Painting my AR

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by MichaelBarton, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. MichaelBarton

    MichaelBarton New Member

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    how should i go about painting my ar15? I want to paint it a good multicam. should i use krylon? i know it will eventually chip off but i shot a buddies AR15/M16 he used in Afghanistan that was still in pretty good shape
     
  2. Quentin

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    I think I remember yours is a Carbon 15? If so I don't know what to choose for the composite receivers. Maybe others will have ideas.
     

  3. MichaelBarton

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    yeah its the carbon. My buddy travis has the carbon too lol. ill have to ask him if he used just krylon
     
  4. Quentin

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    Your buddy had a C15 in Afghanistan? In combat? :eek:
     
  5. MichaelBarton

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    well it had the carbon lower, he replaced the upper. He was a tech engineer or something so he never engaged any ragheads lol
     
  6. mjkeat

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    Regardless of MOS I can't believe they let that slide.
     
  7. MichaelBarton

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    im not sure if it was his carry gun. he had two or three guns while he was there. i might be mistaken. it could have been his A.R.M.S. upper with Spikes lower he used
     
  8. spack762

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    Ive used krylon on a lot of firearms, both metal and composits. All with great sucsess. To help keep chiping and flaking use a mate clear coat.
     
  9. MichaelBarton

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    alright. ill go to walmart and pick up some paint. thinking about doing multicam
     
  10. MichaelBarton

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    what should i use to degrease it? should i just plug the end of the barrel?
     
  11. mjkeat

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    I would plug the barrel and tape off your glass.
     
  12. MichaelBarton

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    ill just take the red dot off because i ordered the new one a few minutes ago
     
  13. mjkeat

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    Either way will work (I've done it both ways ;)) The easiest way to get the pattern to line up is to leave it on
     
  14. spack762

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    Blue painters tape is awsome. The best way for me is too hang the firearm, like by a sling stud or such. Lots of light helps to make sure you get good coverage.
     
  15. pagj17

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    I have to give krylon some credit, if you do the right metal prep, it's freakin' tough to get it off
     
  16. MichaelBarton

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    i think i will do the digi cam. ill get some manilla folders and cut out some block designs
     
  17. MichaelBarton

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    it actually looks alot better in real life lol
     
  18. spack762

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  19. MichaelBarton

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    my next one im going all out. im going to paint it digi. i saw some tuts on youtube and they look awesome. just take forever