what kind of paint to use on my ruger Sr22 slide?

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by TNKING89, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. TNKING89

    TNKING89 New Member

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    I would like to paint my Sr22 slide a dark blue color or like a blood red. what kid of paint works on these slides and will stay with a good finish?
     
  2. trip286

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    Rustoleum. It's like hot sauce, good on everything.
    I'm kidding, hell I don't know, never painted a gun, sorry.
    Marlinman can help you out.
     

  3. TNKING89

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    Lol ok . I heard that works though as I was googling it.. hmm
     
  4. Zombiegirl

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    My husband used nail polish with a really thin paintbrush. He used silver as a base because his gun is black and then put lime green on top. I have an SR 22 and want him to do mine.



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  5. TNKING89

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    Oh nice that looks good
     
  6. trip286

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    Ever hear of cerakote? It's a very similar formula to ceramic based header paint used on engines. Look into it.
     
  7. TNKING89

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  8. Zombiegirl

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    If you use nail polish, make sure you use non acetone polish remover if you mess up.
     
  9. Marlinman

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    Rustoleom works. Duracoat and cerakoat works. Are you wanting to paint the whole slide or just the lettering?
     
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    For the fun of it, I've tried Krylon on a .22lr revolver.

    Cleaned the thing thoroughly, then followed the directions on the can

    So far, no chipping, cracking, or flaking.
     
  11. TNKING89

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    I want to paint the whole slide
     
  12. TNKING89

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    Was it a special type of paint they make?
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    whatever you use to do it, preparation is the key in any type of paintjob, be it a slide for a pistol or a car or a house. you need to properly prepare the surface and make absolutely sure it's clean prior to painting or coating.
     
  14. TNKING89

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    Ya I just don't want it to look crappy or crack at all
     
  15. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Nope. Went to WallyWorld. Found the color I wanted, and did the rest.

    Multiple light coats is better than few heavy coats.

    The key to any spraying of any paint is patience.

    Keep reminding yourself when you see missed spots that you will get that on the next coat. Don't try to fix a bad spot by spraying more on it. That never works.
     
  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    use something that is made to hold up to abuse, properly prepare the surface, clean very well, then clean it some more. follow all directions on whatever product you decide to use to the letter. also use a product made for the material you want to paint. another option would to be, have the slide powder coated in the color of your choice. now stuff is tough and would probably hold up. the only concern i have is the temperature used to bake it on the slide. would it be too much and cause it to lose it's heat treating? because if i remember, the parts are baked at around 400 degrees. hopefully someone with more experiance can shed some light on this. personally i have done some powder coating, just not on firearm parts.
     
  17. Marlinman

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    If its brought down to room temp VERY slowly it doesn't Jonas.
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    thanks Jared. i am much more familiar with powdercoating automotive parts, not firearm parts.
     
  19. Marlinman

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    Your welcome
     
  20. TNKING89

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