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Old 10-21-2012, 01:05 AM   #21
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Okay. So for painting. I've sanded everything with 2000 grit sandpaper.
Then I clean everything in the sink with soap and water.
I've placed everything in front of a space heater to evaporate.

Once dry, I will clean with acetone, let dry, then begin painting

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Okay. So for painting. I've sanded everything with 2000 grit sandpaper.
Then I clean everything in the sink with soap and water.
I've placed everything in front of a space heater to evaporate.

Once dry, I will clean with acetone, let dry, then begin painting
Heres mine

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Now thats really cool looking
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Okay... Ready to paint.


I will repeat, 10 times. 'Take your time, slow is fast'...
You have my attention can;t wait to see it
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Now thats really cool looking
Thanks man ive added a few things, like the tac 47 plug, bolt on handle, a kryptonite green laser and im going to polish the internals. The kick lite stock makes alot if diffrence
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First coat. Khaki. I taped the threads, and shoved paper towel into the barrel and gas tube to keep paint off. Light coats, no drips to worry about.
The dust cover, thread cover and safety lever are on their 3rd coats, started them last night.
Gave the rifle a good wipe down in denatured alcohol since I ran out of acetone.
The alcohol took a bunch of the original paint off, so I know it's working.

... I didn't prime. Well see how that works out. I forgot to get primer, and wallyworld is 40 miles from my house and I'm not going back...

Well, if the paint doesn't hold because if the lack if primer, I have an excuse to strip it and experiment with that snakeskin pattern I've been wanting to try....

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Okay. Here's the dust cover.

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1st coat of green

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What I'm doing is using a torn up bath sponge from Walmart 1.99, then painting a blob onto a cardboard easel, then sponging up the paint and dabbing onto the khaki base.

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Mosin, looks good! i was going to ask how you were getting that particular effect. the sponge asnwers that question. i am really liking how that looks and might have to try out this on one of mine. thanks for the updates.

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