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I had some questions about what paint and how I paint my rifles so I am going to try to explain it as clear as I can .

1. This is the paints that I use, most of them are the KRYLON camouflage paints but in some occasions I will use KRYLON wrinkle finish ( for around gripping surfaces ), ALUMA-HIDE, TEFLON oven bake finish.

During this I will not be using any of the special paints just the KRYLON camouflage paints


2. It is best if you have .

Duct tape. Or electricians tape ( I am using bright tape so you can see it )

Some kind of netting, I prefer about to holes but use what you want even if it is 1 inch.

Krylon paint as described above in Black ,Grey ,Olive drab, and tan.

Outers sticky target dots.

Latex gloves.


Take into consideration the color of the areas you hunt, this will dictate the final color of your gun.

A good clear painting area that is about waist high that you can move around the gun easily .

You use the paints in any order you see fit, I am just showing you what I do.


3. Tape up EVERYTHING you dont want painted like the turrets all the way down to the scope tube and the numbers on the parallax knob, use the dots on the outside numbers on the turrets. I put a piece of tape over the bolt at the receiver opening. If you want put an ear plug in the boar to keep paint out. ( If you dont want the scope painted then leave it off until you are done painting or tape up the whole thing very good).

.338 RUM with a SS10X42.

4. Spray the whole gun with a base coat, I prefer black because it is the least of the color I want showing.

The base coat does not have to be too thick so I just do 1 light coat as the base coat and wait about 30 min to dry.


5. I cut about ten 2 X 2 pieces of duct tape and place them at random on the gun. This will bring out the black later.



6. I spray gray rings around all of the 2 x 2 pieces of the tape



7. I take the netting and hold it up to the gun ( use the latex gloves for this ) and spray the rest of the black areas with the tan paint in the scale pattern .



. I peel off the 2 X 2 tape spots only on the gun then I hold the netting up the black spots and spray Olive drab in the scale pattern.



9. I set up the gun in an area that I can work all around it, I spray a mix of Olive drab and Tan in very light coats from the top side holding the can about a foot or more away from the gun , the spray should be so fine that you can lightly make out the scale pattern.

Remember that it helps to keep the paint in thin coats that dry quickly and are almost transparent to the last coat and you dont want it to look like a snake or anything else that may draw attention to your self .



10. Peel off the tape and sticky dots after you have your desired paint on the gun and look at the creation you have.

If there is something you dont like, use your imagination. For instance say you have too much Tan color on the barrel just put the netting on it and lightly mist it with Olive drab and it will put a little pattern back in it or if there is too much scale pattern for your taste then mist it with more Tan paint until you have just the color you want.



Note I have never had a problem getting rings apart or scopes off after painting the whole thing.

I have removed paint from actions ,scopes and rings using stripping spray but be careful you dont remove the numbering or destroy the seals with the stripper and never let it touch the stock. Hope this helps some of you.


I will post some better pics of the finished gun in the brush as soon as I can.

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Very informative.  The pictures help tremendously.  Thanks for the post.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/14/2006 at 18:07
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Yes, thank you Sniper!!

Looks great!

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