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Old 08-05-2011, 07:07 PM   #21
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I just thought about it the other night for, really, the first time. Went out yesterday and found the paint and did it last night in the basement. Guess I didn't want to procrastinate...lol.

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I used Krylon

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Thanks, and very nice rifle. I am officially jealous
I appreciate it. Its been 3-4 years in the making.
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I love the look how did you get the small dots and make them look so good. I wasn't going for pretty just camo.

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I used Krylon
Very nice!
Did you use the sponge method to do your pattern, or something else??
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I used a faux spong cut into 1 inch squares. It takes about 20 squares. They get prety soupy quick.

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now that you mention using sponges. I have an idea that might work to do a pretty good digital pattern. The newer foam used in a lot of gun cases is the foam with the little squares you just punch out to make your desired shape. You could probable use those in a couple different patterns, taken from maybe your MARPAT cammies or Army Digi's and just dip and stamp. Just an idea.

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Here is a link to step by step instructions for an AR and bolt rifle.

Shooting USA Pro Tips: US Army Marksmanship Unit Sgt. Grant Kennedy shows procedure for rifle painting

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I agree, I prefer Duracoat. You have alot more control with an airbrush. You can be very precise with where you apply your paint. If your still planning on doing the Krylon route though I would cover up all the areas you want to keep paint out of. You can stuff cottonballs behind the dust cover and into the barrel. Your going to want to make sure to keep the paint out. Once its inside its a pain in the..... to get out. Once your done just remove your tape, cotton, etc. and clean the gun. You should be good!

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I used Krylon and had no problems with the paint getting into areas that I didn't want it. I covered the barrel and gas tube underneath where my handguards would go cause I was not sure the temperature tolerance on the paint and didn't want to catch on fire during use. I removed the buttstock and grip and anything else I didn't want to paint. Then I hung it with string and sprayed away. I learned to paint the proper way in the marines, so might suggest someone watch a video on the proper way to paint if you haven't before otherwise you might build the single layer up too much and cause it to drip. But my paint turned out good didn't do much in terms of coolness just wanted to break up the lines. Here is a pic...

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