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duckman1
06-11-2012, 7:28 AM
I will be painting some AR Furniture and wanted to know what you have successfully used and if you would share your process. I don't have an air brush and will be using a rattle can.


What brand paint would you recommend? How many coats? How long did you let it cure?


How has the finish held up and if necessary were you able to patch/repair it?


Would you paint another rifle?


Thanks!

xpbprox
06-11-2012, 7:56 AM
:popcorn:

morfeeis
06-11-2012, 8:09 AM
I used krylon fusion and would never do it again. It wore really fast and now just looks dirty .

weber_2
06-11-2012, 8:22 AM
A rattle can is fine just don't expect it to be permanent. It will wear over time. I suggest primer before and clear coat after.

SJgunguy24
06-11-2012, 8:23 AM
First thing is to degrease, than rough up the surface. If your painting any plastics, you'll need a primer or adheasian promoter. You can get great results using just krylon. The key is baking the finish. You bake it at 200 for 1-2 hours, it'll last a lot longer then you think.

KMosley
06-11-2012, 8:23 AM
You can always dye any polymer furniture, check out the current issue of Recoil Magazine. They published a nice article on the process as well as how to make designs such as camo patterns etc.

weber_2
06-11-2012, 8:24 AM
Here two rifles I've done

http://imgur.com/Rvv1K.jpg

http://imgur.com/T9Fyu.jpg

darqhelmet
06-11-2012, 8:27 AM
Paint it when it gets beat up paint it again. These are n

darqhelmet
06-11-2012, 8:28 AM
*stupid phone*
Not cars or works of art the are tools to be used. I spray painted on of my rifles and will paint it again when it gets beat up.

mif_slim
06-11-2012, 8:29 AM
I painted a lot if my firearms and I've done it the lazy way becuase I like my gun to look beat up. I used the walmart camp paint and it seems pretty tough. One still looks new and I painted 3 coats. It's been on it for about 8 years. The AR I want to look like it just came back from Afgan, I paint 1 or 2 coats with no primer. It chips when I bang it on hard stuff but that's what I want. :)

benjaminh98
06-11-2012, 9:27 AM
The AR I want to look like it just came back from Afgan

OT-----

Can I ask why?

darqhelmet
06-11-2012, 9:39 AM
http://i.imgur.com/wNq7D.jpg

TNP'R
06-11-2012, 10:04 AM
OT-----

Can I ask why?

So he can impress the chicks that's why lol. Hey baby look at this rifle I used it in Afghanistan. I did everything you would see and play in Call of duty. :rolleyes:

DarkSoul
06-11-2012, 10:40 AM
I always paint my guns, the main reason is I hate chrome / shiny stainless, and I am sick of all black.

I used Duracoat, just go to their site, and get one of the "Shake and Spray" kits, they are about $30 for the basic one. http://www.duracoat-firearm-finishes.com/ It comes with de-greaser, all you do is just spray the whole thing down, just drench it with the degreaser, and let it run off, let it dry, and paint. Obviously you need to disassemble the gun partially and mask off what you dont want painted. There is a disposable paint sprayer dealy in there, so you dont need an airbrush or anything.

They have a ton of camo masks if you want to do camo, and dozens of colors to choose from, so you can do really whatever you want.

I love the Duracoat, its tough as nails, and so far, has shown no signs of wear on the below pictured rifle I did.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg59/DarkSoulracing/finishedcarbine.jpg

Jpach
06-11-2012, 10:45 AM
If you wana do an FDE type look, check out this thread http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=172592

I attempted to follow those directions and this is how my rifle came out http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=382952

People seem to like it, and so do I. Don't forget that you can spray a matte protective finish (forgot the name) over it when you are done so that it lasts longer.

patriot_man
06-11-2012, 10:48 AM
Get Aervoe military camo paint.

I would assume patching up rattle can would just be as simple as spraying over. I've never patched up my wear spots, I just let it wear down.

NOTABIKER
06-11-2012, 11:34 AM
my mossberg tac 22 lr came out fantastic. spray down with simple green. DRY . go to ACE and get the Krylon camo 3 colors. their is a u tub vid a kid did on his air soft. just go to air soft camo job. mine came out grear. it is holding up fine.

triggs75
06-11-2012, 11:50 AM
I always paint my guns, the main reason is I hate chrome / shiny stainless, and I am sick of all black.

I used Duracoat, just go to their site, and get one of the "Shake and Spray" kits, they are about $30 for the basic one. http://www.duracoat-firearm-finishes.com/ It comes with de-greaser, all you do is just spray the whole thing down, just drench it with the degreaser, and let it run off, let it dry, and paint. Obviously you need to disassemble the gun partially and mask off what you dont want painted. There is a disposable paint sprayer dealy in there, so you dont need an airbrush or anything.

They have a ton of camo masks if you want to do camo, and dozens of colors to choose from, so you can do really whatever you want.

I love the Duracoat, its tough as nails, and so far, has shown no signs of wear on the below pictured rifle I did.



+ 1 for the Duracoat kits. I did the Air brush kit one color for $54. Here is the link for the airbrush version and yes it comes with everything needed as DarkSoul states.

The main thing is to let it sit and dry for a couple of days at least.

http://www.lauerweaponry.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=930

yetii
06-11-2012, 11:53 AM
+1 for the Aerove

Light rubbing with a scotch pad, then a wipe down with brake clean, then let the paint cure in the sun for a few days. Came out pretty good and the paint stuck good as well.

bender152
06-11-2012, 12:47 PM
This guy did a really good job with rattle cans.

http://fnforum.net/forums/fn-scar-17s/28655-painting-rifles-army-sniper-school-way.html

TNP'R
06-11-2012, 12:56 PM
This guy did a really good job with rattle cans.

http://fnforum.net/forums/fn-scar-17s/28655-painting-rifles-army-sniper-school-way.html

Yeah he did do a good job, at first I was like meh then scrolled down and was pretty impressed.

I vote duracoat though if the OP wants it to last.

Rorge Retson
06-11-2012, 12:59 PM
Here two rifles I've done

http://imgur.com/Rvv1K.jpg

http://imgur.com/T9Fyu.jpg

Very nice. :cool:

chrisf
06-11-2012, 1:32 PM
I always paint my guns, the main reason is I hate chrome / shiny stainless, and I am sick of all black.

I used Duracoat, just go to their site, and get one of the "Shake and Spray" kits, they are about $30 for the basic one. http://www.duracoat-firearm-finishes.com/ It comes with de-greaser, all you do is just spray the whole thing down, just drench it with the degreaser, and let it run off, let it dry, and paint. Obviously you need to disassemble the gun partially and mask off what you dont want painted. There is a disposable paint sprayer dealy in there, so you dont need an airbrush or anything.

They have a ton of camo masks if you want to do camo, and dozens of colors to choose from, so you can do really whatever you want.

I love the Duracoat, its tough as nails, and so far, has shown no signs of wear on the below pictured rifle I did.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg59/DarkSoulracing/finishedcarbine.jpg
Thats nice, I hear the most positive feedback from duracoat. Did you bake it???

stix213
06-11-2012, 2:02 PM
Even Duracoat will wear with use, though overall it lives up to its name.

Arisaka
06-11-2012, 4:07 PM
Brownell's Aluma Hyde 2. Very very very tough, easy to apply, and comes in a spray can. Looks nice too.

gun toting monkeyboy
06-11-2012, 4:08 PM
Duracoat also offers a product in rattlecans called durabake. You do need to bake it in the oven, but I did a rifle with it several years back, and it has held up very, very well.

Chief2Guns
06-11-2012, 4:42 PM
I used Krylon Fusion olive drab on my Savage Rifle 64F .22. I only used a single color so when I retouch the stock its simple. I removed all the components attached to the stock and prepped the stock by wiping it down with alcohol, I then let it sit and dry in the sun. I coated the stock 6 times with light layers, after every layer I'd let it dry for a couple of minutes. I then let it sit in the sun for 7 days without touching it, only in the evening I would bring it in. It came out really good and the paint is holding nicely. Krylon is good for plastic, on metal I would use Rustoleum.

Blitz
06-12-2012, 12:50 PM
+1 on the duracoat. Very easy to use. Just disassmble or mask the ones you don't want painted. Make sure you dry it and spray at least 2-3 feet away so you get even colors and no beading of paint. Let it dry then add second coat up to 3 coats. Dry at least 2 days and assemble. And make sure you have enough time and plan ahead so you don't mess up because your too excited to see the end product.

MrExel17
06-12-2012, 2:15 PM
This guy did a really good job with rattle cans.

http://fnforum.net/forums/fn-scar-17s/28655-painting-rifles-army-sniper-school-way.html

WOW not bad!

Violent Patriot
06-12-2012, 2:29 PM
Rattle Can Krylon, repaint as needed.

Process:
http://freedomholdranch.com/2011/09/09/painting-your-firearm-the-cheap-***-way/
http://freedomholdranch.com/2012/04/24/painting-your-tomahawk-the-cheap-***-way/

anymoose
06-12-2012, 2:45 PM
I will be painting some AR Furniture and wanted to know what you have successfully used and if you would share your process. I don't have an air brush and will be using a rattle can.


What brand paint would you recommend? How many coats? How long did you let it cure?
krylon camouflage, about 4 (as few as possible to get an even coat.), an hour

How has the finish held up and if necessary were you able to patch/repair it?
it's faded in high wear areas

Would you paint another rifle?
yep

Thanks!

Yep

Some Guy
06-12-2012, 4:11 PM
Yep

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anymoose
06-12-2012, 4:18 PM
???

Replies are in the quote, had to put "yep" to give the message enough content to post

sotastyy
06-12-2012, 5:14 PM
You can always dye any polymer furniture, check out the current issue of Recoil Magazine. They published a nice article on the process as well as how to make designs such as camo patterns etc.

+1 and i like to add a flat/matte clear coat for a little extra protection

hemiguy55
06-12-2012, 7:14 PM
Anybody have any experience with hyrodipping camo patterns onto guns? I have a kit that I wana do to my AK but I don't wana ruin my AK and I have a bunch of questions!

FiveSeven
06-13-2012, 1:08 AM
Alumahide II (several coats -Desert tan/Coyote) + Rust-Oleum then finish with Alumahide Matte Clear. Looks good, time will tell how it all of it holds up.

Will take better pics once I finish putting everything together, still missing a few items. But it does look better in person and much better then plain black.
Start to finish, it took me about 6-7 weeks. No rush I guess.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0803/sergey25/Guns4/35ce5a1a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0803/sergey25/Guns4/0aee3186.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0803/sergey25/Guns4/c7a1281a.jpg

Scuba Steve33
06-13-2012, 2:01 AM
To the guy wanting his weapon looking like it came from Afghanistan (don't see his post?) it's pretty easy. Most units don't get to paint their weapons so they are just standard black. I didn't paint mine at first but you get bored pretty easy. No one does crazy colors or patters, just all tan. I think we had Krylon, I don't remember. The paint will scratch and chip and show the black underneath but it definitely give it character. The rest of the guys and myself did everything, including all our attachments. The only thing we masked was the lenses on our optics. When the paint wore off enough we just resprayed.

driveljay
06-13-2012, 10:07 AM
http://i690.photobucket.com/
albums/vv265/driveljay/2011-08-28_13-14-46_456.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv265/driveljay/2011-06-23_22-22-33_458.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv265/driveljay/PA220167.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv265/driveljay/P4250345.jpg

another vote for duracoat