New paint job

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by emn83, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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

    sorry about the grainy photo, cell phone+ low light makes for not great pictures
     
  2. vegas steve

    vegas steve Well-Known Member

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    looks darn good for a first time cammo job. i like the contrast,looks like gale mcmillan did it himself.
     

  3. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. vegas steve

    vegas steve Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  5. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    thanks! I'll try that
     
  6. vegas steve

    vegas steve Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. jsthntn247

    jsthntn247 Well-Known Member

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    Looks good, what kind of stock is that?
     
  8. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    it's a Stockade Rollover Cheek Thumbhole stock. I really like it. prone, bench, sitting, standing, it's easy to get into position, and is very comfortable
     
  9. 1denogean

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    what kind of paint are all you guys using?
     
  10. emn83

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    for the tan and darp brown I had Krylon...was going to just do a two tone, but got creative. the OD and black are rustoleum camo paint. I also put a rustoleum clear coat over the whole thing when I was done, for some added protection
     
  11. jsthntn247

    jsthntn247 Well-Known Member

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    I wished he would make that rollover thumbhole for varmint barrels, he could sell a ton of them. I use krylon paint and duracoat clear at the end on my stocks.
     
  12. emn83

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    I use sporter style barrels...didn't know that he did not make that stock for varmint style....too bad, there isn't much difference between my heavy sporter and a medium varmenter barrel
     
  13. jsthntn247

    jsthntn247 Well-Known Member

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    Is that a factory, whats the muzz diameter? Paint job looks really good by the way.
     
  14. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    it's an aftermarket heavy sporter made by benchmark. right at the muzzle it measures .710 inches.


    thanks for the complement on the paint job