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Old 01-12-2012, 02:21 PM   #41
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Okay. Also, since I don't exactly have a bipod on my handgun...what's a good way to "mount" it during the work and curing period? I can't think of anything.
I bought the paint this morning!

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if you have some pegboard use a straight down the barrel or a wooden peg and put it down the barrel and let dry
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if you have some pegboard use a straight down the barrel or a wooden peg and put it down the barrel and let dry
Awesome, thanks!!! I'll post finished photos in a few weeks I guess, depending on the drying period.

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Prep you have to degrease every painted surface I used mineral spirits. Then I used a tan for a base coat (there isn't much black in nature). The design I used green and brown. You take a foam brush and cut the end in deep jags spaced out. Then I sprayed the paint in a container (bottom of a 20oz) dipped brushed off excess and then went to the gun. I would not clear coat it I used a matt clear coat and regret it. For comparison look at the eotech hood and the mag compared to the rest of it. Any question happy to help, one day I will need it.
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Prep you have to degrease every painted surface I used mineral spirits. Then I used a tan for a base coat (there isn't much black in nature). The design I used green and brown. You take a foam brush and cut the end in deep jags spaced out. Then I sprayed the paint in a container (bottom of a 20oz) dipped brushed off excess and then went to the gun. I would not clear coat it I used a matt clear coat and regret it. For comparison look at the eotech hood and the mag compared to the rest of it. Any question happy to help, one day I will need it.
For my tigerstripes am I better off using a cut sponge or a brush

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I mean, should I cut sponge pieces to different tigerstripe shapes or just randomly take the brush to it?

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I did it random brush strokes.
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With a sponge brush with the end cut at different spaces. I wish I had a pic of the brush but I do not.
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That's okay, I think I've got the idea, better yet I even have a brand new set of sponge brushes...so I'm set to start in the morning!

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Just like any painting the prep is the most important. You'll do fine. Post some pics of the completed project.
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Will do!

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