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posted this in the browning thread, probably should have put it here so here goes. got a scratch on the stock of my a bolt stainless stalker on the butt about 4 inches long not very deep. is there anyway to repair this synthetic stock? thanks
 

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A plastic stock is difficult to touch up a scratch on. The problems are many. The type of material, the texture of the finish,etc. If a thermoset plastic it can be textured with a heated metal object and if the textures match it will be difficult to detect the repair.. The problem is duplicating the texture, closely... I've fooled with a few but the job doesn't work well and takes a lot of time.. For a quick fix one can rub a hard polished object over the plastic and rub out the scratch to some degree. If the stocks finish is a bit matt a piece of sand paper and light taps with a hammer can transfer some of the texture to the plastic.. Probably the best thing to do is to look at the scratches as memory notes.. Memories of a hunt or a part of one anyway. Some of the shiney stocks can be touched up much like an autobody.. Paint cacn be used to fill the scratch and the texture reapplied.. But I suggest just leaving it alone unless the integrity of the stock itself is endangered..
 

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What color is the stock?
If it's black or dark grey, and the scratch is not fuzzy, you can touch up small scratches with a magic marker. Touch the marker to the scratch a little at a time and rub with your finger before the ink dries. It will take the whiteness out of the scratch.

It will not actually repair the scratch but it will not be as noticeable.
 
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