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ThinkFastHolsters 09-03-2011 04:03 PM

Krylon job?
 
Ok, I have never done this but I a
Thinking about painting my AK coyote tan. Not the whole thing, just the stock, pistol grip, and rail covers. Maybe the mags. Anyone have any tips? Should I sand my parts first? what should I clean them with? What's the best way to guarantee a solid finish? Help me out guys!

kafriedel 09-05-2011 01:44 AM

Please dont spray paint and wreak your gun. Buy a good product for a couple extra dollars. If you have additional questions contact me at Guardedarms.com i have my information on the site.

bkt_tater 09-05-2011 02:05 AM

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I actually used krylon camo spray paint for my rifle. I didn't like the synthetic stock and black barrel so I did it at home. It was very easy and turned out very well. I did a slight sanding and then used isopropyl alcohol to clean it. Just be sure to use a lint free rag.

ThinkFastHolsters 09-05-2011 03:13 AM

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Turned out great after all! Had a buddy of mine give me a hand since he has done all of his guns

bkt_tater 09-05-2011 04:16 AM

That looks awesome.

I got a pistol grip collapsable stock on my shotgun and I've been debating spraying it too. Mainly the rear stock and the forearm.

TheOldMan 09-06-2011 11:10 AM

I really like the look of your rifle however if you used Krylon paint on it, it will never hold up.. At least not for very long. I think it was mentioned above to spend a few extra bucks for product that's made for guns.. DuraCoat is one such product and it's one that I use exclusively.

Trust me on this. It may look nice now but after some use and cleaning, the paint will start to come off or will wear off over time.

ThinkFastHolsters 09-06-2011 04:11 PM

Yea I knew when I did it Krylon won't hold forever but until I find a range that I can go to and put her through the paces it's gonna be shot from only a benches position. Plus I wouldn't mind the "wear and tear" look :)

Axxe55 09-12-2011 01:48 AM

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Yea I knew when I did it Krylon won't hold forever but until I find a range that I can go to and put her through the paces it's gonna be shot from only a benches position. Plus I wouldn't mind the "wear and tear" look :)

Zombi, which Krylon paint did you use? because i am using the Krylon camo paint (flat finish) and have had good luck with it. prep work is the key, no matter what brand of paint or finish you use. i wipe my stocks down with acetone to remove any oils after washing with a small amount of detergent and water. followed with a wipe down with alcohol, then a final wipe with a tack cloth. then i spray a light coat of adhesion promoter and let dry for about an hour. then i use several light coats to lay down my base color, then spray my camo pattern. a couple of mine have endured a coulpe of seasons in the woods with very little wear and tear.

Axxe55 09-12-2011 01:50 AM

sorry, top two pictures are wrong! couldn't see the small pictures! those are factory camo dipped. wouldn't want people to think my paint jobs are that good!

freefall 09-12-2011 03:30 AM

I was thinking, "Damn, that guy's good with a spray can!":p


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