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camo dipping a gun.. increase or decrease value?

I have a .280 that was custom built. Sako AV action, stainless semi bull barrel, and McMillan stock. The stock was showing good amounts of wear on it, Black worn off with grey primer showing thru on heavily handled areas. I was going to repaint it, but decided to have it professionally hydro dipped in a camo pattern. I had the stock done only no metal or moving parts. What do you guys think about hydro dip? increase the value or decrease? I have no plans on selling the rifle. your thoughts?
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Re: camo dipping a gun.. increase or decrease value?

If your happy with the job, it increased the value.
If you not happy with it, it decreased
This is the only answer. If your not selling it you are the only one that can value your happiness.

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Re: camo dipping a gun.. increase or decrease value?

since you have no plans to sell it ,,, the dollar value means nothing ,,why put more money into just just to have the finish wear off again
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Re: camo dipping a gun.. increase or decrease value?

You did nothing to the value. It's a fiberglass stocked semi custom made from top tier parts. It sounds like a heck of a working rifle though.
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Re: camo dipping a gun.. increase or decrease value?

I guess what may look good to me might be ugly as sin to someone else. I'll eventually hand this rifle over to my son along with the rest of my collection down the road. I'm sure he'll look at it when he's older and wonder to himself, "What the heck was Pops thinking when he had this stock done." I guess i'm just OCD when it comes to guns. I hate any kind of rust, nicks, dings, or scratches.
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Re: camo dipping a gun.. increase or decrease value?

To me, just the stock would only be a marginal increase in value, only because the stock was showing wear. If you dipped the entire gun, it would have increased the value due to the additional protection the hydrodip coating offers.
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Re: camo dipping a gun.. increase or decrease value?

In the eye of the beholder!
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