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Unread 12-08-2013, 02:23 PM
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First rifle paint job

I thought I would give painting the rifle a try this week. I ordered an Easy Way camo kit from DuraCoat. The camo pattern is called Advanced Tiger Stripe.
It normally comes in green, brown and tan. I thought I would change it up and used the colors of the US Navy (black, dark grey, navy blue & light blue).
The kit comes with a throw-away sprayer, four paint colors and a stencil kit. I ordered an extra stencil kit and I am glad I did. Every stencil was used on the job.
While the EasyWay kit does a good job, I did learn that I made a few mistakes. After painting the rifle with the base color of black, I applied the other colors too heavy. When I pulled off the stencils, it left slightly raised edges between the paint colors.I guess time will tell if these edges will chip off.
I also found when spraying the smallest stencils, the paint would pool up inside the stencil quickly and would "blob up" when removing the stencil. I found that using a small detail paint brush with most of the paint wiped off worked best.
Good or bad, here is the result of cabin fever. I must say it was a fun project and I would do it again.
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    Unread 12-08-2013, 11:27 PM
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    Re: First rifle paint job

    I like it. Nice job
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    Unread 12-08-2013, 11:44 PM
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    Re: First rifle paint job

    I think it looks cool!!!!!
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    Unread 12-09-2013, 01:38 AM
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    Re: First rifle paint job

    I think it looks awesome. I wonder if a couple of coats of clear would help the raised edges?
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    Unread 12-09-2013, 01:06 PM
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    Re: First rifle paint job

    Very nice
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    Unread 12-09-2013, 05:57 PM
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    Re: First rifle paint job

    Real nice. Inspirational.

    Confident enough to do the scope?

    With your newly acquired experience I'd give it a go.
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    Unread 12-10-2013, 08:07 PM
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    Re: First rifle paint job

    Roy, You have talent ! I will box mine up and send it on its WAY ! LOL

    Very nice !
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