Paint?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 270 win, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. 270 win

    270 win Active Member

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    Anyone on here paint a rifle before? I've done some reading on the subject and am seriously thinking about doing it.
     
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    joseph Well-Known Member

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    stevescg80 Well-Known Member

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    Been offering duracoat for about three years now with over 150 rifles done to date.Holds up extremely well where are you located? If your wanting to have a rifle done pm me for details on colors and pricing and pics.
     
  4. 300WSMMAD

    300WSMMAD Well-Known Member

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    270WIN,
    I use LIC 43 made by a company called VALSPAR, its made in the US so I hope you can get it.

    A very tough product, I have used it on my 338 LM, a 300 RUM 300WSM to name a few.
    Great product.

    Regards 300WSMMAD
     
  5. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I use Krylon exterior textured spray paint. Did an awesome job on mine and is very durable on the stock.

    Tank
     
  6. 270 win

    270 win Active Member

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    Did you spray he entire rifle? (action,barrel,scope)
     
  7. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I did it to two different rifles. The first was a 22LR. I masked off the power numbers on the scope and the Turrets. I also masked off the parallax number on the Objective ring. Then I sprayed the whole rifle. I did mask off the bolt openings and put playdoh in the barrel. I masked off the safety as well. Sprayed with primer first and then started the camo process. On the other rifle I only sprayed the barrel and bottom metal.

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  8. 270 win

    270 win Active Member

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    Now, if I paint the barrel and action as well, will it help to prevent rust, or will it speed it up because i can not oil it?
     
  9. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    It shouldn't rust at all really. I used a primer coat first. Then using the exterior designed paint, should repel moisture. I haven't found any rust on my rifles yet. Just make sure you ruff the surface with a fine grit sandpaper to give the paint something to stick too. The smith that sand blasted my barrel told me to heat the barrel up with a torch so it is warm to the touch. He said that will help it stick better. I didn't heat it up that much for fear of messing with the strength of the metal. I also removed the action and barrel from the stock so that it was fully coated.

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  10. 270 win

    270 win Active Member

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    Thanks for all the advice!
     
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  12. 270 win

    270 win Active Member

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    Well I have decided that I will order some Armacoat and will try and post some pics when everything falls into place. gun)
     
  13. liltank

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    Cool, can't wait to see it.

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