and reinstall the buttpad. I'm not very fond of the clear plastic sheath that goes over the stock, and cold bare metal doesn't feel very nice on my cheek.

Does anyone know anything about the liquid rubber coatings that you can dip stuff into and hang out to dry for a nice thick uniform coat? I know the stuff exists and I've seen it on hand tools, but I'm not sure where to start looking.

I did a BC folder for a customer with the roll on herculiner bed liner stuff worked out very well but if the texture is too rough for ya you can take some steel wool to it and smooth it out some.
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I decided that clear plastic was packing and tore it off all three of mine. Planning on Alumahyde when it warms up, but may have to change that after you tell us how yours came out.
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Here is another thought: http://www.superior-industries.com/w...oduct_203.html It is a little pricey though
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I finally was able to track down some black plastidip at the home depot. I'm going to see what I have around to make a container that's narrow but deep enough to dip it in so that I can get it covered without using like 5 cans of the stuff. If all goes well I should have some pics up this weekend.
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Didn't turn out so good.
Couldn't get a smooth uniform coat, and it looked like crap. Followed instructions to a T, but I think this was meant for smaller applications, Fortunately I was able to peel it off with the help of a razorblade in a few minutes, so you can't tell is was ever done. Back to the strategy room.
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Originally Posted by beardenbc View Post
Didn't turn out so good.
Couldn't get a smooth uniform coat, and it looked like crap. Followed instructions to a T, but I think this was meant for smaller applications, Fortunately I was able to peel it off with the help of a razorblade in a few minutes, so you can't tell is was ever done. Back to the strategy room.
Use the spray on bedliner at Lowes, gives a crinkle rubberized finish that would look cool. Just did my kids big red wagon and it should work good for what your talking about. Just hit the metal with some sandpaper to give it a good surface to adhere to.
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How about 550 cord?
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550 cord would hold moisture. Would be a pretty decent pad though.
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What about waxing/silicon spraying 550 cord so that it is water resistant?
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Lowes and Home Depot carry spray on rubber coating in aresol cans. You might try that
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Ive used that tool dip alot on tools and metals, it is a real bear to get a clean finish. It has to run off at specific angles or it gets real funky, like bcavin say the spray is cool in light controlled bursts. Some times i paint on the dip stuff.
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