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Lets see some home camo jobs...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bragood, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. bragood

    bragood Well-Known Member

    I want to camo my remington 700. What has everyone else done?
  2. D Boone

    D Boone Well-Known Member

    My Mod 60 Krylon Special


  3. Code3GT

    Code3GT Well-Known Member

    oh what a beauty! think i'll do some research to do my own Model 60 :D
  4. Fumbler

    Fumbler Well-Known Member

    Krylon is a wonderful thing.


    My Mossberg 500
    -shortened barrel to 18.5"
    -cut off vent rib
    -silver soldered on mossberg ghost ring front sight post, screwed in ghost ring rear
    -installed tru-choke thin walls
    -Krylon black-khaki-green digital camo

    It's not a rifle, but it's an example of a home camo job.
    It requires a LOT of time cutting masking tape.
  5. anymanusa

    anymanusa Well-Known Member

    great pics guys. Lets see some pics of guns so camoflaged that you can't make out the outline of the gun.:evil:
  6. chriso

    chriso Well-Known Member

    Good thread Im going to paint my 700 as well and wanted to see some camo jobs and some tips would help!
  7. Nice going, D. Boone and Fumbler - y'alls actually look professional - mine, OTOH, LOOKS homemade, and I'm embarrassed to put it up. But it WAS done with poison ivy leaves, before I realized what they were - that's a long story involving a rash on the face and a lot of scratching.
  8. TehK1w1

    TehK1w1 Well-Known Member

    HAHAHAHA...ouch, dude
  9. Fumbler

    Fumbler Well-Known Member

    Believe me, if you set my shotgun down in the woods you'd better remember where you put it.;)

    Post yours.
    I'm sure it's good.

    A few things to remember about camo jobs:

    -It's all about breaking up the outline. If the darkness of your colors are too similar then your gun will end up looking like it's one solid color. You need lights and darks to contrast.

    -It's all about breaking up the outline (again). If your pattern is too small/too detailed then it still ends up looking like a solid color. Popular camo clothing is a good example. They have tons of details with foliage and bark, but if you see a hunter from just a short distance away they look like they're wearing a brown suit. You can have detail, but you need to keep the overall bigger picture in mind. Ask yourself "how does this look from 10 feet away? 20 ft? 50 ft?"

    -Think through the entire process before you get started. Which parts will be painted? Which parts will have fit/function issues if they're painted? Are the parts thoroughly cleaned? What parts need to be masked off and when?

    Anyone can make a great camo job, it just takes a little thinking.:)
  10. john44402

    john44402 Well-Known Member

    Hey Fumbler, I've seen the sort of "digital" looking camo jobs before.

    Is there a reason for it, or is it just a personal preferance over the more traditional camo painiting?
  11. hankdatank1362

    hankdatank1362 Well-Known Member

    Head over to snipershide.com... there's a wealth of information on the subject.

    Oh, and the purpose of camoflaguing something is to beak up the contrast. What looks the best might not always work the best, and what looks "crappy and homemade" might be the best in the field or woods.

    But man, Fumbler's Mossy looks awesome!
  12. RockyMtnTactical

    RockyMtnTactical Well-Known Member

    My brother did these.


    You can see how well it works.

  13. 230RN

    230RN Marines on Mt. Curibacci

    I had to lean my Mossberg 500 against a tree to get a decent picture of it.

    Attached Files:

  14. Reid73

    Reid73 Well-Known Member

    Ironic, considering your tag line ("Life is waaay too short to shoot ugly guns!").

    Well, perhaps that will prevent others from handling the gun without your permission! ;)
  15. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    This is my old Sears/Roebuck 12 ga pump. I did the paint job back about 1978-79 or so. I used some stuff called "Bowdull" which oddly enough was made for painting Bows.


    The gun was pretty ugly as it was. I figured I couldn't hurt it too much.
  16. AK103K

    AK103K Well-Known Member

  17. gvnwst

    gvnwst Well-Known Member

    just a question, how does one do the patterns with Krylon? I really want to camo my .22, but i don't know how.:uhoh:
  18. AK103K

    AK103K Well-Known Member

    You can slow the solvents eating the paint if you finish with a couple of over coats of clear flat lacquer. It also helps flatten and even out the whole paint job.

    For patterns, you can use sheets of notebook paper with patterns cut out and just laid over the gun. What works best for most patterns though, spraying the base with the lightest color in the pattern, then finishing up with a brush.
  19. Fumbler

    Fumbler Well-Known Member

    I think the idea is camo uses patches of color to break an object up.
    Adding pixels to the boundary between patches of colors, and a few here and there within a patch, further break up the patches.
    From far away you can't see the small pixels, but the larger patches are effective in hiding an object. Close in the pixels break up the patches so they are less noticable.

    The military's spent huge amounts of money testing digital patterns and found them to work better than traditional patterns.

    The pics that RockyMtnTactical posted would be good camo too. You have larger colored areas that are further broken down with the light colored netting effect.

    1 - Clean everything, scuff up if necessary
    2 - prime if necessary
    3 - put on your base coat (i used black on my Mossberg)
    4 - cut out a lot of small patterns out of some masking tape
    5 - put the tape wherever you want it to be the base color
    6 - spray on the next coat (green for me)
    7 - put on more masking tape cutouts wherever you want it to be green. Overlapping and putting in a few very small pixels here and there really makes it look nice.
    8 - spray on the next color
    9 - keep on doing that for however many colors you want
    10 - peel off the tape after the paint has dried

    you have to let it dry after each coat of course.
    It's a very very time consuming process, but the more time you spend the more detail you'll get.

    BTW, Hoppe's #9, Hoppe's Benchrest, and Breakfree CLP hasn't eaten any of my Krylon.
  20. dejr2000

    dejr2000 Well-Known Member

    Not camo but an example of what you can do with the Krylon Texture paints. This is the Krylon Stone texture.
    Savage tupperware stock before:


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