Stock replacement/renovation for sako 85

Acm

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Hi Guys, my synthetic stock on my sako 85 is getting a bit tatty, the rifle still shoots brilliantly and isn't worn in any way excessively. I like the ergonomics of the factory stock so wouldn't mind if there was someone out there that could coat or paint the stock i have, or id be open to buying a new stock. I don't really like the laminate offerings sadly.
thanks!
 

375 mag

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I stripped mine back to the plastic and I'm happy with it now but you could now paint it a different colour.
 

dunwater

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I had the same problem, the rubber coating got worn and tatty. I used a Brillo pad to scrape it all off and then spray painted the plastic, theres a photo of the result on the “what do you look for in a stalking rifle thread “If you’re interested.
 

375 mag

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It's basically grey - black and smooth I stripped it with paint stripper.
 

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paultap

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If you look at the threads I have posted, I have put up a thread which specifically covers this on a Sako 85 synthetic stocked rifle which I own. It shows the process from stripping the rubber coating off with cellulose thinners, to getting it hydrodipped in a Matt carbon fibre pattern.
 
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Ttocs

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I skinned my 75 composite stock with carbon fibre, you can buy a skinning kit for less than £50 - few hours work, hey presto.
Much better than a hydro dip or paint.
The link below shows the kit, there’s also a video of a stock being skinned.
 

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375 mag

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Just left it as it was the stock looks fine like new really and you could now paint it although not sure how that would work on the soft grips. You could probably remove them fill them and paint over the top.
 
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dunwater

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Just left it as it was the stock looks fine like new really and you could now paint it although not sure how that would work on the soft grips. You could probably remove them fill them and paint over the top.
If the panels are in good condition just mask them off while stripping and painting. A few rattle cans from B+Q , some leaves for stencils and 15 minutes between coats.
Have a go yourself.

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IBD

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Hi Guys, my synthetic stock on my sako 85 is getting a bit tatty, the rifle still shoots brilliantly and isn't worn in any way excessively. I like the ergonomics of the factory stock so wouldn't mind if there was someone out there that could coat or paint the stock i have, or id be open to buying a new stock. I don't really like the laminate offerings sadly.
thanks!
Could cerokote it
 
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