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Rifle Painting?

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Unread 03-09-2006, 09:39 PM
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Re: Rifle Painting?

I have painted several tactical shotguns for police officers and it seems to hold up well , the pre cleaning and curing are the keys , the steel has to be dead nuts clean and free of anything. and if you can blast the parts that makes it even better , I blast with 220 grit aluminum oxide
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    Unread 03-18-2006, 08:35 PM
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    Re: Rifle Painting?

    here is a post on canadian gunnutz with many paintjobs and pics and how to's,you might have to join,only takes a minute,and have a look!!
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    Re: Rifle Painting?

    I've always used krylon
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    Unread 02-05-2013, 04:31 PM
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    Re: Rifle Painting?

    My first try at painting a rifle actually worked great.

    I got some 200 grit sand paper and went over the metal with, minus scope.
    Taped it off and greased the bolt and stuff i didnt want paint getting on or in.

    Krylon Camoflage Flat colors.
    Khacki, Brown, Olive Drab, Black

    Did base in black and let it cure, then another coat.
    After letting all that dry and cure i held the cans high and "dusted" the rifle.

    Let it cure and went out shooting Blends in perfect out where we hunt.

    Actually got quite a few compliments also.. not use to that.



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    Unread 02-09-2013, 05:56 AM
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    Re: Rifle Painting?

    Originally Posted by royinidaho View Post
    Here's what I did......

    Painted barrel/action and stock and made a cover for the scope.

    A real low end paint job.

    Actually this was my first attempt w/an airbrush. I used simple outdoor craft paint and diluted it sufficently to work in the airbrush.

    Turns out it wears pretty well.

    The rifle is an old and well worn REM 722 in 222.
    Hey Roy,

    Would it be possible to post the pic as a .jpg attachment. I'm not allowed to access photobucket over here in AFG on the system we use. If you can't, no worries. Thanks!


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