Mossberg 500 Pump Action Paint and Refinishing

Discussion in 'Mossberg 500 Pump Action' started by 30.06, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Tanker

    Tanker .223

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    Re: Staining 500 Stock

    I beleive it is common with birch/beech as I have researched. It is just a fact of life with these species. Unless you apply a spray stain/lacquer finish, you are going to get the blotchly look. Even with the wood conditioner, it is there, though nto as pronounced. As I said earlier, it is not an unattractive look and I really prefer it to the factory finishes.
    Now, if is was a walnut setup, I would be really happy! Nothing looks better than a nice oil finish walnut stock. Ron


  2. Tanker

    Tanker .223

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    Re: Staining 500 Stock

    Also one other thing (without the risk of abusing my posting priviledge) is the forend.
    Has anybody else noticed that the wood grain and stainign of the forend is quite different to the butt stock? Is tht because the forend is cut differently concerning grain? It stains nicely without any dark spots. Ron
  3. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Re: Staining 500 Stock

    Walnut certainly makes for nice wooden anythings. LOL

    Before my Dad past away, he made us an entire living room suit with a TV/Entertainment cabinet and two really large Curio cabinets from a walnut tree that had fallen during a bad storm in my late Aunt's back yard.

    A few of the pieces even has some of the "defective" white sap wood streaks in it, which I specifically asked Dad to leave in the wood as it gave it some character that you won't find in a production piece.
  4. valvestem

    valvestem .22LR

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    Re: Staining 500 Stock

    There is a pre-treatment method for staining wood, so you will not get the blotchy effect. It has to do with diluting shellac down like 4 to 1 and applying to the wood before the stain. I am probably wrong on the ratio as it has been many years since my woodworking days, but I am sure the internet can offer up the formula information.
  5. Tanker

    Tanker .223

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    Re: Staining 500 Stock

    Yes, Minwax has a wood condtioner already mixed.
  6. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Re: Staining 500 Stock

    I have used many different brands of wood stain and treatment and protection over the years, but Minwax is my favorite.
  7. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Forum Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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  8. Tanker

    Tanker .223

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    Re: Staining 500 Stock

    Thanks I already know and read those articles. I used Minwax wood conditioner. MY updates are on my other post on teh finished product. Ron
  9. zoner

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    coupla paint projects first Mossberg 500A, Hogue overmolded forend,walnut Buttstock cut down and fitted with Hogue ez fit recoil pad then primed and painted buttstock flat black to match forend. Disassembled gun, had metal done in "Battleship Gray", reassembled and installed Marble's Tritium bead sight. My homemade "Mariner", here she is mossy 1.jpg
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  10. zoner

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    my camo HD/truck gun. 20 ga H+R w/18 1/4" barrel and 26" barrel threaded for choke tubes, finish by Krylon.......Mike camo.jpg
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  11. LTB45

    LTB45 .308 Supporter

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    KRYLON my most favorite finish on 500's
  12. GRV03

    GRV03 .22LR

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    As mentioned in a previous thread im probably going to be buying a 54303 here soon and painting away that god awful Muddy Girl but leaving the blued finish as is, so just fore end and stock

    Anyone know offhand how that finish is done? Is it readily removed or should/could i just paint over it?

    If im not interested in painting the metal could/should i skip Duracote and opt for something cheapet like Krylon?
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  13. LTB45

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    It is probably a Hydro dip process but dont quote me on it.
    I have 2 500's I have painted with Krylon. I hunt with these and shoot plenty of clay targets with them.
    Krylon holds up great!
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  14. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Forum Moderator

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    I second what LTB said. Probably hydrodip, krylon is cheap and easy.
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  15. Conn 500

    Conn 500 .223

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    That's some great work there.

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