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Old 11-12-2012, 12:27 PM
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New paint job

so, I tried doing a camo paint job on my rifle, first time painting a gun something other than a solid color.



what do you think?

sorry about the grainy photo, cell phone+ low light makes for not great pictures
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:13 PM
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Re: New paint job

looks darn good for a first time cammo job. i like the contrast,looks like gale mcmillan did it himself.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:50 PM
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looks darn good for a first time cammo job. i like the contrast,looks like gale mcmillan did it himself.
Wow, thanks for the complement.

Still trying to figure a way to kill the glare somewhat. it's a bit shinier than I want, the supposedly matte clear coat I finished it with didn't work out quite as well as I want, but everything else did.

it was a fun couple day project for me.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:23 PM
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Re: New paint job

try getting some 000 or 0000 steel wool and lightly going over the clear coat a little. these super fine grades of wool will dull the shine but not remove the finish as long as you dont get too aggressive.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:41 PM
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try getting some 000 or 0000 steel wool and lightly going over the clear coat a little. these super fine grades of wool will dull the shine but not remove the finish as long as you dont get too aggressive.
thanks! I'll try that
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:05 PM
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Re: New paint job

i need to do the same thing to mine that i recently painted. i posted some pics in the "my new toy"thread thats here in the photo section.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:30 PM
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Re: New paint job

Looks good, what kind of stock is that?
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