I think im gonna paint my AR....need help!!!!

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by kryptar19, May 25, 2013.

  1. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Im planning on painting my S&W Sport, and im just at a loss. I want a more modern camo (green, brown, black), but there is just too much to choose from. I was thinking some of you guys could help me.

    If you have painted your AR id like to see it. Id also like to know what you used and how you did it.

    Im just trying to get an idea.

    thanks,
    Kryptar19
     
  2. hmh

    hmh New Member

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    Ultra flat krylon sponge brush with the end cut at different spaces. No black, black sticks out in nature. A good base coat of tan do the prep work take your time. Do not clear coat.
     

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  3. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I personally wouldnt do it but I like my rifles all black , all of them except my yote rifle . I only have one handgun thats not black and thats because it came in a trade and if it wasnt a dead nuts accurate pistol it would have found a new home .
     
  4. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Checked out Duracoat? They have quite a few patterns to pick form and supply the stencils (link)

    I've not used the patterns but have coated a couple guns wit hit. The stuff gets tougher as time goes on.
     
  5. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    Alot of guys that come in the shop use KRYLON/FUSION flat camo colors. Its made just for plastics.Prep with Brake-Kleen, gets surfaces perfectly clean of any oils/residue,prepped for paint.
     
  6. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Thanks for all the replies. I figured I'd have to wipe the rifle down with break cleaner, but is there any other prep work to be done?

    I have looked at duracoat and I'm thinking about getting one of the easy spray stencils. Anyone got any experience with these kits?
     
  7. purehavoc

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    Remember this. If you do it in Krylon and dont like it , it was I'll be easy to remove with acetone. Duracoat not so much. Krylon is easy to touch up if it gets beat up
     
  8. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    What Havoc says is true. Krylon can be removed if you do t like it. Easily is a subjective term, because very nook and cranny will have paint in it. But it does come off. Also with Krylon being pretty inexpensive, paint schemes and camo patterns can be changed for different seasons, just by adding some paint here and there over the existing coat.

    As far as degreasing goes, I like to just use Dawn dish soap and hot water. Metal parts can go in a low temp oven, under 250. If you spray them while they are dry and warm the paint dries faster for follow up coats or colors.

    Duracoat is good stuff, just remember that it needs to cure for a couple weeks before actually shooting, and that the low temp stuff often changes color on parts that get hot, like your barrel. Krylon will change color on the barrel too.
     
  9. pawjr74

    pawjr74 New Member

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    After you clean it with the solvent (brake cleaner or whatever you're going to use) I recommend giving it a good wipe down with an alcohol wipe before painting it.
     
  10. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Alcohol solves so many problems. :)
     
  11. pawjr74

    pawjr74 New Member

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    LOL. One for me, one for my AR...repeat until you get the desired results!
     
  12. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I don't think the paint job would look very good by the end though.
     
  13. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    You never know.. That may be how he gets in touch with his "artistic" side. :D