Lets see your best rifle paintjobs!

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by heathbaker, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. heathbaker

    heathbaker Active Member

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    Have you ever tried to spray praint your rifle? I have experimented with it several times. Seems like every weekend im tinkering around in the garage and come up with a new idea for a paint scheme. Painting your rifle is something that I found takes a lot of patience but is also a great fun ... "it also takes several cans of Krylon and paint remover and about a thousand rags also" However, done right it can turn a cool rifle ... into a bad mamajamma. Tell me what ya think about this paint scheme on the ole hogue. I have several other paint schemes that will post later this weekend.

    Post your rifle pics lets see how they turned out!

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  2. heathbaker

    heathbaker Active Member

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    Here are a few other rifles I played around with and painted.

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  3. ntg

    ntg Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff. I'm curious, about the hogue stock. How did you paint it what paint, etc? How's the paint holding up, etc? I have one I've thought of tinkering with but have heard it may not take to paint too well. Thanks in advance.
     
  4. heathbaker

    heathbaker Active Member

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    It wont hold up well unless you apply a base coat of Bulldog promoter. It can be picked up at o reilleys for around 15 bucks. You apply it and let it dry for five min. Apply your paint, after the paint dries I apply a Bulldog protective clear coat. So far its held up great. I use krylon camo paint. Comes in flat brown, black, tan, and green.
     
  5. ntg

    ntg Well-Known Member

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    That's a great tip! Thanks, heath. I'm guessing that it hardens the flexible/rubbery feel of the Hogue?

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  6. heathbaker

    heathbaker Active Member

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    Yeah it definately changes the hogues texture and feel. What kind of pattern are you thinking about going with?
     
  7. Mark Brendemuehl

    Mark Brendemuehl Active Member

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    A shot from last winter. I was going to tape over the paint job, but, decided against it for fear it would harm the paint and I would have to redo it. It didnt turn out to be a problem.
    Mark
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    And the same gun in October.
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  8. heathbaker

    heathbaker Active Member

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    Looks great Mark! Those are a couple of really cool pics. And your rifle looks to be a coyote killin machine. What did you use to do your pattern?
     
  9. ntg

    ntg Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking of going with a desert camo type pattern, using actual twigs, grasses, brush as stencils. I've got the hoge green stock so I don't mind if a little of that show through. Does the bulldog stuff change the color at all? Or maybe you don't know. Thanks again for the input/help.
     
  10. Mark Brendemuehl

    Mark Brendemuehl Active Member

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    Heath- thank you. It is a shooter. Great rifle for coyotes.
    What I did is place loose bundles of Killerweed ( a type of rafia grass) all over the rifle, and dusted it with a khaki color.
    When that dried, I wrapped the Killerweed tightly around the rifle and dusted in a darker color, in a hap hazzard pattern to get depth. This left distinct lines where the grass was tight.
    Then I just eyeballed it and added here and there.
    Lastly, I used a natural sponge, and added that pattern to it wherever it needed it. The entire process took less than 20 minutes.
    Mark
     
  11. Chupathingy

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    Krylon Camo and matte clear overcoat. Has lasted about 3 seasons so far with no wear.


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  12. bosstom

    bosstom Well-Known Member

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    Dtech in 223 painted with Krylon.
     

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