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Old 01-02-2011, 01:30   #21
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Nice.

Here's one I did. Krylon Khaki and Brown. I used a single leaf I found in my back yard. Also I hung the furniture from a tree in the yard. I wouldn't do it any other way. Painting a rifle while it's laying down is a bad idea.

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Old 01-02-2011, 02:00   #22
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Painting a rifle while it's laying down is a bad idea.
If you are going to say the method I use is a "bad idea", do me a favor and say why it is a bad idea.

Keep in mind, I personally have a rifle that was painted using the hanging method and two that have used the method in this thread. I see no negligible difference between the texture and/or quality of paint.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:48   #23
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Nice.

Here's one I did. Krylon Khaki and Brown. I used a single leaf I found in my back yard. Also I hung the furniture from a tree in the yard. I wouldn't do it any other way. Painting a rifle while it's laying down is a bad idea.

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Nice looking rifle!!
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:23   #24
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Very nice.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:11   #25
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Nice clean job, but I'm not a fan of the "tiger stripe" pattern.
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Old 01-02-2011, 18:23   #26
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Two things I have wondered about before I start:
1. Optics... what (besides the glass, duh!) do you mask.
2. a) If you do Krylon and change your mind, how do you get it off?
b)If removing paint involves solvents, what about "plastics" such as grips?

BTW, good post. Thanks!
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Old 01-02-2011, 21:21   #27
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Two things I have wondered about before I start:
1. Optics... what (besides the glass, duh!) do you mask.
2. a) If you do Krylon and change your mind, how do you get it off?
b)If removing paint involves solvents, what about "plastics" such as grips?

BTW, good post. Thanks!
1) Glass was it for me. All knobs are working fine.
2&3) Never changed my mind, I have always been happy with the result. I have seen brake cleaner recommended for removal (spray on metal, spray on rag for polymer). I can't comment on this method, as I said before I have no experience with this.
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Old 01-02-2011, 22:19   #28
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My totallynotheeasywaypitaspray.

Base coat.

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And some mask.

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Shooting the green.

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Final coat.

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Peeling the stencils.

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Final product.

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Old 01-03-2011, 12:23   #29
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My totallynotheeasywaypitaspray.

Base coat.

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And some mask.

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Shooting the green.

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Final coat.

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Peeling the stencils.

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Final product.

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Looks good! Did you spray on a clear coat to protect it?
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Old 01-03-2011, 13:22   #30
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Front sight is on backwards.
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Old 01-03-2011, 13:56   #31
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By mounting FS backwards, you gain another 1/2-3/4" of distance, plus, FSP doesn't care which way it's pointing.
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Bushflyr, that is a great looking job right there.
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Old 01-03-2011, 14:46   #33
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Gents, let's keep the comments in line with the purpose of the thread please.

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Old 01-03-2011, 14:47   #34
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Bushflyr,

Is that paint or DuraCoat?
Did you get the decals from Lauer?

Looks darn good,.......especially the Ace stock with the VTAC
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Old 01-03-2011, 15:07   #35
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My totallynotheeasywaypitaspray.

Base coat.

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And some mask.

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Shooting the green.

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Final coat.

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Peeling the stencils.

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Final product.

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Looks DAMN good, but way too much work for me!
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Old 01-03-2011, 19:12   #36
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If you krylon, you can also use a matte clearcoat to improve abrasion resistance. Do note, that even matte clearcoat takes away some of the flatness of the paint, but not to a point where it's siny.
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So for you that have painted AR's with Krylon camo etc, how does it hold up to the oil. I have painted bolt guns with good success and wear after clear coating, but I never got oil on the paint. I am really considering painting my AR but dont want to if the oil is just gonna take it off.
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Old 01-04-2011, 17:34   #38
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My clearcoated krylon held up fine to oil, but still abrades away at contact areas, like grip and cheek.
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Old 01-04-2011, 19:01   #39
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It's Duracote. No clear over it. It's a user so I don't care if it gets worn.

I got the stencils from Bulldogarms.com.

Yes, I realize the front BUIS is "backwards" but it gains me some sight radius, as was pointed out. Also, the V-tac is a little odd in that the top rail stops short of the front of the tube.

No I won't be doing one like this again. It was a royal PITA, I'm STILL finding little square stencils that I missed over the past couple years. I wanted to do it just because I could. Now that I've ticked that box I'll be doing it the easy way next time.

I've done Krylon before, the one drawback I found was that it got sticky where I got CLP on it and never did resolidify. It didn't affect how it shot, but was kind of irritating.
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Old 01-04-2011, 19:20   #40
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I painted a rifle once with krylon and will never do it again.. The first time any cleaning products, including CLP touched it the paint turned into a sticky stinky mess.. It was LAME>.
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