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Old 04-12-2012, 07:07 PM   #11
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Like that old truck commercial said, scratches add character.
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I would love to see a photochop of Bob Ross hand-painting camo on a rifle... "happy little tree shape...". LOL!
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How rust preventive is painting a gun? Is this a good idea for a gun that will be outside a lot? What kind of barrel do you paint blues? Stainless? Nickel? Is it bad to paint any of these? Will the nickel and stainless be less likely to rust after paint than the blued, or will the paint make it not matter. How often do you "touch up" a painted gun? Sorry for all the questions just curious about the subject.
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I would love to see a photochop of Bob Ross hand-painting camo on a rifle... "happy little tree shape...". LOL!
LOL..Used to watch him on PBS all the time.. He's dead isn't he? Heard his son's carrying on the legacy though. But that guy had to have been smok'n some happy grass prior to filming those shows ( hehe ) just waaaay too laid back not to have been.
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How rust preventive is painting a gun? Is this a good idea for a gun that will be outside a lot? What kind of barrel do you paint blues? Stainless? Nickel? Is it bad to paint any of these? Will the nickel and stainless be less likely to rust after paint than the blued, or will the paint make it not matter. How often do you "touch up" a painted gun? Sorry for all the questions just curious about the subject.
No reason to paint a gun if you don't have to.. Most times you are doing it because you want to rather than having to. Stainless is not going to rust on you anyway. As long as you maintian your gun properly, you shouldn't have to refinish it at all. You may want to consider painting a gun if you live in a high humnidity environment or caostal areas where salt corrosion is a concern. But I stress again.. use a product specifically designed for the purpose.. Not something you'll have to redo again and again...
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Looking at using Duplicolor to refinish my AR furniture and receiver. It has a Stainless, 24 in bull bbl - that is the 'white' part...looking for a blue and a red to make my custom build 'unique'...any thoughts??? Thanx
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There are several manufacturers out there making products designed specifically as firearms coatings.. Why even waste your money using an inferior product..? I used to use coat hangers as exhaust hangers years ago too before I realized that a smart quarter spent was better than a dime wasted

Point being, Duracoat and products like it are not cost prohibitive to the point of preventing you from doing the job right the first time.. A Duracoat camo kit is almost as cheap as the three or four cans of krylon and it will last "FOREVER"... !
Whatever you do, don't use cheap spray paint.

My method for camo is pretty simple. Use the plant green as the second

coat, after the primer. Then use actual plants as stencils, using browns

and lighter green, etc.

I camo-ed my Mossberg 500, because birds in general have eyesight

which is roughly as acute as a dog's sense of smell.
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Looking at using Duplicolor to refinish my AR furniture and receiver. It has a Stainless, 24 in bull bbl - that is the 'white' part...looking for a blue and a red to make my custom build 'unique'...any thoughts??? Thanx
You want to prime the entire AR a lighter color. Black will distort any

color you paint it.
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Wasn't Krylon Flat Black was the receiver paint for Ruger 1022 & Marlin 60/70 series for a few decades...
it can last...if sealed properly, which they did.

That being said, there are far more durable choices.
Just depends on how much you wanna pay
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Wasn't Krylon Flat Black was the receiver paint for Ruger 1022 & Marlin 60/70 series for a few decades...
it can last...if sealed properly, which they did.

That being said, there are far more durable choices.
Just depends on how much you wanna pay
I can't speak for the Marlin model 60, but the Ruger 10/22 went from Anodized aluminum receivers to a Teflon type coating to a powder coating, I'm pretty sure Krylon wasn't used at any point...
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