GUN So I'm thinking about camo painting one of my rifles. v. help.

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  1. Alamo_Jake

    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    If anyone has any info or advice on this I'd greatly appreciate it.

    I've seen some pics of rifles that have been camo painted and am thinking about doing that to my remington 700. I know you can buy gun stocks that already have camo patterns on them, but I want to try and do it myself. I'd like to paint the stock, barrel, and scope but have alot of questions.

    Does regular spray paint work well or should I look into something more specific? If regular spray paint is ok then how durable and how long does it last before it starts wearing off?

    Right now my gun has a wood stock but I am purchasing a synthetic factory replacement for it. Which is better for painting? Will paint stick well to the synthetic?

    Can I use the same paint on the barrel and scope as I do on the stock?

    Possibly more questions to come, thanks in advance for help.
     
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    Spray paint will wear off quickly. Look into Duracoat. They have kits online that have everything you need for making a gun camo. It's much stronger than spray paint too.
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    don't approve of camo painting guns?
     
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    personally no. was just trolling though. i'd never have the patience to do it (and I am a glorified artist for a living) and I just don't really see the reasoning.

    though I have thought about duracoating one of my AR's to white to have a winter gun. So I am also a contradictory dickhead :o
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    Thanks, i'm looking at their stuff now. Looks like the paint sticks well to metal and wood parts. :dunno:
     
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    Yeah, it works good on plastics too.
     
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    really? :eek5:
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Haven't done camo, but I have used duracoat on a couple guns and alot of mag's its been holding up really well. Never tried it on any wood though.
     
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    just curious, but if you duracoat a gun, and then decide that you don't like it, how hard (or is it possible) to remove it? maybe a dumb question :o
     
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    Better watch it, I haven't sent off those rivet smashers in the mail yet :hahano:
     
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    :rofl:

    my dad doesn't believe that thing will actually give enough pressure to smash them. :mamoru:
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    did you use an airbrush like recommended on duracoat's website?
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    from the duracoat website:

    "How durable is DuraCoat?
    DuraCoat is permanent. With normal use, a firearm finished with DuraCoat will last several lifetimes."
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    having 2nd thoughts about an all white AR?
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    link to guides or where i can find them? i'd really like to look into it.
     
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    probably the link to arfcom. but i was just assuming about stuff generally online. couldn't give you any off the top of my head
     
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    Yeah used a cheapy airbrush.

    GunKote works pretty good too and alot cheaper but I don't think they offer camo kits like dura does, I've used their stuff with good results too.
     
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    The stronger the finish, the less use the weapon will see.
     

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