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Old 01-02-2013, 10:01 PM
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My Custom Paint Job . . .

Sooo, as I'm new to Long Range shooting, this rifle isn't set up for long range . . . it's all factory.

If this isn't interesting to you, I won't take offense.

I bought a used Remington 700 in 7RUM. All factory, except for this hideous paint job. It HAD to be fixed.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:05 PM
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Re: My Custom Paint Job . . .

And so I began . . . almost 3 straight hours of rigorous sanding to remove the insane number of rattle-can layers the previous owner applied, and then a flat OD Green base coat from Aluma-Hyde I bought from Brownell's.

After first coat of OD Green, I wrapped entire stock in (laughs welcome) Bridal Mesh Netting used for table decoration. Then I sprayed over it with Desert Tan.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:10 PM
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Re: My Custom Paint Job . . .

That coat got me my "snake scale" look . . . now on to the chore of creating digital.

I think I spent a total of about 6 hours cutting out a matrix of 1/4" square digi-patterns using sign vinyl and an x-acto knife. Ugh . . . the finger cramps.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:21 PM
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Re: My Custom Paint Job . . .

Then about 3 hours of taping off the first layer of digital. As you can imagine, the bridal mesh had to be secured to the rifle for paint and there were areas that weren't uniform in finish where I had ties. I purposely left those non-uniform areas uncovered so that the next layer of paint would cover them up.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:23 PM
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Re: My Custom Paint Job . . .

Here she is after the first coat of digi (OD Green).
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:25 PM
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Re: My Custom Paint Job . . .

More in-progress. . .
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:31 PM
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Re: My Custom Paint Job . . .

Soooooo, looking pretty cool, but this next step is a big bummer to me. I ordered 3 different colors of the Aluma-Hyde, Forrest Brown, OD Green and Desert Tan. The bummer is that the OD Green and the Forrest Brown are SOOOOO similar in color that if one is on top of the other, you can't distinguish between the two of them. Sooooo, after all of this work and preparation, if still only looks like two colors.

I still think it looks really cool, but it could look AWESOME if I had another contrasting color. The problem is, after all of this work . . . while I was impatiently awaiting my Christmas Present (a new scope) . . . I really had no reason to get the paint job finished since I couldn't shoot the gun anyway. NOW, I have my scope and have started working towards the best load . . . and there is NO WAY I'm going to take off the scope and disassemble just to paint one more color.

Oh well, here she is completed.
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