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Anyone have a rifle with the soft touch coating on the stock? our apex and v2 has it and i liked it a lot due to the added grip it offers. I had been talking to my brother about it and said, They have to make something like that available to anyone!

Well today i went to Napa auto parts and took a look around for valve lapping compound and ran into a couple cans of paint.

The product i found is called Plasti Dip , Multi purpose rubber coating.

I bought an 11oz can for $12 after tax and took the butt plate off the mountain stalker i got from cayugad to test this product on.

Freakin awesome stuff! This stuff is harder than the soft touch that CVA/Traditions offers on their guns and the rubberized feel seems harder. By "harder" i mean is actually has that hard rubber feel to it of something like a recoil pad.

i cleaned up the stock and applied one coat, gave it a good hour as i did put it on quite a bit thicker than i intended to ( lights in the shop fell out so a flash light was needed) After that hour i went out to inspect it and it was beautiful! Very nice feel to it. I added another coat and just have to wait for it to dry and add the final third coat.

They had both Black and clear but i noticed the cap was gloss black so i decided to stick with the basic clear. It does ad a bit of shininess but not bad at all. Most likely will dull out after some field use.

But what an awesome thing to find! I'll be sure to post pictures tomorrow when the rifle is put all back together.
 

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I will look for the pics.I have an old Savage weather warrior SS rifle with synthetic stock and it does get a slick feel to it.The strange thing is the higher the humidity the better the grip,it's those cold clear days when grip is difficult.Thanks for the tip.
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yeah i know guys! Im sorry but today i was swamped with cutting firewood and then shooting a new rifle i got today! I'll make a post on that rifle later on.
 

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Okay guys i spent some time with the rifle on the range today and wanted to give an update and some info on how to keep this from happening.

First picture you'll notice on the little grips it self that some are peeling.


What caused that to happen?

My Lead Sled,


Now in this picture you'll see some peeling around the edges.


My masking tape was old and didnt stick well during the process and excess rubberized coating got under there and onto the actual stock itself. I normally hold the rifle in that area and my fingers rubbing up against it was pulling on it and caused the peeling. Solution: Run a razor blade all the way around the grip panel and cut off any extra over spray.
 
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