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Unread 06-09-2006, 06:44 AM
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Re: Snake Skin Camo

Shawn,

How'd you do the snakeskin pattern...or is it a 'trade' secret?
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    Re: Snake Skin Camo

    Muzzle diameter is .650" (# 4 Taper Hart ). The pattern is not really a trade secret but is hard to describe. I use several different mesh fabrics to paint through after a base coat.

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    Unread 06-10-2006, 12:08 PM
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    Re: Snake Skin Camo

    Duracoat?
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    Re: Snake Skin Camo

    Shawn,

    I've been applying Duracoat to my firearms and an occassional outside job for a little over a year now. I'm curious how you get the fabrics to 'stick.' Do you just wrap it, or spray one side at a time...etc?
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    Re: Snake Skin Camo

    They used fishnet stockings on American Chopper to get the scaled effect.
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    Re: Snake Skin Camo

    Hey Shawn , is that the Ceracoat that you used ?

    How does it compair to say Duracoat or Brownells
    Aluma-Hyde II when its only allowed to air cure?

    Thatsa very cool desgine what does a pint job like that run cost wise?
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    Re: Snake Skin Camo

    On the stock standard laq paint untra flat. The metal is done in teflon od green. I use a mesh with thick wire and small holes. I do not stick the mesh but rather stretch it over and hold in place. The trick is in the breakup of the different shades in the skin. I charge 60.00 to do a stock.

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