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Old 09-11-2012, 22:02   #1
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Thoughts on camo

I'm thinking about having my 6.8 build coated in either A-TAC or A-TAC FG. What do you guys think? BTW this would be done as a gift so no $$$ on my end

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Old 09-11-2012, 22:14   #2
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Hell I'd go for it if it were free!
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Old 09-11-2012, 23:58   #3
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Sounds like a deal to me,free.



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Old 09-12-2012, 00:34   #4
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I like the top one, especially if it could be done just a bit lighter.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:10   #5
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I considered having my furniture done in atacs but mine wasn't going to be free so I decided to stay black.

Go for it!
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:46   #7
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A TACS FG is perfect for the CONUS. Go for it.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:51   #8
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Grrr. Wrong winder.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:11   #9
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If it's free, go for it.

That said, doing it on your own isn't all that hard with the right paint, doesn't take long.
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Thanks for all of the responses. I'm still trying to decide between the standard color (FDE like) and the foliage green version at the moment.
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Old 09-13-2012, 18:23   #11
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Found a much better pic of the foliage green version.

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Found a much better pic of the foliage green version.

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Does aftermarket dipped stuff hold up? The factory dipped finish stuff I've seen hasn't seemed to hold up so great to hunting use.

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My understanding is that, if you clear coat after the dip it's very durable.
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That said, doing it on your own isn't all that hard with the right paint, doesn't take long.
Yup, Testors and Krylon are cheap, and once you start, you cant stop.

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Same gun without the background....

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Old 09-14-2012, 20:43   #16
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AK that looks great. I may do something like that other rifle. In fact I already bought some of the Krylon camo paint. I am probably still going to get this one hydro coated though.
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Thanks.

I considered the dips when they first came out, but decided against it, as I wasnt sure it would come completely off. Ive been painting since the 60's, and with the right paints, they will come off if you want a change.
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Thanks

I learned early on, painting is great way to save the guns finish, and break its outline, all at the same time, and really no maintenance to the exterior. I picked up doing it from my dad. Most all our hunting guns are/were painted.

I would imagine you would get the same protection benefit from the dips, and if you have a specific pattern that is available, it will probably look a little more professional. Some of my paint jobs were pretty scary. Then again, some of the scary ones, worked the best.
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Thanks.

I considered the dips when they first came out, but decided against it, as I wasnt sure it would come completely off. Ive been painting since the 60's, and with the right paints, they will come off if you want a change.
I know somebody told me before but refresh my memory.How do you remove krylon without hurting the anodized finish?
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