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Thoughts on camo

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Trey83, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Trey83

    Trey83

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    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 :supergrin:

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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Hell I'd go for it if it were free!
     

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    Sounds like a deal to me,free.



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    I like the top one, especially if it could be done just a bit lighter.
     
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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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    A TACS FG is perfect for the CONUS. Go for it.
     
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    Grrr. Wrong winder.
     
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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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    Found a much better pic of the foliage green version.

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    I dig it :thumbsup:
     
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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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    Yup, Testors and Krylon are cheap, and once you start, you cant stop. :supergrin:

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    Same gun without the background....

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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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    Great job on that! :thumbsup:
     
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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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    I know somebody told me before but refresh my memory.How do you remove krylon without hurting the anodized finish?
     
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