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Old December 24th, 2016, 05:17 PM   #1
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Got a hold of a mini 14 tactical, and I'm very impressed by it except the factory stock. It's surface is a little slick, and in the Texas humidity that doesn't sit well. I was thinking about using Rust O Leum Spray can truck bed liner to give it some more texture and grip. My question is: would the spray truck bed liner adhere to the surface of this stock? Should I prime it beforehand or maybe sand a little?


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Old December 25th, 2016, 04:36 AM   #2
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Sweet! Isn't that spray liner a little rough? Where are the slick spots that you don't like? Looks like the checkering on the grip and forearm are ok, if it is just a slippery side of the stock where you cheek goes then maybe I would just rough that area up or get a slip on cheek pad.

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try putting some skateboard tape where you want it for gripping.

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The checkering is fine it's just the smooth spots, and basically just the finish overall that is slippery. I'm torn between using truck bed liner or 3M rubberized undercoating spray.

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Old December 25th, 2016, 07:58 AM   #5
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I would sand it to rough it up then spray it with regular paint first, if it still to slick them spray it again with the liner or what ever you choose. I had a mini long ago with a folding stock that was plastic. I roughed it up with sand paper and just left it alone. It was a truck gun anyway It lived behind the seat.

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Anyone have experience with brownell's aluma Hyde on plastic?

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Skateboard tape I hear is what most use on stocks and cheek rests.

Me I prefer ol natural tree.

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Old December 25th, 2016, 03:21 PM   #8
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Skateboard tape I hear is what most use on stocks and cheek rests.

Me I prefer ol natural tree.

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Nice! What rail do you have mounted on there?

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Nice! What rail do you have mounted on there?
That is the rail that comes with the new Mini 14 Tactical series rifles I believe.

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That is the rail that comes with the new Mini 14 Tactical series rifles I believe.
Nice. I picked mine up used and all I got were some 1 inch rings with it.

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I have used Brownells Black Spray Grit; also comes in a couple of other colors. Sticks permanently to SA fiberglass SOCOM stock.

http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-to...-prod1140.aspx

Not sure if it would stick to your stock. Can you tell if your stock is polyethylene? Feels like milk bottles? If you take a soldering iron or other heated metal piece to a hidden spot, like the inner barrel channel, will the material melt? Then it's polytethylene and most paints won't stick. In that case I would try Krylon for plastics.

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Nice. I picked mine up used and all I got were some 1 inch rings with it.
If you call up Ruger and say yours didn't come with the rail im sure they will send you one. Ruger is pretty good with customer service.

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I have used Brownells Black Spray Grit; also comes in a couple of other colors. Sticks permanently to SA fiberglass SOCOM stock.

http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-to...-prod1140.aspx

Not sure if it would stick to your stock. Can you tell if your stock is polyethylene? Feels like milk bottles? If you take a soldering iron or other heated metal piece to a hidden spot, like the inner barrel channel, will the material melt? Then it's polytethylene and most paints won't stick. In that case I would try Krylon for plastics.
That's where I think using the krylon plastic fusion primer first, and then going with a finish on top of that. I'm really leaning towards the rust o leum truck bed liner spray

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