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Old 01-20-2012, 02:38 AM   #1
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Thinking about painting my AR but not 100% on it. I was wanting to get the older Vietnam tiger striped pattern or near to it. Any thoughts and would it be hard to do?

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Old 01-20-2012, 02:47 AM   #2
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go for it. the first spray is always the hardest.

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Take a look at Duracoats non-bake spray kits. Used a few of them this past summer - wears and looks great!

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Is it hard to do? I know it's a more complicated pattern type

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There are literally hundreds of how to videos and links on how to paint camo onto a rifle. In your case it will be making your templates (painters tape and lots of patience). You could also get kits:

Lauer Custom Weaponry: Afghan
Shotgun & Rifle Mossy Oak® Camo Gun Kit
River City Camo - MilitaryTrux
Camo Dip Kit - Do It Yourself Water Transfer Camo Dip Kit

That was just 30 seconds of searching on the web

You'll have to disassemble for at least the base coat.

I've only done one - it works for the grassy fields I typically hunt on the edge of:

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