Originally Posted by msand951
And the stock at the end by the barrel is tweaked and touches the barrel. the barrel floats until i get there and if i twist just a little it would be fine. Any tips on straighting it up. It probably got that way from resting on the shelf.
before I did the camo detail on my "ugly sav" (check the bolt action gallery), the five or so coats of Krylon Matte Olive drab looked clean and simple - add two coats of clear lacquer over the color coats and that let cure for a week - then hit it with a light wet sand to take the sheen off of it. you'll have a nice water resistant finish you can take a damp rag to to take off the dirt after using it in the field.
to prep - wipe the stock down with acetone, to remove any gun oil then hit with a green scotch brite pad to rough up the original varnish - wipe with acetone again - let dry. hang on a cord and paint the sucker - take your time and do plenty of light coats (I did 5 base coats of OD and then hit it with camo details.) let your color coat dry for a few hours then do a lacquer clear coat - to seal in the color and keep the rough matte from holding grime.
it's easy - it'll take you an afternoon.
as for the barrel and action - I'll be doing that in Matte Black next with BBQ spray paint. just got to get info on what I can take apart easy on a savage and what to mask that I can't
Last edited by Mr. Snuffalupagus; 02-28-2010 at 22:15.