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Unread 04-22-2013, 03:30 PM
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Good looking guns guys I think im gonna try some practice runs on a couple of coolers i have and maybe one of my old bolt action slug guns with plastic stock. I do have a nice airbrush i was given years ago i may try using. Anybody know where i can find regular ultra flat paint in like pint sizes. The paint stores all seem to carry latex and i think id rather use oil base for this stuff.
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    Unread 04-22-2013, 04:46 PM
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    Attached is another option. The hydroprinting. Pretty simple to do. I've been using krylon for both the base coat and my clear coat. Pic shows my rifle I built for F Class. I didn't do the one side then the other, simply all at once. I like the effect of the skulls stretching, etc. Gloss in pic but this was before about the 4th coat and a wet/dry sand to dull it some what.

    So far the solid camo patterns have be tough for me, at least the digital camp I played with, the semi transparant ones have work for me through, just takes a tub of water and a spray bottle!

    I got a roll of snakeskin today, going to put it on my 375, kind of funny too, we don't even have snakes in AK, at least that I know of
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    Unread 04-22-2013, 05:27 PM
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    The skulls are awesome, fantastic job. Where can I get the hydroprinting supplies? Does it come in a kit?
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    Good looking guns guys I think im gonna try some practice runs on a couple of coolers i have and maybe one of my old bolt action slug guns with plastic stock. I do have a nice airbrush i was given years ago i may try using. Anybody know where i can find regular ultra flat paint in like pint sizes. The paint stores all seem to carry latex and i think id rather use oil base for this stuff.
    Try Brownell's. I think you can get the Alumahyde II and maybe some others from them in liquid form.

    If you have an AB and some experience I'd say go ahead and maybe try going with duracoat.

    One I just thought of is hobby shops. There are lots of earth tone matte and flat colors for models and those paints are specifically designed to bond well with plastics.
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    Unread 04-22-2013, 06:02 PM
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    First let me say I am a total amateur,,,,, but they do sell kits. I dont think you need them. You just need film and an activator. I actually use a spray bottle with a fine mist to activate the film, a little goes a long ways. Do some google searching for hydrodipping stocks or just hydrodipping. There is a forum with guys who do it for a living. Takes me longer to fill my tub of water than the whole process actually takes, awsome for small flat parts like pistol grips, etc. The more curves and/or surfaces, gets harder, here is one closer up
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    Unread 04-22-2013, 06:31 PM
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    If you have a airbrush, for paint you can't beat duracoat! I have a stock I painted 4 years ago, that s been to hell and back on many backcoutry hunts, yes there are areas of paint completely scratched off thanks to a pack frame, but other areas still look new. Krylon,,,,seems you have to paint every year or two. My "effect" for duracoat was a flat tan, then a splatter of sorts by turning air way down on my brush till it just kind of spit paint.

    Anothr cool effect with rattle cans is going wet on wet, tan for example, then wet with black lets say, and pull the excess off with plastic wrap,,,see below
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    Unread 04-23-2013, 08:37 PM
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    I just painted mine about a month ago
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