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wags0306
05-17-2010, 6:51 PM
I recently read an article by a guy who took his very nice black rifle and used Krylon Camo Spray Paint to dress it up. I have to admit it looked really good when it was done but spray paint on your $600-1500 rifle?

Has anyone tried this it seems like the heat would goof with the paint to me.

SJgunguy24
05-17-2010, 6:58 PM
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll66/SJgunguy24/003-12.jpg

This is my AR, that's krylon and I don't care who thinks what.

And no, the heat hasn't done anything.

pacrimguru
05-17-2010, 6:59 PM
heat does not affect the paint. see my painting tutorial in the link in my signature.

DREADNOUGHT78
05-17-2010, 7:03 PM
It will hold up to heat and solvents. I Kryloned an older rifle a while back and it came out nice. The only draw back in my opinion was it will be tacky for a while but it will eventually dry. And as much as people like to say it will just clean right off with brake-clean most of it will just not all of it.

wags0306
05-17-2010, 7:03 PM
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll66/SJgunguy24/003-12.jpg

This is my AR, that's krylon and I don't care who thinks what.

And no, the heat hasn't done anything.

Wow that looks pretty good Ive seen a couple like that I just wasnt sure how it would work out with that paint.

SJgunguy24
05-17-2010, 7:09 PM
Wow that looks pretty good Ive seen a couple like that I just wasnt sure how it would work out with that paint.

The key to any paint job, prep. I cleaned everything with denatured alcohol and warmed everything up. Hit it with 2 light coats of primer then the base. Keep it warm and the paint will flash off instantly. Then don't touch for a couple of day.

wags0306
05-17-2010, 7:23 PM
The key to any paint job, prep. I cleaned everything with denatured alcohol and warmed everything up. Hit it with 2 light coats of primer then the base. Keep it warm and the paint will flash off instantly. Then don't touch for a couple of day.

Thanks for the tip

What kind of scope is that on there? I was looking at putting something like yours together to hunt with and havent found a good scope yet.

Barabas
05-17-2010, 7:55 PM
Krylon Camo paint covers my wifes' Buell's motor and exhaust. No discoloration or deterioration has been seen in the five years since application.

Rob454
05-17-2010, 7:59 PM
i did a SKS for a buddy and he shoots it regularly and the paint hasnt come off. The only place it wore down is right where his hand grabs the stock at the grip. And its just cammo krylon

Solidsnake87
05-17-2010, 9:18 PM
Krylon is good stuff. The best part is that its completely reversible if you choose to do duracoat in the future.

thetaxman
05-17-2010, 9:38 PM
Got bored one afternoon so decided to do one of my Sig's. Follow the guidance above and it can last a long time.


http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr272/SigSauer556/PaintedSig007.jpg

dskell
05-17-2010, 11:28 PM
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p145/bigwavedvae/DSC_0036.jpg

One of many. As noted earlier, the heat doe not do anything to the paint.

Richie Caketown
05-17-2010, 11:30 PM
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll66/SJgunguy24/003-12.jpg

This is my AR, that's krylon and I don't care who thinks what.

And no, the heat hasn't done anything.

if i provide the paint , supplies , beer and ammo will you help me paint my gun ?:)

SJgunguy24
05-17-2010, 11:45 PM
if i provide the paint , supplies , beer and ammo will you help me paint my gun ?:)

I don't drink and I live in San Jose. Might be a bit to travel for a paint job.

PM me and maybe we can get something happening.

Richie Caketown
05-17-2010, 11:57 PM
oh snap ... well nm then

slagusmc
05-18-2010, 8:26 AM
In the military, we use krylon paint on everything,lol. While more recently alot of normal units have begun not allowing the painting of M4s and such, in special communities, painting weapons is expected. The paint holds up fairly well, applys well, and is easily removable when desired. This is important as color schemes change based on the operators environment. Krylon painted weapons can typically be painted over atleast 3 times too before they need to be stripped down to repaint. If anyone is interested, I have a very good friend is one of the chief sniper instructors for the Marine Corps who does all my painting for me. He has quite a few signiture camo patterns that he has created that are extremely effective and will be shortly pattented. He does awesome work, takes alot of time on each one, and he is an authentic real life professional who knows what he is doing and it shows. He charges between $80-$100 per rifle and he will paint anything including pelican/weapons cases.

mif_slim
05-18-2010, 8:33 AM
I've used krylon paint on three of my rifles. Their all still on pretty good with no chips or melts etc. Its been on there since 2004.

Chuntsman949
05-18-2010, 9:03 AM
im thinking about camoing my mossber 500.... i think i am now convinced to do so!