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Advice needed! Painting a pinup girl on 870 stock (Synthetic)

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by digital0ne, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. digital0ne

    digital0ne Portland, OR New Member

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    Hello everyone. I have purchased an 870 tactical for my best friend for his birthday. To put this gun over the top, I would like to get a pin up painted on the side of the stock. The stock is synthetic black that comes with the 870.

    I am wondering if anyone has experience painting a synthetic stock, what kind of prep it took and what kind of paint you used.

    Also, looking for a local tattoo artist who specializes in Pin Ups to do the art (Portland area).

    Thanks in advance to everyone for making this birthday present rock


    -digi
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    A suggestion that might work better. There is a type of "art" called decoupage where a print/photo/drawing is cut out of the square piece of paper it would normally be printed on then glued to the surface and clear coated over top.

    You might look into this as it is something that could be done easily the art work is readily available on line and it can be touched up if needed.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=dec....microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&tbm=isch&imgdii=_

    Looks like its even been done.

    Decoupage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Just a suggestion
     
  3. digital0ne

    digital0ne Portland, OR New Member

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    Thanks Mark. I looked at a hydrodip as well but cannot find a pin up. I will look into this as well. Thanks for the info

    -digi
     
  4. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My dad was in the printing business and did that with a coffee table. Cut out a bunch of birds and woodland creatures and glued them around a center pond. Turned out well, but I am not sure how it would work on a curved surface. He still has thousands of lithograph prints which he sells at flea markets around Medford. Landscapes, wildlife, cars, WWII planes and some tasteful nudes. I can ask if he has any small pinups if you want.
     
  5. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    My suggestion would be to abandon the painting route since the paint will peel. I say take it to a laser engraver and have them engrave a pin-up girl onto the plastic stock. It will look far more professional.
     
  6. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    just brainstorming here

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  7. Ligito

    Ligito Oregon Active Member

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    AAAAAAh, please, no more.;)
     
  8. rick

    rick Close to Corvallis, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    EXCELLENT find rick those would look great and would be able to be clear coated over to protect them.
     
  10. EUGENE the REALTOR

    EUGENE the REALTOR Portland Metro Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    I'd do something non-permanent in case he doesn't like it. I'm guessing you know him pretty well if you're buying a $500 gift for him though...:thumbup:
     
  11. redmud

    redmud Colombia river Active Member

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    If I were going to use paint I would use One Shot enamel sign paint. It's what pin stripes are done with on cars. Its very durable and comes in lots of colors. Check the local sign supply store or automotive paint store maybe industrial finish store. You will also need some thinners lacquer thinners makes it dry fast and mineral spirits slower. Heck why not get yourself a pin stripe brush as well.

    I would scuff the area first with fine Scotch brite then draw on a design with a China pencil paint it on then clear it.

    I like the laser engraving idea though then fill in the lines with paint.

    Good luck