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TheExpertish
10-10-2011, 7:20 PM
Okay, so turns out the pink in Kryon Fusion is a tough one to find off the shelf. Home Depot near me only sells them online, and Wal-Mart did not have it as a regularly stocked item. So I placed an order with MisterArt.com. I ordered the following:

1 Krylon Fusion 2331 Fairytale Pink
1 Krylon Fusion 2518 Flat White
1 Krylon Snap & Spray Handle 7099

So for starter's I broke down the weapon. I removed everything except for the front sling swivel. I then washed the stock with dish soap, masked off the front swivel and inside receiver/barrel channel, and then sprayed it down with 91% rubbing alcohol.

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Bare stock after the breakdown.
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Weapons of choice.
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As part of my prep I let the cans sit in a bath of hot tap water. This helps get finer atomization out of your spray.
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Bare prepped stock ready for paint.
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Base coat of flat white.
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After 2 coats of Fairytale Pink.

Overall I'm happy with the way it turned out. The butt plate and heal cap I left black as accents and I like the way they add to the look. My biggest disappointment is the pink wasn't as pink as I would have liked. However, I was stuck with it as it's the only one in the Fusion line they carry. In hindsight I probably could have gone with a regular paint after using the Fusion flat white as the primer. Maybe when it's time to repaint.


Original text:
Okay, so before we break out the HaterAid let me preface that this is my wife's gun, it's a present, she likes pink, just got into shooting, and I don't want to blow it. I figure anything I can do to entice her to like guns more works out for both of us. Plus I bought one for myself and we plan on doing an Appleseed together. I just picked them up today and want to get to work. I am wondering what paint to use? My thoughts were Krylon Fusion since it's suppose to bond to plastics really well. Anyone had success with this?

5point56
10-10-2011, 7:37 PM
I'm about to have a brand new Springfield 1911 Operator Duracoated pink for my wife. Kind of nervous.

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TheExpertish
10-10-2011, 7:49 PM
I'm about to have a brand new Springfield 1911 Operator Duracoated pink for my wife. Kind of nervous.

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Was just checking out Duracoats website. That might be the way to go.

heycorey
10-10-2011, 7:52 PM
If you want to the paint to last for awhile, you might consider using duracoat. Krylon will work, but will wear off a lot more easily. In either case, the amount of prep work you do (disassembly and cleaning) will be just as important as the paint you choose.

5point56
10-10-2011, 7:53 PM
I'm having it professionally done. Too scared to do it mydelf

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TheExpertish
10-10-2011, 7:58 PM
If you want to the paint to last for awhile, you might consider using duracoat. Krylon will work, but will wear off a lot more easily. In either case, the amount of prep work you do (disassembly and cleaning) will be just as important as the paint you choose.

Good point. I'm planning to strip it down to a bare stock and clean it thoroughly.

I'm having it professionally done. Too scared to do it mydelf

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Yeah, I can see that. $800 vs. $100 I might go pro as well. But projects are just more fun if you do it yourself.

heycorey
10-10-2011, 8:05 PM
If you do it yourself and go with duracoat ... go light on each coat. When you think it's just barely coated, stop and let it cure for a couple of hours. It'll look more uniform as it drys. Duracoat comes out pretty thick, so you can put too much on quicker than you think. And you can avoid drips and waves going lightly as well.

G-forceJunkie
10-10-2011, 8:15 PM
Lets face it, your wife is not going to knocking the rifle around in the field :) The Krylon should be fine. One key is to get the stock really clean and degreased of the mold release. Scrub the hell out of it with HOT HOT HOT water and dish detergent and a maroon scotchbrite pad. Post pics when done!

heycorey
10-10-2011, 8:25 PM
I'd suggest using denatured alcohol to clean the parts ...

TrailerparkTrash
10-10-2011, 11:16 PM
I don't know about painting a gun, that's still taboo to me. However, I did see a mini-30 stock that had the exterior coated with duraliner, (truck bed liner company). The gun was stainless and the coating had a emerald green dye added to it. It looked awesome.

I guess they can put dyes in the mix and seems to turn out really tough and rugged looking. Now that's a true "all weather" gun!!!

TheExpertish
10-11-2011, 10:38 AM
I don't know about painting a gun, that's still taboo to me. However, I did see a mini-30 stock that had the exterior coated with duraliner, (truck bed liner company). The gun was stainless and the coating had a emerald green dye added to it. It looked awesome.

I guess they can put dyes in the mix and seems to turn out really tough and rugged looking. Now that's a true "all weather" gun!!!

I like that idea for a hunting rifle. Might have to try that on another project.

For this I think I am going to go the Krylon route. I plan on painting just the stock. I'll be giving it a bubble bath, and then wiping it down with alcohol for final prep. I'll post pics when all is said and done.

cvwrx31
10-12-2011, 6:03 PM
You always could purchase another stock for like $30 from midway if all else fails or if you want to sell the gun looking original. Ive used Krylon on many pieces on my car and seems to hold up pretty well. I dont think you will have a problem.

thukidad
10-12-2011, 6:46 PM
thank god my wife likes wood (no pun intended :)) i don't have to worry about this.. my 4 yr old is a different story

TheExpertish
10-26-2011, 9:29 PM
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Final product in her pink camo Allen's bag, and the Winchester Shooter's Ridge sling.

*Edited the first post with the writeup.

MrExel17
10-26-2011, 9:39 PM
Looks good! I like it, thanks for sharing!

510GUY
10-26-2011, 10:06 PM
Good job looks good the black and pink go together prety good.

TheExpertish
10-27-2011, 9:29 PM
Thanks. Yeah, I'm happy with it overall. Now to see how much she likes it. True test will come from seeing how well the paint job holds up after a weekend at Appleseed.

sequoia_nomad
10-27-2011, 9:35 PM
Nice work, came out pretty good.