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Old 12-30-2007, 11:02 PM
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How to paint a rifle

I was just wondering how or actually what process you use to paint a rifle. Say for instance a synthetic stock and stainless or blued barrel. What prep work for stock and barrel and action.
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It all depends on the quality of the results you desire.

A) Auto show quality

B) Drab old standard camo patterns that look good only to humans and do nothing for actual camo.

c) Good old american folk art quality.

D) DIY wally world outdoor crafts paint. (What the gals use for artsi craftsi stuff.

Auto Show Quality (pearled white, candied blue and red)



DIY air bush w/outdoor crafts paint.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:00 AM
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As I dont care for the flashy stainless barrel I just want to air brush a simple camo pattern and on one of my shotguns that I duck hunt with I want to paint over the wood and blued finish. I dont know why I get some stupid ideas sometimes. After I wipe all the oil off just start with a primer or what? Thanks again
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Stupid ideas???? Those r the kind that make life fun and keep the stress level down.

Degrease w/a good degreaser. The Gunk green stuff in the squirt bottle works well.

The rifle in the snow had had that finish for 2 winters now and is holding up way better than expected with that craft paint applied by an airbrush.

I took the metal parts to the local airport and sand blasted it to see what that would do. Turned out to be unnecessary but it was fun.

I airbrushed the metal to match the local semi-snow/grass/sage brush background. The stock was airbrushed with a base lighter colored base coat. Then sprayed with a darker layer or maybe it was the other way around. I then used a small brush to do the russian olive branch affect.

Give it a go. There ain't much of a way to mess up an shot gun.;)
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what do you clean the oil off the rifle with before you paint it?

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go to the local parts store and get a can of spray brake cleaner, be sure to do this out doors.
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:32 PM
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painting

i don't know if you have seen these but they may help

Rifle Painting Tutorial - Sniper's Hide Forums

Barrel and Action Painting - Sniper's Hide Forums

There are a lot of other articles there that may help you also
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