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New Paint Job

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Iansstud, Jun 9, 2009.

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  1. Iansstud

    Iansstud Member

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    New Paint Job *Pics* (56k KEEP OUT)

    Here is my New paint job, I got tired of the New and shiny look... so, here it is
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  2. jr45

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    Nice! What type of finish did you use?
     
  3. Storm

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    That is really well done.
     
  4. Iansstud

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    THANKS!!
    I used krylon, I read in a prev. thread that that is what H.S. was using on the stocks anyways, and my HS stock needed a new paint job, so I masked off the #'s and the inside of the action, and went to town...

    I used krylon OD green, Nutmeg, and Dark Taupe with wheat grass as a stencil...

    I will loose it in the grass if i leave it out in the field.
     
  5. HoosierQ

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    Yes...very drab...in a good way!
     
  6. Reid73

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    Perhaps you posted the wrong photos? I can't see any rifle! :D
     
  7. Iansstud

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    Here is what I want to do to this rifle yet:
    -Add the badger bolt handle
    -Add somesort of recoil pad... the HS one SUCKS!!! its about .25" of Hard rubber...:mad: Plus, Im not sure how to get it off, there are no screws, it looks like it is glued on...
    -Replace the eyepiece filpcap with a butler creek (the millet one hits me in the face everytime I shoot because the spring is too weak.
    -Get a Pellican 1720 or 1750 or SKB hard case (it will no longer fit in my cheapass daskosport $10 walmart special!)
    -Try and find a ARD, haveing a hard time with that one...
    -Replace the base with a 20moa
    -Get the LOW rings, med are Way to high
    -Get an adjustable Kyndex Cheek Rest


    Here is a Befor Pic
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    It looks as if It was just born, so I thought I make it look as if I used it!!!:D
     
  8. P.B.Walsh

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    That's very well done. :)
     
  9. Hostile Amish

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    I'm more of a "blued and chrome" kind of guy, but that camouflage job is magnificent.
     
  10. P.B.Walsh

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    oops, double post.....
     
  11. cibach

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    I like I wish I had the guts to do one that way...
     
  12. Iansstud

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    I'm also a blued and chrome or ss guy, but this rifle, my M4 and my hunting shotgun are the exception.

    My next will be a 5r in 300win mag
     
  13. P.B.Walsh

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    I only like camo rifles. :)
     
  14. Kind of Blued

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    If you're worried about losing it in the grass in the field, figure out which parts of the gun will be covered up whilst stalking, i.e. the grip, and part of the forearm, and paint them flourescent orange.

    They'll be covered by your hands when you need to be inconspicuous, and they'll be easy to see when you need the gun to be easy to see, i.e. when you don't know where it is.

    It won't be pretty, but losing your rifle in the brush won't be either. :)
     
  15. General Geoff

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    Minor nitpick, but I'd have left the bolt knob unpainted; it'll wear off pretty quick anyway during use. :)
     
  16. WC145

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    Very nice, excellent job. I want to paint my AR but haven't been able to work up the nerve. Maybe someday.... (sigh)
     
  17. Iansstud

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    I said in post #7 That will be one of the 1st things Ill replace... it for some reason is the Only thing on the gun that will rust, I've shot it in the rain, It had to sit for a full 24hrs in the wet case with only a light coat of oil on it beforhand... the next day there wasent a spec of rust anywhere on the gun except for the damned bolt handle! maby I wore off the oil when shooting... anyways It will be going soon.

    I painted the scope caps, bolt handle, and bipod off of the rifle... that way if I remove the bipod, or caps it wond be a masked off area.

    Just take it all apart, mask off everything you dont want painted, let it sit for a few hours, come back to it, and double check it!!! I almost forgot a few things... put an earplug in the barrel and paint away, just remember its better to do 5 light coats on the base coat than one heavy one... I did mine Dark to light because the stock was alread green, but most people do it light to dark... After I was dont i shot it from about 2' away with a Very Very light coat of each color to give it a shadowey look, and to brake up the outline of the wheat grass.

    I did the same thing to my 870, it turned out Great!!! almost better because I used 4 colors...

    My M4 was easy, I also put it in the oven for 15min @ 150* just make sure you take out the recoil buffer and any other plastic parts!!!! This will help the paint to harden... and I have noticed after about the 1-2 week mark the paint is rock soild!!! It will wont chip, but it will wear off Little by Little, I think my Ar took about 2 years & 600-1000rds of HARD use to look worn and ready for a new coat. then just use some MEK or acetone and wipe it down and recoat...
     
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    very nice, i love painted rifles, yours looks great.
     
  19. Iansstud

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    Here are a few more pics, I painted the shotgun last year, and the ar15 about 2 years ago...

    I use the shot gun for bird hunting in eastern washingont so thats why it's lighter in color

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  20. John Parker

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    You gotta love Krylon. I paint all of my long guns (except the mil-surps.) Makes them harder to identify! :-D
     
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