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Anyone ever spray paint a polymer framed gun?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Mags, Apr 23, 2010.

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  1. Mags

    Mags Member

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    Thinking about giving my Glock the Krylon touch in FDE. I just want to paint the polymer frame and wonder how well the paint would hold up. I know given the texture of the Glock frame there would be no going back. Anyone ever try spray painting a textured polymer gun with regular ol spray paint?
     
  2. Lorenzo Rojo

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    There are usually solvents in regular ol spray paint. These solvents, especially xylene and toluene, will turn most polymers used in gun manufacture into a gooey mess. You'll have to make sure the paint you select can be used on plastics.

    Good luck.
     
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    I haven't tried it & don't know how well it would hold up if exposed to solvents but they make spray paints for plastics now IIRC.
     
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    I spray painted a Mossberg 500 using heat resistent grill paint. It took a lllllloooooonnnnnnggggggg time for it to dry, but now it's good. It was a cheap plastic side-fold stock, I'm not sure how the properties would react differently.
     
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    WHY???

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    Krylon makes a spray paint called "Fusion" that is made especially for plastics and polymers. If I was to paint it I would use this type of paint.
     
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    WHY???

    Why not???

    Some of us, myself included, cannot resist tinkering with things. For me, subtle improvements and personalization of the things that are "mine" etches my signature and seal of approval on them. Sure, I might screw something up and I'm usually not increasing the value of something I "modify" but I'm not into firearms as an investment. I'm just into it for the fun...and for me, and others like me, tinkering=fun.
     
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    Ill advised

    The plastic in Glocks and other polymer pistols is nylon 6 or nylon 66 or a blend. Nylon does not paint well, it's reallly considered unpaintable, even with special paints for plastic.

    Nylon is very chemical resistant, and should hold up to the solvents, but the paint won't adhere very well to the surface - it will just flake off.
     
  9. Mags

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    Because I am not you, do not want to be like you, and like to put my own "touch" on MY poesessions. Thank you for adding so much to the discussion with your comments, they are truly genius and provide so much input I just can't take it all in. Again thanks.
     
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    I do realize a high point is not a glock...but i have a friend who bought a high point and painted it with krylon fusion....it had held up fairly well except for the muzzle from shooting the crap out of the gun.
     
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    Thanks Cobblestone, I think I am going to look for some of this Fusion in FDE and try it on a Glock mag first.
     
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    Painted a mag about an hour ago. I used Krylon Camoflauge in FDE with Fusion technology. As long as I kept the paint thin it adhered pretty well and did not scratch off. I will be painting the whole Glock frame as soon as I get all the parts and pins stripped off the frame.
     
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    And thank you in return for you pugnacious response! I seriously wanted to know why an individual would paint a gun and you have explained it succinctly. Thank you for enlightening me.
     
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    Krylon fusion uses methylene chloride, which bonds directly to certain plastics that are solvent bondable. Nylon is unaffected by methylene chloride, so the bonding won't work. The resulting paint finish won't have any durability, but it still may be a pain to clean off.
     
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    I ended up getting a lil' trigger happy with the Krylon Fusion. I thought I would paint my Remmy 597 first and it turned out well. So I did the Glock up tonight. I think the paint may be a little thin in a few contours but I like how it turned out. Pics will come later of both the Remington 597 and the Glock in another thread.
     
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