Originally Posted by JonM
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.