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Pimp guns Project?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TexasGunbie, Oct 11, 2010.

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  1. TexasGunbie

    TexasGunbie Member

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    I am bored and I thought maybe I buy a beatup gun and turn it into a pimp gun.

    Here is what I want to know, if I spray paint a gun gold... will it look plain ugly?

    I am thinking of putting in glass beads for the sights... just stick on diamond looking...

    which gun should I do this project on?
     
  2. essayons21

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    Why not take a beat-up gun and restore it to a good-looking working condition. Krylon and Alumahyde are just as easy as gold spray paint, and most beaters just need a little TLC.

    Any beat up old (but not antique or collectible) lever action would be a good candidate.
     
  3. Apuuli

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    "Here is what I want to know, if I spray paint a gun gold... will it look plain ugly?"

    Yes. Isn't that the point?
     
  4. Tilos

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    Just buy a Raven...done
     
  5. cleardiddion

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    Paint it red.
    Science says it send projectiles 30% faster that way.
     
  6. TexasGunbie

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    So it seems not many people ever tried a pimp gun project...

    I was wanting to know what's a good platform to start with. I want a handgun pimp gun... so wasn't thinking about lever action rifles. Any suggestions?
     
  7. dogtown tom

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    Try asking a pimp.

    I'm not too sure anyone at THR really cares.:rolleyes:
     
  8. Magoo

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    What beater gun(s) do you have laying around to play with? The more real estate, the more pimpn' you can do. I'm sure we could all have fun giving suggestions. And a bit of levity in this place wouldn't be such a bad thing.

    If painting it red makes it send projectiles 30% faster, a flame job would have to bump that up to at least 40% faster :).

    I like the notion of stick on diamonds on the sights for some bling. Very classy.

    I'd like to see some faux fur trim as well (purple- maybe pink), though I can't imagine where you'd glue it on.
     
  9. kingpin008

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    Dogtown Tom pretty much nailed it - I think most of us would rather restore an old beat up gun rather than "pimp it out". There are enough junky, eyesore firearms out there, imho - no reason to willfully make another one.
     
  10. Guillermo

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    I have never known anyone who wanted a "pimp gun"

    Perhaps if you emulate the gun of Auric Goldfinger.[​IMG]
     
  11. HGUNHNTR

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    If you do proceed with the project, make sure not to post pictures, I just ate.
     
  12. AStone

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    Had to look up "pimp gun".

    Found this definition on Urban Dictionary.
    (Otherwise, we're talking past one another.)

    This what you got in mind?
     
  13. Tilos

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    Do you even know what a Raven is ??
     
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    It would have to be some inordinately gaudy to begin with. Something that has legendary status, but only to the least informed of all people. Hopefully I'm not offending any pimps out there. Think of something that you've heard would kill a man dead with one shot no question. That's where you'd begin. Then start adding the accessories like crushed velvet grip panels, colored glass sights and jewel studded buttons and screws. I'm getting a picture of it now...

    Forget the "let's get an old beater and fix'er up" jive. Go get a chromed out Jennings and get to work. I want to see what you come up with. Remember, if you jack up the finish you can get that self-adhesive chrome and gold foil to dress her up.
     
  15. alohachris

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    Winner!
     
  16. Big_E

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    Yo dawgs, u be lucky dat I be uppin' pics of ma favrit gat.

    [​IMG]

    Courtesy of a certain CA county's firearms evidence room.

    I also want a gun that is brightly polished but not some junk like a Raven, Jennings, Lorcin, etc...

    I was looking at a Taurus 1911 in .38 Super with either a nickel finish or highly polished stainless, maybe some gold accents and some Virgin de Guadalupe grips too! But this is far down on my list of firearms to buy. Really just want a .38 Super and a conversation piece.
     
  17. Wonder9

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    It has to be a pistol. So, you can pimp hold it right (right angle that is).
     
  18. c919

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    No, it'll look great. :D

    Seriously though, I wouldn't paint the thing.
     
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    Stay away from spray paint if you want it shiny. I made the mistake of getting some "chrome" spray paint to touch up a chrome step on an old stepside pickup that had a rust spot. It was gray, but that was about it.
    Some of the firearm coatings like duracoat may have something better but if you want maximum bling I think you'll need to plate it.
     
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    Magoo,
    I think you're right, pink faux fur grips would look sharp.

    He could always strip it down and have it powder coated in gold.
     
  22. Clifford

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    If you want a pimp gun go to Taurus's website. They have some "highend" models of most of their guns. You can see all of the nickeled, chromed, fake ivory and gold plated pimp guns you care to see. It's almost funny to see some of the peices that people will buy.
     
  23. Dookie

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    Me thinks someone missed the point of the post :neener:

    Just do whatever Flyguy would do.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. Big_E

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    ^^
    You had to post the goldfish platform shoes! Haha I forgot about those.

    Seriously just go to Taurus' website and look at the "Special Edition" models. But after looking at how easy it is to electroplate parts off of the MidwayUSA video, it might be fun just to buy a beater and fix it up.

    Oh an skip the pink fur grips, its all about leopard skin!
     
  25. Sgt_R

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    Start with this:

    [​IMG]

    Wrap the grip panels in this:

    [​IMG]

    And finish select parts, such as the barrel and slide, in #58 Lavender DuraCoat:

    [​IMG]

    That's what I'd probably do, anyway.

    R
     
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