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Looking for custom/done yourself camo paint jobs on your rifles. Please post up what you have.

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If you want to spend some money ,time and a lot of effort try this site,Pre cut patterns.
(I'm trying to give you ideas.)
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Although I intended for this to be a more of "show off your paintjob" thread, I am using it for myself to get ideas, so thanks.

This is kind of the style I am leaning towards right now. I think I will probably go with a black background and a green overtop instead of this particular khaki.




One other question I had though for those that have done this. Is it neccisary to buy a primer to paint on a synthetic stock if you are using Krylon paints? Or to the krylon paints go on to the synthetic stock out of the box?
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Use a plastic primer then your go to go with any top coat
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That's damn nice Tray
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Originally posted by Trays 7940 Trays 7940 wrote:

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Purty!!!  Did you do the camo yourself or have it done by someone else?

Is that DuraCoat?
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Hopefully ccoker (Charles) will see this thread and post some pics. IMHO, He's got the "custom/done yourself camo paint jobs" nailed!!!  Thunbs Up
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i have a question. what kind of paint do you guys do ? and how many coats ?
  What do you do for first coat , second and final ?
 I used camouflage paint got it from home depot. It didn't stick pretty well after 3 months of use. -_-"
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Hopefully ccoker (Charles) will see this thread and post some pics. IMHO, He's got the "custom/done yourself camo paint jobs" nailed!!!  Thunbs Up


He does indeed!  He's a master with a spray can!  An artist!
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I haven't got anything to add but i'd love to post a few pictures from other places that I like...
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For those that are having issues with the paint jobs they did themselves, is it because you didn't put a clear coat on top of the paint?

When I do this, I am planning on putting on a clear coat, and I am hoping that will eliminate all the scratches and ships everyone has problems with.

Essentially, spray paint is going to be a very thin coat, and it would be obvious that contact with another rough surface would easily scratch off some paint.
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yes i tried to ask for a clear coat of paint. they have no idea what that is. So i asked for a final coat paint, then they showed me some lousy color spray paint which i didn't need.

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You can buy spray cans of clear coat and do it yourself. Thats what I plan on doing.

They come in "Matte" finish as well, so they won't be glossy.
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roger that. beause so far i have a green as prime coat then the black one for as second coat then i will use the clear coat as for protective coat. Thanks.  What the brand for the clear coat anyway ?
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I'm going with a Krylon matte clear coat. This is after first I have alcohol swabbed the rifle down, applied a good primer, and gave it adequate time to dry before applying the Krylon camo paint, and more adequate drying time again before applying the Krylon clear coat.

My hope is this will be durable enough to withstand some contact with rough surfaces and not break through the clear coat and scratch off some of the paint. Unless anyone else on here has personal experience, only time will tell.

For what its worth, I plan on applying a few coats of the clear.
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If you are concerned about durability, get the DuraCoat finishes from Lauer Weaponry.  They sell "do it yourself" camo kits.  DuraCoat was designed for firearms use, and is way more durable than anything you can buy in a can at Home Depot.

http://www.lauerweaponry.com/
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CALL911 , I PM'ed ccoker a little while ago... it might be worth it to wait until he chimes in.


Ted, nice link!!!  Thunbs Up
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The Duracoat stuff looks like it will work well, but honestly, it seems that it is essentially the same process as applying your own top protective coat. It's just that their actual paint is much more durable. After their paint (with hardener) and top coat, it seems that you'll have about $30 before shipping (and it seems that would be just the basics).

Mike, who is cooker, and what has he done?
What I am doing with priming, painting 2 different colors and applying a clear coat cost me all together about $12.

$30 is not much, and if it were a big deal it would be wise to spend it. However I am trying to do it really cheep, and seeing how it will turn out. If it indeed doesn't last, I can always take the paint off and try the duracoat process.

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Originally posted by CALL911 CALL911 wrote:



Mike, who is cooker, and what has he done?



http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=19974&PN=1

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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:


http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=19974&PN=1Bandito


Yeah, I did see that earlier. It seems he has done multiple layers, and he does have an excellent talent at doing it. His paint job looks great, although it's a bit too many colors for my liking.

I plan on just shooting the stock (not the barrel and scope). And I also plan on just using black and OD green.
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Go easy on the clear coat....I used krylon od green on an old ramline synthetic I had,and when I put the clear on (Krylon Matte Clear) the second coat turned it a little on the yellow side. Sorry I don't have pics.
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^ Good to note.
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Nice jobs gents...Excellent They look great.
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