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#41 LongHaul

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:42 PM

great lookins shooters i just cant bring myself to paint mine


I'm with you bro.


I agree, I've been hesitant about painting mine too, but reading this thread has me feeling motivated!

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#42 Scot McK

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:54 PM

Is there a best place to look for instruction on this? Thanks
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#43 mangeface

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:16 PM

Maybe I'll paint my next AK when I finish accessorizing it.

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#44 DStevenson

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:47 AM

Is there a best place to look for instruction on this? Thanks


Scot, there are some good videos on YouTube... I'll link to a couple that I liked below:
I did a test by painting my sons bike (actually my daughters bike... which required a repaint to make it more... boy friendly)
I used a type of mesh to give it a snake pattern that turned out pretty good. If I were to do it again I would stick with just the 2 colors (tan and brown).


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Really good multi-cam pattern



Snake skin pattern similar to what I tried on my sons bike

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#45 Scot McK

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:02 AM

Thanks a lot! I see some DIY in the future. AK may get it first!
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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:53 PM

Just got an email from a buddy who's out of the country (who actually told me about ITS). He has painted several and offered to help when he gets back in the US. Time to figure out what I'm gonna do.
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#47 Millertime1103

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 05:16 PM

I buddy of mine was talking about a place up in CO that does this sort of thing, just can't remember the name. I have a sneaky suspicion mine would come out looking like a 2 year-old's Hello Kitty coloring book :kick:
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Posted 10 November 2013 - 06:11 PM

what is the best paint to use that will be more resilient to solvents and bore cleaners compared to regular ole' rattle can krylon or rustoleum? I tried both brands of rattle can, let them dry a couple days and even tried baking them and they both still smeared and came off using paint thinner and bore solvents. I was thinking of using the dura-coat bake on paint. anybody used this type of paint?

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:38 PM

what is the best paint to use that will be more resilient to solvents and bore cleaners compared to regular ole' rattle can krylon or rustoleum? I tried both brands of rattle can, let them dry a couple days and even tried baking them and they both still smeared and came off using paint thinner and bore solvents. I was thinking of using the dura-coat bake on paint. anybody used this type of paint?

I think duracoat is widely accepted to be the best DIY paint for rifles. I tried to find some locally to no availability. Anyone know the best place to pick some up?

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 07:52 AM

I think duracoat is widely accepted to be the best DIY paint for rifles. I tried to find some locally to no availability. Anyone know the best place to pick some up?

try www.brownells.com or www.midwayusa.com they have a big selection of different types of finishes and paints, with many colors to choose from, but I like to see the color in hand, not a pic of it on a computer screen.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:17 PM

Around here, there are a lot of folks who are also timid about hitting the rattle can to their precious deathinator 3000. I think I'm going to put together a rifle painting party. Maybe hang some wire from the tree in my back yard. Fill a cooler with some suds. Grill some animals and invite everybody to bring a gun and a few cans of krylon.


Ooh business idea just popped in my head as I was typing this. I buy the paint/ shit for stencils/ burgers and stuff/ beer and charge just enough to cover it all. If it all works out, I can make it so that I eat for free, get drunk for free and have enough paint left over to do my next project. Damn, thanks guys!


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:09 AM

Around here, there are a lot of folks who are also timid about hitting the rattle can to their precious deathinator 3000. I think I'm going to put together a rifle painting party. Maybe hang some wire from the tree in my back yard. Fill a cooler with some suds. Grill some animals and invite everybody to bring a gun and a few cans of krylon.


Ooh business idea just popped in my head as I was typing this. I buy the paint/ shit for stencils/ burgers and stuff/ beer and charge just enough to cover it all. If it all works out, I can make it so that I eat for free, get drunk for free and have enough paint left over to do my next project. Damn, thanks guys!

 

Where are you in PA? I'd be down for this. I just have to figure out what gun to paint.


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:12 AM

Central PA. Sunbury area.



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Posted 30 October 2014 - 05:22 PM

Shotguns count?

 

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I may do my AR soon, but nothing like my 870. 


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#55 LongHaul

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 12:10 PM

Shotguns count?

 

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I may do my AR soon, but nothing like my 870. 

 

That's an awesome paint job! I've been planning on painting my hunting rifle and that pattern would be perfect. Do you mind sharing your method? Thanks, and awesome work.


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#56 PSDRyan

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 03:08 PM

I stripped the shotgun down to individual parts. It's my dove gun, so I left the butt pad, trigger assy, bolt, and rails (wear part) alone.

Lightly sanded everything to get the paint to adhere better, then laid down a light get primer coat.

Then I sprayed a tan krylon fusion base coat. Let that dry for about 20 min.

Took a cheap corn husk broom and cut off a chunk, fanned it out, and duct taped it in place. I layed my fan lightly on the parts, sprayed a quick swipe of flat brown, moved the fan, and did it again. Repeat until satisfied, but don't overdo it, you still have 2 colors to go. Make a new fan if it gets clogged up or when changing colors. Let brown dry, then do the same with olive, but less coverage, and then black if you want it, but barely any. Let it cure and reassemble.

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#57 DeathwatchDoc

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 04:29 PM

Very nicely done, interesting process... if you ever do it again you should consider documenting the process and starting a thread dedicated to it. Picture heavy, of course.


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#58 PSDRyan

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 11:17 PM

Next time I get bored and have anything not huge I want camo, I will do a write up. It's really so easy even I can do it :D

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 05:31 PM

My current setup. Finished adding the light just before a Low light rifle tactics Coarse.

I want to paint it next. Just need to work up the motivation.

 

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#60 CrazyD

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 09:57 AM

I keep going back and forth on weither to go with a simple camo painting like Tremis has on his or doing a Kryptex Typhoon dip on the upper/lower recievers and the handguard and calling it done.


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