Painting EDC firearms


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SquirrelNuts
July 2, 2003, 12:04 PM
I saw this picture, and decided I wanted to do something like it.

http://www.petenelson.com/Photos/Misc/Guns/Glock%2017/Urban%20Camo.jpg

I contacted the owner, and he told me about the company that did it for him.

Lauer (http://www.lauerweaponry.com/ezac/index.asp)

I then asked him how the paint holds up, and he showed me this:

http://www.petenelson.com/Photos/Misc/Guns/Glock%2017/Urban%20Camo%20Finish,%20Nov%202002.jpg

He told me the wear was from training, the range, and about 1,200 holster presentations.

I would like to paint an EDC Glock, and I am looking for suggestions. I tried to search for this, but could really only find things about painting turkey guns, ubertactical rifles, and other non-EDC weapons that get scratched and look poor, IMO, after a few outings.

This does not have to be some baked on technique, as I don't mind changing it every few months, but something sturdy. Any suggestions for something I can do at home? I don't mind spending a few dollars on something special to do this with.

I want to paint a Glock 26 with tiger stripes (like a Strider) and see how that holds up. If it looks good, I will do my Glock 17 as well. I may also consider my almost every day carry Mossberg 500.

-SquirrelNuts

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SquirrelNuts
July 2, 2003, 12:15 PM
Sorry, this did not seem to fit in any forum to me, so I put it in general.

-SquirrelNuts

Steve Smith
July 2, 2003, 12:23 PM
It is somewhat obvious to be that any "paint" or finish applied to a firearm will wear off. The tennifer on a Glock slide is more resistant to this than just about anything else, but someone wiser will probably explain that it isn't really a "finish" like paint.

I would expect a significant amount of wear on anything you "cover."

SquirrelNuts
July 2, 2003, 12:36 PM
I already tried to paint a FEG PA-63, but that alloy frame will not hold anything without sanding and priming, so I left it like it came.

I am fine with redoing a procedure every few months, but if using X paint over Y paint will last twice as long, I will go with X paint.

-SquirrelNuts

DVDTracker
July 3, 2003, 04:55 PM
Hey, that's my Glock! Or as I call it, Glockzilla. :D

Here's the story on how it got camo'ed. I was at the ar15.com Black Rifle Convention last year and had brought my Serbu .50BMG, my Garand and my Glock. Lauer was there and I asked them to camo my .50 and if they could take my rifle case (which had all three in it) back with them so I wouldn't have to fly back and they would just ship them all back. Sure, no problem. When the case arrived back home, the made a mistake and camo'ed all three firearms. After I talked to them, they offered to rectify the situation by replacing the Garand and removing the camo from the Glock. I ended up keeping the Glock that way since it looks pretty cool and sold the Garand to an interested party so they wouldn't have to eat the cost.

They goofed but were very professional in taking care of me and I highly recommend them. Putting the ugliness of the Garand aside, they did an awesome job paint job on it. Notice the black gas tube and sight and the grey barrel, the black rear sight and bolt. They even completely painted the inside of the stock. Very nice attention to detail IMHO.

http://www.petenelson.com/Photos/Misc/Guns/Camo%20Family%2001.jpg

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