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Linkpimp
01-01-2011, 12:06 PM
Hey guys,
Iím just painting up a Glock 22C, and my neighbor sticks his head over the fence, sees what Iím working and comments that I cant paint a gun orange, due to some airsoft law?.. I quickly back pedal and tell him, will itís not exactly orange, its more of a sunburst orange with yellows and red tents. He just laughs and sayís whatever dude.


So my question is did I screw up here? Iím only about 40% done and personally I think its going to killer when itís complete, but if itís breaking the law then Iíll need to adjust accordingly.

Thanks for your time team


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_8928.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_8939.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_8940.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_8949.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_8952.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_8955.jpg


So what do you think? Am I breaking some law or can I move one with the project as it is?.

Thanks for your help...

moulton
01-01-2011, 12:10 PM
yup, you sure did, the law of common decency. :cool:

Jake71
01-01-2011, 12:11 PM
I don't know if there is a law but airsoft tips are painted orange and training guns are painted orange. I don't know if I'd want someone, especially a kid to come across one and think it's a airsoft pistol. Some adults don't know the difference either..

for what thats worth.

MontClaire
01-01-2011, 12:12 PM
Yo dawg that's a nice GAT, you know what I'm saying......

Just-in
01-01-2011, 12:14 PM
your neighbor really needs to mind his own business.

nn3453
01-01-2011, 12:17 PM
The fashion police have been informed and should be at your door in a few hours :)

Yes, your neighbor does need to mind his own business.

DiscoBayJoe
01-01-2011, 12:21 PM
Is that for Siegfried or Roy?

I don't know if its illegal, but I like it.

powderedtoastman
01-01-2011, 12:23 PM
Yo dawg that's a nice GAT, noam saynn......

Fixed it for ya!

Stuzzy
01-01-2011, 12:26 PM
I don't think you did something illegal there. There are also pink guns for sale so why shouldn't you be allowed to do this yourself?
here's an example of someone who did exactly what you did so i guess it's legal because that's a business website

http://www.houtsenterprises.net/dur_bengal.html

but of course I'm no lawyer so i might as well be totally wrong!

tlillard23
01-01-2011, 12:30 PM
That looks real nice HHHAAAAAAAAAhahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa
:smilielol5:

kahai808
01-01-2011, 12:33 PM
your neighbor needs to mind his own business! I like it.

uxo2
01-01-2011, 12:36 PM
You need a taller fence

pyromensch
01-01-2011, 12:37 PM
always wondered that until i saw plenty of companies doing coatings on firearms, that are bright, of various colors. no reason you can't do it yourself.

MA2
01-01-2011, 12:38 PM
orange front tips, generally are = toy gun/airsoft.

Linkpimp
01-01-2011, 12:47 PM
lol... Ok.. ok so its not for everyone.. hahaha.

I do appreciated the response everyone.. Thanks team...

I'll continue on with my project..

Librarian
01-01-2011, 12:49 PM
First look, that seems OK, legally (Fashion police aside).

PC 12555 12555. (a) Any person who, for commercial purposes, purchases,
sells, manufactures, ships, transports, distributes, or receives, by
mail order or in any other manner, an imitation firearm except as
authorized by this section shall be liable for a civil fine in an
action brought by the city attorney or the district attorney of not
more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each violation.
...
(c) As used in this section, "imitation firearm" does not include
any of the following:
...
(3) A device where the entire exterior surface of the device is
white, bright red, bright orange, bright yellow, bright green, bright
blue, bright pink, or bright purple, either singly or as the
predominant color in combination with other colors in any pattern, as
provided by federal regulations governing imitation firearms
FedLaw is 15 USC 5001 (http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/15/76/5001)

No commercial purposes in this case, not an 'imitation firearm' in that color scheme, for California.

Lots of info on problems if you remove the orange tip from an imitation gun; nothing obvious about adding an orange tip to a real firearm.

Linkpimp
01-01-2011, 12:53 PM
First look, that seems OK, legally (Fashion police aside).

PC 12555 FedLaw is 15 USC 5001 (http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/15/76/5001)

No commercial purposes in this case, not an 'imitation firearm' in that color scheme, for California.

Lots of info on problems if you remove the orange tip from an imitation gun; nothing obvious about adding an orange tip to a real firearm.

Excellent!...

Thank you....

Vanilla Gorilla
01-01-2011, 12:58 PM
yup, you sure did, the law of common decency. :cool:

:rofl:

lorax3
01-01-2011, 1:05 PM
not an 'imitation firearm' in that color scheme, for California.

Don't think any color scheme would make it an imitation firearm. If it did, we would need to apply this section to most real firearms, due to non-exempt colors.

12550. As used in this article, the following definitions apply:
(a) "BB device" is defined in subdivision (g) of Section 12001.
(b) "Firearm" is defined in subdivision (b) of Section 12001.
(c) "Imitation firearm" means any BB device, toy gun, replica of a
firearm, or other device that is so substantially similar in
coloration and overall appearance to an existing firearm as to lead a
reasonable person to perceive that the device is a firearm.

The question becomes can an ACTUAL firearm in anyway also be an "Imitation firearm" according to CA.

Is there any color he could paint it to make it an imitation firearm? Black isn't listed, nor is tan.

(c) As used in this section, "imitation firearm" does not include
any of the following:
...
(3) A device where the entire exterior surface of the device is
white, bright red, bright orange, bright yellow, bright green, bright
blue, bright pink, or bright purple, either singly or as the
predominant color in combination with other colors in any pattern, as
provided by federal regulations governing imitation firearms

battleship
01-01-2011, 1:08 PM
Love it, please post pics when its completely finished.

Gio
01-01-2011, 1:09 PM
But why? Ha ha, keep up the good work painting guns and stuff man :)

Baconator
01-01-2011, 1:10 PM
Do you have an outfit that goes with it?

Exile Machine
01-01-2011, 1:10 PM
Interesting pattern. Just remember every time you paint a Glock, Gaston kills a kitten.

-Mark

Gio
01-01-2011, 1:13 PM
Do you have an outfit that goes with it?

Are you thinking something along the lines of a Tigger outfit? Lawl!!!

Cokebottle
01-01-2011, 1:16 PM
Lots of info on problems if you remove the orange tip from an imitation gun; nothing obvious about adding an orange tip to a real firearm.
Which is completely stupid.

It's illegal for me to remove the orange tip from a toy gun to make it look real for use in a robbery.

It's not illegal for me to add an orange tip to a real gun to make it look harmless for use in a robbery.

SAR_boats
01-01-2011, 1:29 PM
Meh, its a Glock. Paint away.


Now if it was a 1911, THAT would be a crime.

Baconator
01-01-2011, 1:31 PM
Are you thinking something along the lines of a Tigger outfit? Lawl!!!

I did. I guess everyone has their own unique camo.

Dutch3
01-01-2011, 1:37 PM
1. Your neighbor needs to mind his own business.
2. It looks like a nicely accomplished paint/pattern job.
3. WTH are you thinking?

Not hating, but seriously......????

dfletcher
01-01-2011, 1:45 PM
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_8955.jpg


So what do you think?



"It's GRRREAT!!!"

ro442173
01-01-2011, 1:49 PM
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Mickey D
01-01-2011, 1:50 PM
Might be a lot of snickering at the range. :rolleyes:
This is USA, to each their own.

johnthomas
01-01-2011, 2:11 PM
If we all liked the same thing, we would all be trying to marry the same woman. We all have our own likes and dislikes. You did a nice job.
I'm with the other guys, you didn't break any gun laws. You could velcro it to the outside of a box of frosted flakes and nobody will ever see it, hide it in plain sight.

shinbone
01-01-2011, 2:21 PM
"It's GRRREAT!!!"

ROFL.. took long enough

negolien
01-01-2011, 2:24 PM
.......:shock::gura:

Ranger20
01-01-2011, 2:36 PM
Tony says He Likes it... and your neighbor is FUBAR
http://www.virginmedia.com/images/tony-the-tiger---frosties.jpg

frankiejoe577
01-01-2011, 2:55 PM
I dont know about a law to cite but I'm pretty sure real guns in terms of what police "think" cant have the orange on it. They would take you in saying that you painted it with orange to make them think it was an airsoft gun. Even though that was not your intention. I'm saying you might get handcuffed but they might not be able to find anything to charge you with and kick you loose. who knows always the possibility.

timbo399
01-01-2011, 3:04 PM
Is that for Siegfried or Roy?

I don't know if its illegal, but I like it.


HA!! Haven't laughed that hard in a long time.

And I thought you had to buy a $1700 Desert Eagle to get looks at the pistol range. Good luck with the project. Definitely get an A for originality.

hybridatsun350
01-01-2011, 3:18 PM
This is USA, to each their own.

Damn, right! If he was in Russia, they'd throw him in the gulag for that!


I kid! :p

BillCA
01-01-2011, 3:42 PM
I'd say the predominant colors are White and black. Thus it should pass muster.




12020.3. Any person who, for commercial purposes, purchases, sells, manufacturers, ships, transports, distributes, or receives a firearm, where the coloration of the entire exterior surface of the firearm is bright orange or bright green, either singly, in combination, or as the predominant color in combination with other colors in any pattern, is liable for a civil fine in an action brought by the city attorney of the city or the district attorney for the county of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

(also duplicated as section 23800)

16700. (a) As used in this part, "imitation firearm" means any BB device, toy gun, replica of a firearm, or other device that is so substantially similar in coloration and overall appearance to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to perceive that the device is a firearm.
(b) As used in Section 20165, "imitation firearm" does not include any of the following:
(1) A nonfiring collector's replica that is historically significant, and is offered for sale in conjunction with a wall plaque or presentation case.
(2) A BB device.
(3) A device where the entire exterior surface of the device is white, bright red, bright orange, bright yellow, bright green, bright blue, bright pink, or bright purple, either singly or as the predominant color in combination with other colors in any pattern, as provided by federal regulations governing imitation firearms, or where the entire device is constructed of transparent or translucent materials which permits unmistakable observation of the device's complete contents, as provided by federal regulations governing imitation firearms.

steelcore
01-01-2011, 3:43 PM
Tell your neighbor you're color blind and thought it was brown. If it's your style, it's your style.

Personally, I don't put myself in situations where people may raise a hissy fit. These include (but are not limited to) participating in UOC, toting around orange pistols, and demanding service in a restaurant when I am not equipped with shoes or a shirt. I reduce the stress induced by dumbasses and therefore live longer.

mossy
01-01-2011, 4:15 PM
i like it but haters gonna hate :)

Linkpimp
01-01-2011, 4:24 PM
Tough crowd.. lol..

You guys really should wait until it done before you start on it.. Itís only 40% complete in the pic and youíll all be eating your words when you see the completed project.. ;)

Next youíll be baggon on my pistol case too.. lol.. Thatís right.. thatís how I roll.. Iím not one that really blends in well.. hahahaaaaa

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_6240-6.jpg



But seriously.. It is only 40% completed on that one side, it will look totally different when its all complete.. :D

Then you more than free to Hate it!.. No worries at all.. But at leastÖ Come onnnnn :rolleyes: (keep an open mind) until you see the final product gentlemen..:p


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Fishslayer
01-01-2011, 7:05 PM
God help me... but I kinda like it...:o

Nice job. And St. Gaston of Polymer kills kittens anyway...

jackandblood
01-01-2011, 7:18 PM
cool neighbor. I try to get my neighbors into paintball, airguns. didnt take.

Javi
01-01-2011, 7:19 PM
I'd like to see the finished product. Very unique.

baz152
01-01-2011, 7:31 PM
Three part answer:

1. You are legally fine with that paint job.

2. You do need a taller fence (Good fences make good neighbors).

3. Your neighbor needs to mind his own Fing business.

Marlin Hunter
01-01-2011, 7:53 PM
The only thing I can think of that might make it illegal is that the police might claim you painted it to conceal its identity, but many people paint their guns camouflage. Just tell them you are a cereal killer, and you are planing to hunt Tony the Tiger.

frank8097
01-01-2011, 7:58 PM
your neighbor really needs to mind his own business.

This

E-120
01-01-2011, 8:01 PM
Judging from the PC the orange tip is only required for commercial sells. Not private usage. pertaining to toys.
Awesome painting skillz!

Lumpia is sarap!ģ
01-01-2011, 8:05 PM
That's ninja!!!

xibunkrlilkidsx
01-01-2011, 8:30 PM
"It's GRRREAT!!!"

damn...i wanted to post that....


its a glock they are already ugly as sin to begin with...not like you could do anymore damage.



and might be time to upgrade to a higher fence.

Omil
01-01-2011, 8:37 PM
HA!! Haven't laughed that hard in a long time.

And I thought you had to buy a $1700 Desert Eagle to get looks at the pistol range. Good luck with the project. Definitely get an A for originality.

+1:o

HowardW56
01-01-2011, 10:09 PM
Just one question..............

WHY???????


:puke:

Echidin
01-01-2011, 10:42 PM
Your neighbor's name wouldn't happen to be Wilson, would it?
http://www.hollow-hill.com/sabina/images/wilson-wilson.jpg

DenimMan13
01-02-2011, 2:21 AM
You need a taller fence

Nah, just some shorter neighbors.

Seems like Neighbor could have been looking out for LinkPimp's legal wellbeing, even if not fully versed in how the law pertained to commercial purposes instead of individual.

I know I wouldn't want to see a fellow CalGunner prosecuted for something as relatively trivial as a paint job. And I'd hope to be friendly enough with my neighbors to be able to question it, and have them do the same for me.

Though if he laughed and said "Whatever dude" then he needs to get off of his high horse, or low fence, as the case may be.

I like the paint job, its something unique. To each their own.

Curious as to if, theoretically, LinkPimp were to sell the firearm, he'd run into any complications.

Best Wishes,
DenimMan13

five.five-six
01-02-2011, 2:28 AM
Hey guys,
I’m just painting up a Glock 22C, ~snip~...


that's a good start, and great improvement but I can still tell it's a glock.... needs more work

Dhena81
01-02-2011, 2:52 AM
Meh, its a Glock. Paint away.


Now if it was a 1911, THAT would be a crime.

+1 on that I couldn't even imagine if it was a 1911 that would make me cry.

To each is own what's your inspiration behind your paint job do you really like tigers or do you really want to be the talk of the range lol. If you can shoot 2" groups standing at 25 yards no one will talk bad about you we need a range report by a camcorder when your done.

locosway
01-02-2011, 3:42 AM
So how do you get a nice finish without baking it for the cure?

I'd think you'd get flaking, etc, from the grip and edges of the slide.

scarville
01-02-2011, 4:28 AM
your neighbor really needs to mind his own business.
If more people did that we wouldn't be in this mess.

Re the OP: I don't see anything illegal with it. Just don't carry it while driving a Honda Element with spinner hubcaps and you should be OK.

XYZ
01-02-2011, 7:43 AM
I like your work. Are you just as skilled with Photoshop?

B Strong
01-02-2011, 1:05 PM
Hey guys,
Iím just painting up a Glock 22C, and my neighbor sticks his head over the fence, sees what Iím working and comments that I cant paint a gun orange, due to some airsoft law?.. I quickly back pedal and tell him, will itís not exactly orange, its more of a sunburst orange with yellows and red tents. He just laughs and sayís whatever dude.


So my question is did I screw up here? Iím only about 40% done and personally I think its going to killer when itís complete, but if itís breaking the law then Iíll need to adjust accordingly.

Thanks for your time team


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_8928.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_8939.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_8940.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_8949.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_8952.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_8955.jpg


So what do you think? Am I breaking some law or can I move one with the project as it is?.

Thanks for your help...

The law of good taste for sure - California law, I'm not sure.

I am sure that if Mike Tyson wasn't a felon and had more than two nickels to rub together, he'd buy dat gat RFN.

SixPointEight
01-02-2011, 1:09 PM
I like it. Always liked the tiger stripes.

SwissFluCase
01-02-2011, 1:45 PM
This thread is full of win.

Regards,


SwissFluCase

BigfootHunter
01-02-2011, 1:49 PM
Wow, too each their own. On a side note is that body filler in the prep pic?

Linkpimp
01-02-2011, 10:26 PM
OkÖ now its done..

Now you can hate it, dislike it, or whateverÖ I do think that Iím ok with the overall color / look with any leo, as it does look like a real gun and not a toy, IMO.


I did take the liberty adding in several native background shootsÖ for you knowÖ. a reference to show how well the camouflage actually works.. ;)


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/glock01-1.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/glock03-1.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/glock02-1.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/glock04-1.jpg


The happy couple

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/glock05-1.jpg


Thanks for your time everybody and have a great week..


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Javi
01-02-2011, 10:33 PM
Haha that's gnarly. Good job!
Send a picture to a mag or something!

Colt-45
01-02-2011, 10:34 PM
The type of gun Tony the Tiger would open carry :43:

Linkpimp
01-02-2011, 10:38 PM
The type of gun Tony the Tiger would open carry :43:

Hahahaa... that's Great!... lol...



Haha that's gnarly. Good job!
Send a picture to a mag or something!

thanks.. it's a little different, but thats ok, so am I.. ;)

wellfedirishman
01-02-2011, 10:51 PM
Kudos for creative artwork, that is pretty cool. Tell the polymer-purists to pound sand.

Marlin Hunter
01-02-2011, 11:23 PM
OkÖ now its done..


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/glock01-1.jpg


Thanks for your time everybody and have a great week..


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Looks good. There are probably a few people who would like their Glock to have that paint scheme in olive drab, black, and tan.

melman
01-02-2011, 11:44 PM
great job man, thats true art

armygunsmith
01-02-2011, 11:53 PM
It's not my style, but really well done. I do really like the zombie girl you painted. Keep up the good work.

mcat707
01-03-2011, 12:12 AM
Just curious...did you paint over the night sights tritium viles?

GW
01-03-2011, 12:12 AM
Your art work is great. Are you planning to shoot that Glock or just display it? I am curious as to how well the paint job will hold up to the heat and banging around of shooting. If it lasts I would be interested in camoing up one of my Glocks.

Nice work.

Synergy
01-03-2011, 12:21 AM
Your art work is great. Are you planning to shoot that Glock or just display it? I am curious as to how well the paint job will hold up to the heat and banging around of shooting. If it lasts I would be interested in camoing up one of my Glocks.

Nice work.

I am also curious what type of paint? Is it Duracoat?

Colt-45
01-03-2011, 12:46 AM
Hahahaa... that's Great!... lol...



Do you have the pants, the t-shirt and the armor plate carrier to go with it? :D

To match in the same camo pattern:43:

Colt-45
01-03-2011, 12:47 AM
Hahahaa... that's Great!... lol...



Do you have the pants, the t-shirt and the armor plate carrier to go with it? :D

To match in the same tiger camo pattern?:43:

Props, I wish I could work like that with paint.......

Gnome
01-03-2011, 1:17 AM
Nice job. Not my style, but I sure can appreciate the creativity and hardwork involved. I too was curious about the sights. Did you paint over them?

Stuzzy
01-03-2011, 1:26 AM
looks nice!

but just a little hint: the next time you think you broke the law, don't make pictures and put them online 'cause this can end badly :)

Grumpyoldretiredcop
01-03-2011, 1:27 AM
The neighbor may have had this code in mind:

12020.3. Any person who, for commercial purposes, purchases, sells, manufacturers, ships, transports, distributes, or receives a firearm, where the coloration of the entire exterior surface of the firearm is bright orange or bright green, either singly, in combination, or as the predominant color in combination with other colors in any pattern, is liable for a civil fine in an action brought by the city attorney of the city or the district attorney for the county of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

That one might apply... depending on whether the city attorney or DA in question can prove that orange is the "predominant color". I don't have an opinion one way or the other.

He may have also have been thinking of this code:

12020. (a) Any person in this state who does any of the following is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or in the state prison:
(1) Manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives, lends, or possesses any cane gun or wallet gun, any undetectable firearm, any firearm which is not immediately recognizable as a firearm (bold added by me, remainder of section not included since it is not relevant)

That one could be used, for example, in the case of a firearm that had been painted to resemble an airsoft gun without too much imagination involved. One might say that this pistol is no longer recognizable as a firearm due to its cleverly executed camouflage treatment.

However, in order to keep Tenpercentfirearms happy, you should not consider this to be legal advice and should consult an attorney experienced in firearms law. :43:

I also decline to state whether I like the color scheme as I'd hate to be labeled as "the firearms fashion police". :D

Anti-Hero
01-03-2011, 1:31 AM
Not my style, but if you like it then rock on!

Linkpimp
01-03-2011, 1:31 AM
Hahahaaa.. You guys are funny..

Q&A:
Yes I’ll shooot the piss out of it.. I’m really looking forward to seeing how it holds up under the wear, tear and heat it will soon encounter. The Duracoat seal works wonders, so I’m not concerned about the chemicals required to clean it, just the heat..

Typically I would have used Duracoat for this project, but I did know how it would turn out or if I would like it, so I kida just did a.. Well.. hahahaa it’s a “tat” for a gun.. See I can easily remove the finish product before I seal it (with a special reducer), due to the type of paint used.. if / when I seal it, then it should last at least a year or two… I’ll seal it with 3-5 coats of Duracoat matt clear and I’ll be good to go..

Here’s another gun I did with a temp tat.. It was easy to remove since it was never sealed up, but still last a few months anyway. The paint is about 4x stronger than spray paint

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_7266-1.jpg


No, I don't have matching camo for it.. This was just done on a whim.. I’m actually doing a fricken bitc#en camo on my LAR 8 now, so I needed to finish this one up.. It looks nothing like this one, hahaa.. Verity is the spics of life gentlemen and besides, my kids love shooting dads toys.. ;)

Materials used:
Airbrush with psi set at 33
Auto-air paint and reducer
House of Kolor paint and reducer
Dupli-Color high heat engine enamel (used as primer on the slide only)
Duracoat flat mate seal

= Years of enjoyment and many fun and strange conversations ahead. Lol..

Yes I did paint over the night sights (initially) but have already removed the required area with some RU310 reducer.. trust me, I was not going to f-up a $75 pair of sights..

Yes.. my neighbor was just trying to help.. He’s a hell of guy and good friend, that’s why I kind of took it to heart and didn’t pass it off as fud.. No harm no foul on his part at all..
I’m glad that you guys were able to let to me know the truth.. it’s always better to be sure than to be hopeful, naive and or stupid.. hahaa.



Really thank you guys, I doooo really appreciate the kinds words.. But, its ok, cool, fully understand if don't like it too.. Either way works.. I just wanted to be judged when it was completed, that all.. It’s defiantly not for everyone, but… well I like it..

Here are few more shoots, sorry I love the green screen.. hahaa.


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/glock06.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/glock08.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/glock07.jpg


Have a great one team and thanks again for your time



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Grumpyoldretiredcop
01-03-2011, 1:38 AM
Hey, Linkpimp, just wanted to make sure you know I'm not picking on you. It's your pistol, paint it any color you please. Your artistic ability is very impressive!

Linkpimp
01-03-2011, 1:44 AM
No.. no worries at all... its not for everyone.. I got tons of good laughs out of reading the comments.. it's all in good fun.. and well... I like to paint.. so its kind of a win-win..

Maddog5150
01-03-2011, 1:45 AM
WHAT!?!?!? CAN'T HEAR YOU! YOUR PISTOL IS TOO LOUD! DROP IT OFF IN WEST HOLLYWOOD AND ASK YOUR QUESTION AGAIN! :p

Linkpimp
01-03-2011, 1:49 AM
WHAT!?!?!? CAN'T HEAR YOU! YOUR PISTOL IS TOO LOUD! DROP IT OFF IN WEST HOLLYWOOD AND ASK YOUR QUESTION AGAIN! :p

See... That's what I mean..;) Thatís funny.. lol... :D

mike452
01-03-2011, 1:51 AM
So how do you get a nice finish without baking it for the cure?

I'd think you'd get flaking, etc, from the grip and edges of the slide.

It won't get a nice finish. It will flake. That orange zebra will look even worse. haha! Cuz This Is America!!!

hellraiser
01-03-2011, 9:57 AM
Say what you want,but the man got skills!

sfguyhere
01-03-2011, 10:40 AM
That zebra striping is killer !

It's your gun, do what you want with it's style.

Linkpimp
01-03-2011, 12:19 PM
It won't get a nice finish. It will flake. That orange zebra will look even worse. haha! Cuz This Is America!!!

Actually the paint wont chip off.. Just an FYI paint only flakes / chips off due to improper prep / adhesive problem.. What might happen here if I didn’t get enough mill of paint in the heavy traffic spots then, yeah it will start to wear thin once it’s gets past the seal coat.

You do not need to bake things to achieve a deep / nice finish, I don't know who told you that one. Actually you can deepen the paint by adding layers of transparents and the final finish is actually determined by the seal you use.. matte finish, semi gloss or high gloss.

The heat from the barrel is my only concern, it has the possibility of turning the paint on the slide black. It doesn’t matter what color the paint is, if its not rated for that degree the heat will eventually turn it all black. Regular Duracoat is good to (I think) 250 degrees, this stuff is basically an automobile paint so it should be good for around 150-180 degrees.


Say what you want,but the man got skills!

Thank you sir, that was kind of you to say.. I’m just having some fun. I truly expect about 80-90% haters, so no worries.. It’s not for them.


That zebra striping is killer !

It's your gun, do what you want with it's style.

Thanks, I’m glad you like it, and Yeah I kinda do that, my safe is full of color and designs.. lol.. Hey they love me at the range and my kids always get a kick out of shooting one of dad toys.. I mean who else would paint up a naked girl on a can of whoop azz on their NF scope.. hahaaa


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_7458.jpg

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shinbone
01-03-2011, 12:45 PM
Hate to say it man... but its a gun forum. What'd you expect? Its a "NO QUESTIONS!!" "ART is for P**SIES!!" "CHUG ON OVER TO MAMBY-PAMBY LAND!!" type of place. I think its pretty badass to have something different, and the tiger motif reminds me of the "Tiger Meet" scheme on an F-18. And the pinup girl on the scope is niiiiice.

GrinderCB
01-03-2011, 12:53 PM
Hey guys,
Iím just painting up a Glock 22C, and my neighbor sticks his head over the fence, sees what Iím working and comments that I cant paint a gun orange, due to some airsoft law?.. I quickly back pedal and tell him, will itís not exactly orange, its more of a sunburst orange with yellows and red tents. He just laughs and sayís whatever dude.


So my question is did I screw up here? Iím only about 40% done and personally I think its going to killer when itís complete, but if itís breaking the law then Iíll need to adjust accordingly.

Thanks for your time team


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_8955.jpg


So what do you think? Am I breaking some law or can I move one with the project as it is?.

Thanks for your help...

This ranks a close second to the "Hello Kitty" AR-15...

JTROKS
01-03-2011, 1:55 PM
Did you name it Tony? Not my kind of finish, but I have to say that it looks pretty good.

Barkoff
01-03-2011, 2:25 PM
I gots to ask, how did that concept sneak up on you? I might be worried that someday somebody might not be deterred when they should be, but other than that, what possessed you to want a tiger pistol?

Barkoff
01-03-2011, 2:26 PM
Yo dawg that's a nice GAT, you know what I'm saying......

I heard that the other night in a movie, what does GAT mean?

Can't buy anything here
01-03-2011, 3:30 PM
It's slang for gun..

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gat

Now what's a dawg?

Moto4Fun
01-03-2011, 4:48 PM
It looks like you know what you are doing, and the final pics ease my mind a little; but I have to ask a question. Did you remove the internals or extensively mask it prior to painting? Some of the initial picks look like you just started spraying the gun while it was assembled. I would be worried about the trigger and some of its related internal components getting gummed up with paint. You sound like you know what you are doing when it comes to prep and paint, but my initial reaction was shocked that you didn't have the trigger shielded and the gun was assembled during the painting process.

Good job on the art, not my cup of tea, but nice work.

cowboy777
01-03-2011, 7:13 PM
Q:Whats orange, white and black sitting in my backyard.

A:My Glock I'll paint it what ever color I want too.

Impatient1
01-03-2011, 7:33 PM
you do have a real talent, the rifle is awesome as well. Great job, I wish I had the patience to paint. Hence the user name LOL Again great job.

kanikas
01-03-2011, 7:52 PM
Funn(i)est thread I've seen in a while. Thanks for the grins!

thukidad
01-03-2011, 10:07 PM
thanks alot pal.. my wife is b!tch!N at me for laughing too loud for too long..

cheers

SwissFluCase
01-03-2011, 10:37 PM
That is just so cool. Good work!

Regards,


SwissFluCase