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Thought some of you camo lovers and DIY gunsmiths might be interested in this - www.camodipkit.com - it is a camo dipping kit that you can do at home on your gun parts and other items.
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Interesting...
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Not my cup of tea but I'm sure some folks will jump on it. 
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I'm thinking about it just to see how well it works. Do you Think I can talk them into sending me enough to do one rifle stock for free. It would give them more of a selling point on this site witch would be good since it is the best site on the net.
 
PM if you can send me some free film to do a write up on.
 
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I'd be interested in how durable it is.  doesn't seem like it would be.

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I'll test it. I'm heck on everything I touch.
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OK, that's cool!  I was looking into having a guy do that for me, here in Texas, and it was going to be about 1100.00 to do an AR rifle.  Needless to say I didn't have it done.  This looks doable...
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I have seen it done before too.  Can't remember the company, but they showed a lunchbox that they did a year before and the camo was in pretty decent shape yet.
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If it's anything like the "Hydrograph" that comes on equipment like bows, and stocks these days, it will be a lot tougher than anything painted. The real subject here, is preparation of the material to be dipped. Do that right, I'm sure the results will be good.
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How expensive to do a rifle stock?
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

How expensive to do a rifle stock?

Looks like the kit is about $100.00 and you get a square meter of film, which should be plenty to do a rifle stock...  I think I'm gonna give it a try...
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OK... I looked at the patterns. Generally, you can't get any pattern that's copyrighted. Nothing by Mossy Oak, no Prairie Ghost, no Multicam. Nothing of interest here.
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looks like the film is 2x8 feet so should just about be enought to do a complete AR and Scope. .
 
 
like mentions it will be as durable as the primer and the prepared metal it is sprayed on. . it is pretty much the same process as the bigger shops except they are using the activator and prep and primer in bulk.
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I've had a few  stocks camo'd by Bell and Carlson a few years back ..They still look new and the work was just about perfect-- looks factory . Cost about 75 bucks plus shipping . Most places will do a whole gun for about the $350 neighborhood.
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Just for comparison i was looking at www.camo-solutions.com

they have some pricing for those that considered sending you firearm off.
 
for me a complete AR would run 325 but i wouldnt do the barrel
 
handguard 60
barrel 85
stock (a2) 70
colapsable (90)
2 peice receiver 125
scope 70 mounts 30
 
 
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I think a kit will do 2-3 guns
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has anyone tried this yet? feedback?
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$99 bucks seems a bit steep to me!
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Not really when you look at what it will cost to have it done. Around 300.00 dollars for a gun that you will still have to disassemble yourself. Add that you can do at least 2 guns with this kit, and the math says good deal. I will be offering this as a service when I work on a gun.
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thats what i figured also. 99 bucks really is a good price.  like i posed in a previous post so strip the gun down and ship off all the parts and hope to get them back and have a days-weeks down time or try it youself, and have fun making a mess. I  may try it . i am working on getting some film from another company  to use with it. 
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I received my kit in the mail today.  It will take me a while to get into the garage and get started but I will show my results at a later date. 
Everything showed up in a tube and everything they said came with the kit, came with it for the $99.00. 
I ordered the natural camo but the can of paint shows to be a tan color, so I don't know if that was a mistake or if the color is correct.  I will test it before I do anything big. 
The instructions are pretty straight forward, very much like the video. 
That's all I have for now.

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The tan is the base for which the film shades over. It should likely be universal for most patterns.
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that would be my guess also since natural camo has lots of tan tones in it.
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OK, Something went totally wrong...
I practiced on a couple of Items and things went well, but when I attempted my rifle stock everything went to crap...
The film kept turning into threads before I could even activate it...
My film had no "this side up" warning and I tried both sides... It just dissolved...  I had the water temp correct and did everything has per the instructions... I don't know what happened but this is rather upsetting...
I have sent an inquiry to the company but I don't know if they will answer back... we shall see...
I am a pretty good handy man but this is not as easy as it looks, anyway not for me...
I don't think I will do this again, and as of right now, I don't think I would recommend the kit to any of my friends...Mouth Taped Shut
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