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Old 11-01-2010, 12:44 PM   #11
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wow, that's gorgeous.

I should have added though, I've already had the metalwork bake-finished
this is just for the wood and upper, so baking it is kinda out of question,
I believe we do actually have an airbrush hooked up here so I'll look into it.
Is duracoat easily available and what is it likely to cost?
If you'll just click on the link I provided below, you can see that.
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wow, that's gorgeous.

I should have added though, I've already had the metalwork bake-finished
this is just for the wood and upper, so baking it is kinda out of question,
I believe we do actually have an airbrush hooked up here so I'll look into it.
Is duracoat easily available and what is it likely to cost?
Cheap DIY Oven;
Buy a hot plate at Harbor freight $12.00
Buy a 8" duct pipe by 4 or 5 ft long at Lowes
Piece of plywood to cover the top of the duct.
Meat Thermometer at Harbor freight.
Set the duct on top of the hot plate, drill hole in the plywood for the thermometer, drill another hole in the plywood for a wire to hold gun parts.
Paint your parts, hang inside the duct, control heat of hot plate by watching the thermometer.
Now you have a cheap oven and the girls won't mind if you do it in the garage.
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For just doing the wood and the plastic hand guard, you don't have to get all exotic. Spray paint will work just fine. You can probably find the matte white that you're looking for pretty easily.

Krylon makes a paint just for plastic and that will do your hand guard, the wood can be sprayed with a multi surface paint.

I used a gray primer and a Krylon textured paint for the stock on my Eddystone. I'll post pictures of it completed when I finish it up this week. In the meantime, here's a couple of pics of how the wooden stock looks after painting:


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yeah mate that's perfect, didn't think i'd need some superpaint just for the wood etc, though i would like it to be a relatively hardwearing paint that's not gonna get chipped and dinged easily.

I keep forgetting to mention the fact that I'm a New Zealander who lives in New Zealand so when people say "go to brownells" and "get this stuff from midway" etc it goes right over my head :P

I'm not currently sure if anywhere here would even have duracoat as I (in maybe the 7th year of gun ownership) seem to know more than most people who would be considered firearm specialists, esp in regards to the local constabulary.

But what with kiwis being as DIY eccentric as we are there'll no doubt be some kind of appropriate paint, though I may be forced to apply it with a lump of sheep's wool wrapped around some number 8 wire.

I can safely say I will be the only NZer here with an accurised (as described in the M21 conversion PDF) M1a in artic white, booyah.

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But what with kiwis being as DIY eccentric as we are there'll no doubt be some kind of appropriate paint, though I may be forced to apply it with a lump of sheep's wool wrapped around some number 8 wire.
Spoken in true Burt Munro fashion.

Kudos to you sir!
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