Any Krylon AR owners ou there?

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  1. Remington700VS

    Remington700VS

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    Well, for sometime I have piddled around with the idea - should I paint my AR?

    I dont know enough about the "krylon" experience. So, what say you?

    I'm pretty creative and wont have any problem making it "look" cool. I just dont know if I should duracoat, or krylon...

    From my understanding, Duracoat is permanent? and Krylon isn't but can be touched up easily... Right???

    Come on fellow glockers, let me know what YOU KNOW!!! :supergrin:
     
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    The krylon looks great but will fade quickly if used very much. By used I mean walk around with the rifle slung around your back, not carried to the range and shot from the bench. The only negative as I see it is if you later on decide you want to duracoat or some other finish, its a pain in the butt to remove the krylon properly.
     
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    On my rifle it started coming off within about a month of regular use.
     
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    Here is my Duracoated AR

    [​IMG]
     
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    I usually prep mine with carb cleaner/the special duracoat cleaner. My stuff would wear in places that I held on to the rifle and where it would rub on buttons and stuff on my clothes while I walk. The duracoat wears too, just not anywhere near as much.
     
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    If you still have the m1a, otta think about adding a coat of matt clear, that will tone it down. Also could do a splatter coat of black paint to tone the whole thing down, I like the way that looks. I'm gonna ask my brother to send me a pic of the last rifle I did and I will try and post.
     
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    Please do!
     
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    Thats what I've been looking for, Thanks...

    Those beast's look great!!!
     
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    So what sort of prep work would you reccomend?
     
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    Here is a tip:

    When you want to remove the krylon, you'll google removing it and find a million and one different solutions (from oven cleaner to WD-40) for getting it off. I'll save you some time and tell you that practically none of them work. The only thing that easily removed krylon was MEK (methyl-ethyl ketone). You can buy it at just about any hardware store. Just be sure to use gloves and a respirator with organic filters.
     
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    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    Make sure you degrease the gun completely if you do nothing else for prep. Otherwise you have just wasted all your effort.
     
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    I haven't used Krylon on an AR15. But I did use Krylon primer in black and the reddish brown to camo up a stainless steel muzzle loader I use for deer hunting.

    It's the top one in this photo.

    [​IMG]

    I didn't do any extensive prep work, can't even remember if/what I degrease it with. Probably just sprayed it with some Simple Green and rinsed it off.

    It's held up OK, but there are a few little chips and rub marks. You can see one chip on the side of the barrel and some wear near the muzzle in the photo.

    In my experience the guns I have used Duracoat on have held up much better. From now on I'l' use Duracoat.
     
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    Very nice, I like the look. Do you remember which colors you used and what you used to get the 'effect'? I'm soon to inherit some rifles that will need redone and I was just going to Krylon them. This is about the look I'm going for.

    Thanks for any info.