Molded In Field-Grade Finishes – Solid / Camo Patterns
Manners Composite Stocks is proud to offer Molded in finishes on select models ( note list below ). We have developed a procedure that works very well with our state of the art stock making process. It allows us to mold the finish into the stock, while maintaining a very thin gelcoat which keeps the fabric close in the corners.
By doing this we maintain a super strong shell with less of a chance of chipping in the corners. Our Molded in finish is considered a Field-Grade finish. What this means is that small imperfections may be visible in the finish such as mold lines, sanding marks and fiberglass cloth. Although the final finish is not dead flat like our painted stocks, they come with a sanded matte finish to minimize reflections. The basic MCS-Camo consists of three colors, a base, which is usually 40%, and two minor colors that usually are 30% each of the total finish.
We do our best to maintain the color balance of the Camo, but each one is done by hand and two stocks are never the same. If for any reason the balance is not what you expected, we will be more than happy to refinish in a solid painted finish. There is 7 different molded in versions of our MCS-Camo and 2 solid colors ( OD Green and Light Coyote ).
All of our Molded-In Stocks now come standard with Armour-Grip Finish. Armour-Grip is a textured flat clear finish that is applied to the stock. This Provides a grip texture, which comes in handy during wet conditions.
Premium Painted Finishes – Solid
This is considered our top of the line premium finish. Before painting, all our stocks are hand-sanded, primed, and painted to eliminate all surface imperfections. The paint used is an industrial grade, very durable, two part polyurethane enamel paint.
All colors are a dead flat finish to minimize light reflection and have a non-slip pebble finish. This paint is very durable and well suitable for all conditions. It is impervious to most gun cleaning solvents, but harsh solvents should be wiped off. It will scratch like all paints if dragged over rocks, limbs, and other sharp surfaces. Below is the basic solid colors that we offer, but we can match just about anything you want.
Premium Painted Finishes – 3-Color Speckle
We are introducing two new premium painted 3-color finishes, Desert Hunter and Forest Hunter.
Colors are approximate and differ slighty due to variance in graphics and programs used for viewing printing .
As of the first of the year we are making a change to our custom finishes. We will no longer offer custom painted camos direct through us. We will only offer molded in colors and the same high end solid color painted stocks that we have for years. This will not effect any current orders all ready in the system, they will be completed and shipped as ordered, it will only effect new orders.
The main reason that we have moved in this direction is to focus a 100% on what we do best, manufacture the highest quality stocks available.
We feel that by doing this we will be able to better server our customers in the long run and that it will help us reach some of 2012 goals. Due to the tremendous support of our customers, we continue to have a huge amount of growth. Which brings us to the biggest goal of 2012, to reduce the lead times. The first part of this goal was our move in 2011 to our new facility. The second part was the addition of the night shift which we started a month ago. The third part is streamlining the operation and making sure that we are 100% focused on what we do best, make stocks. Also buy doing this it will help us reach our goal of becoming an industry leader in innovation and release new products like the new line of folding stocks. We are also look forward to releasing a few other new projects in the next few months.
We had a hard time making this decision, but we feel that there are some very good custom painters out there that do tremendous work. They are also 100% focused on doing what they do best, high-end camo’s. Below is a list of custom painters that we work very close with. Once your stock is done, you will have the choice of us shipping direct to you or we will be more than happy to forward your stock to one of them for a custom coating.