January 27, 2008, 04:38 PM
Im going to camo my AR carbine sometime in the near future. I have looked at the paint from brownells. Im wondering how good this stuff holds up?
list of things i will be camo-ing
picatinny rail (handgaurd)
and vertical grip
will this stuff do what i need?
January 28, 2008, 12:29 PM
Try tacticalcamo.com or bulldog. they have kits you just stick on, spay a color, let dry, put some on, spray another color. These are the only places I've found. There are no free downloads, to much work to cut them with an exacto knife. Cabela's is way too high.
January 28, 2008, 12:51 PM
I just use Krylon, and it works great. I find that the designer patterns often look too visually stunning to do their job...(actual silouette breakup)
much like most lures are designed to catch fishermen, as opposed to fish :)
January 28, 2008, 02:18 PM
much like most lures are designed to catch fishermen, as opposed to fish +1
Set a black rifle down in the woods and walk off 20 feet.
Now you see it, now you don't.
Animals aren't smart enough, or have the deductive reasoning of humans, to tell a black gun shape from a black tree limb shape or shadow.
I have used a black synthetic Benelli for turkey hunting long enough to say this.
A turkey can tell you what color yours eyes are from 100 yards away if you move them.
But they can't tell a Black Benelli from a dead-fall tree limb from 10 yards away!
Coyotes & deer only see in B&W and shades of grey.
Unless you move it, they can't see it either.
January 28, 2008, 06:57 PM
I've done the plastic (ok, ok, polymer, zytel, whatever you may have) hardware on other stocks with either krylon textured paints or with the fleckstone paints, finished with a hard poly coat. Not only does it get you the color range, but it adds a great texture to the surfaces.
Proper prepwork and careful masking will yield results that you didn't think possible.