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Decided to camo my PTR-91....

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by nwilliams, Jan 24, 2013.

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  1. nwilliams

    nwilliams Member

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    Decided to do something adventurous today and camo my PTR-91. I've never tried doing a camo job before so I just decided to experiment. I used Valspar spray paint and attempted a woodland camo look. Took my a few hours to complete but in the end I was pretty impressed with how it came out.

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  2. Big_E

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    I think it looks pretty nice.
     
  3. RPRNY

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    That looks great. Well done.
     
  4. PGT

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    I dig it.
     
  5. MagnumWill

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    Looks like it was meant to be that way in the first place. Good job!
     
  6. mmitch

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    Never set it down in the woods!

    Mike
     
  7. v8stang289

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    It looks really good.
     
  8. stubbicatt

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    Cool. An inspiration.

    I've been contemplating this on my rifle, only I thought I'd just do "coyote" or "dark earth."

    I hadn't even thought of the accessories, like magazines.

    There may be more to this than I had anticipated.
     
  9. Brass Fetcher

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    Are you trying to hide it from Diane Feinstein?
     
  10. cal30_sniper

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    That thing looks awesome, very nice work. It has a very European look to it. Don't know if that's what you were going for or not, but it fits the rifle perfectly.
     
  11. GCMkc

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    WOW. That looks great. Looks like you've done this before. :D
     
  12. HoosierQ

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    Very "West German" looking.
     
  13. nwilliams

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    That was definitely the look I was going for. I considered doing a Rhodesian for a time but decided I wanted to go for more of a European woodland look instead.
     
  14. trueg50

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    Looks nice! Lots of the camo jobs look terrible, or don't fit, but I think that fits the rifle nicely.
     
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    Nice job.
     
  16. back40

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    looks really good. i like the theme/color choices.
     
  17. AK103K

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    Looks good! Now just watch out, its a very addictive habit. :)


    Its only as hard as you want to make it. I used to pull everything apart, and get anal about every little thing. Now, I just tape off what I dont want paint on, and have at it. You dont have to paint all your mags, unless you want to. One or two are usually fine though.

    What is important, is prep. Degrease everything very well, then do it again just before you paint, and do your hands too, and do them first each time you do it. Figure out ahead of time how you want to hang or stand the gun while its drying. You may also want to consider how you will hold it as you paint, or at least the base coat. The latter coats/colors can usually be done flat on the ground, one side at a time.
     
  18. Dr.Rob

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    Well done.
     
  19. 792mauser

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    +1. Looks good.
     
  20. chris in va

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    That's not factory? Kidding, looks cool.
     
  21. henschman

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    Nice... It will look even cooler after carrying it in the field for several miles!
     
  22. AK103K

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    Yup. A somewhat worn in finish works even better.
     
  23. bannockburn

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    Nice camo job! I especially like all of the hard angled shapes that you used in designing your camo pattern.
     
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    Looks great! Clean job you did there! I bet you saved some serious coin doing it yourself. Around here a single color duracoat job runs $100-$125 for a pistol. Each color takes it up another $20 or $30. Hell, when someone dropped one of my duracoated pistols on gravel it chipped/scuffed up pretty good so I can't see spray paint doing any worse? Any experience on how it holds up?
     
  25. henschman

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    Here is how my rattle can camo job held up. I painted it right before doing a 7.5 mile run n' gun competition in the desert.

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