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Painting a Vanguard series 2 synthetic stock

Painting a Vanguard series 2 synthetic stock
« on: January 29, 2019, 08:18:54 AM »
Iíve owned a Series 2 Vanguard in 270 for a few years, and itís a great rifle. Iím a shallow person, though, and I just donít like the way it looks all that much. Before buying a Bell and Carlson, I figured I might try to paint my stock and see how I like it.

Iíve seen threads about painting these stocks, but I was hoping some of you who have done it could share some photos of the finished product.

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Re: Painting a Vanguard series 2 synthetic stock
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 02:12:34 PM »
I'm sure theres a few guys on here that can help you out. We had a member who did really great work, his name was Jim, his handle, fuonlynu, but I think he got tired of us. He had moved from Calif to Texas a couple of years ago, but like I said, he's stayed clear for a while now. 
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Re: Painting a Vanguard series 2 synthetic stock
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 05:46:52 PM »
Iíve owned a Series 2 Vanguard in 270 for a few years, and itís a great rifle. Iím a shallow person, though, and I just donít like the way it looks all that much. Before buying a Bell and Carlson, I figured I might try to paint my stock and see how I like it.

Iíve seen threads about painting these stocks, but I was hoping some of you who have done it could share some photos of the finished product.




I don't have any pictures but I have done it. Camo paint colors are available at Home Depot and Lowes. I happen to like the Rustoleum brand that is made for painting plastic. The trick to doing it is to pull the mold release to the surface and burn it off. You do that with a propane torch that has a flame spreader on it and you have it set about as low as you can without it going out. Hold it back about 6" and watch the surface. The surface will get an almost watery (as opposed to melted) look to it. You do that all over the stock and then wipe it down with Denatured Alcohol or Acetone. Once you have the release agent removed, you can prime and paint and it will stick.


To know for sure that all the release agent is gone, put water on the surface. If it beads up you still have release agent. If it spreads out in a sheet, you're good to go.
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Re: Painting a Vanguard series 2 synthetic stock
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 01:51:59 PM »
Here's the latest two that I have painted.  They are both Vanguards, a .223 and a .308 Win.

Before painting, I pillar bedded the actions and free floated the barrels; replaced the factory sling studs with flush mounts from Uncle Mike's; lengthened the stocks 1/2"; and put on 1" Limbsaver recoil pads.

The grey base paint was Rust-oleum and the webbing was Krylon white whisper Marbelizing spray.
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Re: Painting a Vanguard series 2 synthetic stock
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 04:36:15 AM »
Very nice. Well done.
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Re: Painting a Vanguard series 2 synthetic stock
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2019, 06:15:53 AM »
You did a great job on those Buffybr.
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019, 02:14:37 PM »
You did a great job on those Buffybr.

Really cool Buffybr!
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Re: Painting a Vanguard series 2 synthetic stock
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2019, 02:53:34 PM »
Yep they came out looking fantastic Buffybr.
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Re: Painting a Vanguard series 2 synthetic stock
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2019, 05:12:54 PM »
Thanks for all the kind comments.  I think they look better in real life than my photography shows.

I also did the same darker grey/spider web paint job on my Rem 700, 7 mm RM, but since this is a Weatherby forum... ;D
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Re: Painting a Vanguard series 2 synthetic stock
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2019, 06:58:41 AM »
Here's the latest two that I have painted.  They are both Vanguards, a .223 and a .308 Win.

Before painting, I pillar bedded the actions and free floated the barrels; replaced the factory sling studs with flush mounts from Uncle Mike's; lengthened the stocks 1/2"; and put on 1" Limbsaver recoil pads.

The grey base paint was Rust-oleum and the webbing was Krylon white whisper Marbelizing spray.




Those came out gorgeous.. Makes me want to do mine now to see if I can even come close to your work.
Weatherby Rifles:
M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308