It seems easy but I guess it is not as easy as it seems.
Thanks for the instructions. I suppose some day I will dare to convert my black gun/rifle in a colored one. But I am sure results are not going to be as good as yours, Stephen.

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Mohican, remember that Stephen has his technique down from alot of practice. If you think your pattern may not work out, practice on a toy gun or maybe a 2x4 until your satisfied.


(or your wife's AR) Big Grin

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As for color integrity, your base coat doesn't need to a second coat of finish. It does, however, need to be thorough -and even.

Even passes are key. If your paint starts to run, those runs take forever to dry, and are the first to get gooey when Mr. SLiP starts to matriculate across surfaces.

I did a tutorial here, for Multicam. Start with Stephen's suggested light base.

it makes any colors on top keep the truest color, and actually adds to the full effect.
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quote:
Originally posted by Stephen:
Here's the same carbine shown in it's natural habitat (...and with much better lighting). I find the dark green included in the Duracoat "Multicolor" Kit is a bit bright, but the rest of the colors seem pretty dead on.


I'm still in therapy (but down to twice a month) from the last time I tried to paint. Fucking ASSBAGS.

When I'm done and off the meds, I'm gonna get a worthless, full size, M4 toy trainer like a Bushmaster and try again.

Awesome Stephen, just awesome.

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quote:
Originally posted by ASSBAGS:
HATER!


Big Grin

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quote:
Originally posted by conndcj:
quote:
Originally posted by Stephen:
Here's the same carbine shown in it's natural habitat (...and with much better lighting). I find the dark green included in the Duracoat "Multicolor" Kit is a bit bright, but the rest of the colors seem pretty dead on.


I'm still in therapy (but down to twice a month) from the last time I tried to paint. Fucking ASSBAGS.

When I'm done and off the meds, I'm gonna get a worthless, full size, M4 toy trainer like a Bushmaster and try again.

Awesome Stephen, just awesome.




If you knew how many of my camo and finish jobs had to be "reworked" you wouldn't feel so bad...

Thanks for the kudos Brother. I was very happy with how this one turned out.

Stephen


POF piston SBR (upper) on a SBR'd lower in a digital pattern using Krylon and Avroe camouflage paint and Bulldog Arms' stencils.

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Multi-camish camo on a .308 Winchester Model 70 Stealth (Krylon and Avroe, with Bulldog Arms stencils). Had a few places where the paaint pulled off the stainless barrel...

A well-trained Special Forces' SADM ODA is like an artillery shell... once launched, it can not be recalled. No brass, no soldiers Sir!

what do you guys use to prep/degrease the weapon for painting. I'm going to paint the stock on one of my rifles( stock only). will alcohol work or should I use something else?

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quote:
Originally posted by Rob0811:
what do you guys use to prep/degrease the weapon for painting. I'm going to paint the stock on one of my rifles( stock only). will alcohol work or should I use something else?


If it's a Krylon job I don't even bother. For a true finish coating like Duracoat or Cerakote I use Acetone. Be careful with it as it can degrade some plastic and rubber components.

Stephen
quote:
Originally posted by Stephen:
quote:
Originally posted by Rob0811:
what do you guys use to prep/degrease the weapon for painting. I'm going to paint the stock on one of my rifles( stock only). will alcohol work or should I use something else?


If it's a Krylon job I don't even bother. For a true finish coating like Duracoat or Cerakote I use Acetone. Be careful with it as it can degrade some plastic and rubber components.

Stephen


good to know, thanks.

It's gonna be a Krylon job, so I'll just hit it with the paint.

------------------------------ "The bottom line is this...if you want to be a Soldier be a fucking Soldier. If you want to raise a family, stay home and raise a family. Iraq and Afghanistan are no place to play house, eat 31 fucking flavors and hone your Xbox skills. " - JW104

Rob,

Not that my opinion matters much compared to Stephen's but I do mine the same way... I tape up the end of my barrel and the front sight post and then throw it up against a tree and go to town

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cool, thanks for letting me in on how it's done.

I'd hate to jack it up and start throwing shit on the concrete floor...or something.

------------------------------ "The bottom line is this...if you want to be a Soldier be a fucking Soldier. If you want to raise a family, stay home and raise a family. Iraq and Afghanistan are no place to play house, eat 31 fucking flavors and hone your Xbox skills. " - JW104

quote:
Originally posted by Rob0811:
what do you guys use to prep/degrease the weapon for painting. I'm going to paint the stock on one of my rifles( stock only). will alcohol work or should I use something else?


If you think you must degrease, I use just good old break cleaner in a spray can. Works like a champ.

Chris C.
I see meth people..... Everywhere.
My first painted AR. I applied Aervoe "Sand" as a base cost then 3 progressively darker colors. The pucker factor is a bit high when you first start spraying.

No, I didn't paint my Aimpoint. Yet.

Stephen, why haven't you posted your A3 multi-cam job over on the LW forum? Some of those boys would shit bricks over that thing. Nice job, looks great.
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Like I have said before, looks good man

Just need to spray bomb that Aimpoint and barrel

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I like it a lot Stephen but it really did seem to come out a little to green.

mvician-I like the way yours came out. Subtle blends that allows it to dump in and out of shadows. Freakin' ninja-flage

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quote:
Originally posted by Rob0811:
what do you guys use to prep/degrease the weapon for painting. I'm going to paint the stock on one of my rifles( stock only). will alcohol work or should I use something else?


Last time I used boiling water in one of my wife's bigger pots, but brake cleaner works good too. Make sure if you use water to oil anything you didnt paint, because it will rust.


My contribution to the thread. This rifle started as a Savage Stevens Model 200 Synthetic Stock 308 cal, the barrel has been trimmed down to 16.5", XS Sights Scout Scope Mount, Leupold 2.5x28 Scout Scope and Rings, Badger Ordinance Bolt Knob, I shortened and stippled the stock prior to painting with Rust-Oleum.

One of those pork eating infidels.

quote:
Originally posted by S.E.G:


My contribution to the thread. This rifle started as a Savage Stevens Model 200 Synthetic Stock 308 cal, the barrel has been trimmed down to 16.5", XS Sights Scout Scope Mount, Leupold 2.5x28 Scout Scope and Rings, Badger Ordinance Bolt Knob, I shortened and stippled the stock prior to painting with Rust-Oleum.


Tell me about that back, dude.
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"Its not about shooting, its about fighting with a gun." -Pat Rogers


The answer to 1984 is 1776.

"I prefer evil sits in daylight for all to see rather than be hidden, forgotten about and possibly repeated." -Consigliere
quote:
Originally posted by theJanitor:
Thanks, Mike. went to the surplus store and found some bigger mesh. and so here's my first try at painting a rifle.



Now that's exceptional! Up until I saw this paint job, I was very content with my various simple black toys. Now I feel so inadequate...

Way to go Janitor!!!

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quote:
Originally posted by dHUTCH:
What I got done this evening.....

Hopefully tomorrow after work I can get her put back together and throw some Olive Drab and Brown on there with a net stencil.

http://img.photobucket.com/alb...lmer852/IMG_1926.jpg


Nice.

Is that paint or...? I see masking tape & what else for masking? (other than the notecards & newspaper! Wink)

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quote:
Originally posted by Wild_Willie:
quote:
Originally posted by dHUTCH:
What I got done this evening.....

Hopefully tomorrow after work I can get her put back together and throw some Olive Drab and Brown on there with a net stencil.

http://img.photobucket.com/alb...lmer852/IMG_1926.jpg


Nice.

Is that paint or...? I see masking tape & what else for masking? (other than the notecards & newspaper! Wink)


Just a rattle can job. I figured I would take the rifle apart the first time I painted it, just to get a nice even coat on everything. I put the rifle back together this morning and the tan looks good. If I feel up to it tonight, I'll get to the net stencil work.

As for the tape and masking....I just used Green Painters tape. The tape did well sticking to the rifle and filling voids that I didn't want paint in. The paint took well to everything except the Magpul rail covers; not that big of a deal since I'm not THAT big of a rail cover fan.

Oh and the note cards were for helping the rail stand up straight. It's a YHM diamond rail so it has the continuos upper rail, thus the top rail portion sticks out farther.
Though its not a Rifle - I thought this deserved some consideratiion simply for the condition it was in when I "found" it....

I had been "off work" for quite sometime as I am merely part time/ on call with this unit. When I returned after a year off I found the truck gun like this: Eek





Being that it is a department shotty I simply needed to return it to "Orginal Form" as best as possible

Some krylon, wood stain and walla!






There was more then just finish problems with the gun as it would barely function. I actually had to slam the gun butt first on the floor to get the damn thing to eject. So I did a complete takedown and clean. Oiled her up and she was GTG....

Needless to say after a WTF conversation with the chief and berating him like a child - he "asked" me to do the other one! Wink

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