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Old 01-08-2014, 02:55 PM   #11
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My grandsons Cricket,
This was my trial paint job.

He loves it, calls it Copperhead.
Its tough, and does not scratch.




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My grandsons Cricket,
This was my trial paint job.

He loves it, calls it Copperhead.
Its tough, and does not scratch.




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That is a cool looking rifle. Great paint job!
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:33 PM   #13
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I have painted a couple rifles... You guys may gave seen ten on here.... The AR that is my profile pic I "spray painted".
Degreased it and used brownells paint as me base layers. Touched up a few brighter areas with standard spray paint.

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The hardest part of painting a $1900 weapon ststem is the first squirt.... Then your committed!!
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if your going to paint a firearm at least get some decent paint and a hobbyist airbrush they are not that pricey.

spray paint in a rattle can is on the same level as buying a lorcin 25 to go fight the taliban... the only thing spray paint is good for is gangs leaving a mark one someone's building or painting a steel target your gonna shoot. thats about it.

the stuff is cheap junk for a reason.
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.... I'd have to disagree. Get the right kind, and apply it with some forethought and your projects can come out great.
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.... I'd have to disagree. Get the right kind, and apply it with some forethought and your projects can come out great.
Agree Jesse, as long as you take the time to clean it and let it dry, then put down your base layers, let them dry then put on your top layers, let them dry, then I clear coat like lots of layers let it dry and mine turned out great
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if your going to paint a firearm at least get some decent paint and a hobbyist airbrush they are not that pricey.

spray paint in a rattle can is on the same level as buying a lorcin 25 to go fight the taliban... the only thing spray paint is good for is gangs leaving a mark one someone's building or painting a steel target your gonna shoot. thats about it.

the stuff is cheap junk for a reason.
i have to disagree as well Jon. the paint used or the method it's applied are almost irrelevent to a degree. the key to making paint stick and last, is all in the prep work before evr putting any paint on. i worked in the collision industry for many years and have learned what it takes to make paint stick. even the most expensive paint and the best there is won't stick if the prep work isn't done properly.

i put a lot of attention into my prep work on my rifles, long before i ever put the first layer of color down. another key factor is to spray many lighter coats allowing ample drying time in between the coats rather that a few thick coats.

i use the Krylon Camo Flat paints on my stocks and have a couple that have been on them for several years and areholding up to abuse quite well so far. i even did the rocker panels of my old truck with the Krylon Camo paint over four years ago. this truck isn't babied or even hand washed. it goes down dirt roads and gravel roads and might see the car wash a few times a year, and those rocker panels are holding up very well to the abuse. but the big factor was the prep work i put into it before i painted them.
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A Lorcin 25 . LOL havent seen one of those in a while. At least I can count on mine to fire when I pull the trigger even if it is ugly . I have a hard time paying someone for a airbrush job for something that need to be flat paint , gets beat around and used alot on a rifle thats really not that expensive . If I was building a show piece / safe queen different story
This is my yote gun , I tried to make it blend in wiht my yearly surroundings because we go from very green to burnt to a crisp grass throughout our season




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Purehavok nice gun mine is also my coyote gun. What is that a savage axis or the ruger American there stock is so similar. Also what caliber? Mine is a 22-250 marlin
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Purehavok nice gun mine is also my coyote gun. What is that a savage axis or the ruger American there stock is so similar. Also what caliber? Mine is a 22-250 marlin
Savage Axis, I have had it for about 3 years , its been a dead nuts accurate rifle . I had some trigger work done on it because it wasnt real great not having the accutrigger ,but thats it.
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