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Re: How To Camouflage Paint Your Rifle By Greg Ballard

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The link in your first post does not link to the article.

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Re: How To Camouflage Paint Your Rifle By Greg Ballard

Great thread, and good looking paint job. I've painted several rifles/shotguns for myself and others, and would like to make a couple suggestions if that's ok.

I've found that some synthetic stocks do not like to hold Krylon very well. This is due to the mold release agent used in the material during the manufacturing process. In order to make the inexpensive type paints stick, sometimes it's necessary to coat them with a clear coat of a mold release inhibitor. This can be found at any automotive paint store and I'm sure other places as well.

Also, I like to use actual foliage from the places where I hunt as a stencil. It's amazing how well a paint job will blend in with the environment, when the camo pattern matches the foliage perfectly. I don't think the predators care, but it sure makes for a easy and inexpensive way to make the exact pattern of a Sword Fern, or a Cedar bough, Vine Maple leaf, etc. I've had people ask "who airbrushed that?" The look on their faces when I tell them that I did it with $4 can of Krylon is worth it.

Great article! Thanks for very educational forum.
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Re: How To Camouflage Paint Your Rifle By Greg Ballard

Nice job on the AR.

A year ago i did my AR and my 243. I liked the out come so well so i went to a Dura Coar work shop and got my certification. I've since done 17 more rifles. I've found something i really enjoy doing.

Dura Coat Finishes (if done properly) stand up very well.
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Re: How To Camouflage Paint Your Rifle By Greg Ballard

Great article, I am getting ready to do my new coyote rig this week, I am using the krylon camo paint for the first time so we will see how it goes.

I wish I could find pictures of my Savage 12, I used rustoleum "textured" sandstone for the base coat then some dark brown, then used the matte clear protectant. It lasted a long time and looked great out in the dirt dog shootin. Plus with the textured base it was easy to grip even in the rain.
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Re: How To Camouflage Paint Your Rifle By Greg Ballard

I have also used the textured paints that you talk of and they do look good and actually help cut down reflections from the rifle and scope.
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Re: How To Camouflage Paint Your Rifle By Greg Ballard

Thanks for the informative article. One thing I find useful is to include the magazine or two or three, when applying the camo paint. Thanks again
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:04 PM
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Re: How To Camouflage Paint Your Rifle By Greg Ballard

In case anyone wants an easy way to print the instructions out you can download them here:

Word Doc:How To Camouflage Paint Your Rifle.doc - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage

.pdf: How To Camouflage Paint Your Rifle.pdf - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage

Of course all credit goes to Greg Ballard, I'm just making it easy for others to have a copy nearby when they are painting their rifles.

Enjoy.
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