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I paint all my ARs and some of my hunting rifle. I use a couple stencils from walmart and a laundry bag.

Certainly not pretty, especially as some have been touched up numerous times. Like Rhino said...not a huge amount of prep, tape a few things and wipe it down with alcohol.

Holds up fairly well and costs a couple bucks too touch up.



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Selector is on the wrong side.




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Selector is on the wrong side.


Just for the people that can’t adapt. Nice catch.


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I painted a shotgun with rattle can paint and then a coat of clear polyurethane. I’ve used it every hunting season for 12yrs and it barely has any wear. That poly coat makes all the difference.


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Selector is on the wrong side.

Just for the people that can’t adapt. Nice catch.

All of my selectors are on 'that' side! Wink


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I painted a shotgun with rattle can paint and then a coat of clear polyurethane. I’ve used it every hunting season for 12yrs and it barely has any wear. That poly coat makes all the difference.


Spray or brush poly coat? Got a link to what you used or recommend? Did it make it shine?


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Use spray on poly. Flat or satin. I prefer satin, it's not really shiny and the flat is just too dull for me. Any of the brands like minwax are good, there should be a few choices at lowes or home depot. Build it up with multiple thin coats and don't be afraid to use the whole can. Many guitars have a poly finish and it just about takes a jackhammer to get it off, its tough stuff.


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Why not? I’ve done a few over the years and they seem to wear just fine

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It certainly helps them blend...





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Finished the Noveske in April, finally got out to shoot it after the camo job. "Multicam Tropic"

 
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Nice!
 
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Finished the Noveske in April, finally got out to shoot it after the camo job. "Multicam Tropic"



Very nice! Might need some details on color and technique.


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Very nice! Might need some details on color and technique.


Paint is (in order) Aervoe Light Green (AE951 base coat, all over), then add Woodland Green (AE990), Earth Brown (AE999), and finally Sand (AE977). The key to finding the right color of paint is to spray it on a piece of posterboard and let it dry, as it often varies greatly from the color of the cap. I sprayed about 8-9 colors and then matched it up with the camo example I wanted to replicate.

I have used the same self made stencils for about 4 years now (also made out of poster board) - I just hold them up to the rifle or magazines (I have about 20 AR mags painted as well) to spray the patter. The key I have found is to let the paint really dry, so for me it takes about a 4-8 days do a rifle after taping off the parts I want covered. Paint, let dry for 1-2 days, paint again, etc. Sometimes less if the sun is out and I can safely leave it out to cure faster (easier to do with magazines than the weapons).

No special prep other than taping off with painters tape what I want covered - no degreasing or anything like that. For the optic covers, scope turrets, and WML heads I tape completely and then finish it with paint dabbed on a sponge to just break up the black area.
 
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Thanks. Looks great.


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I appreciate the compliment. I think I just got lucky on my third or 4th try (first couple of attempts were my sons airsoft guns and an MP-15/22).

I read a couple of good articles on the internet about checking the paint and then starting with a light color first, then going with some darker patches over it. I've tried to find them again but to keep for reference but they seem to have been pruned from the internet.

As with most things, just giving it a couple of tries, gaining hands on experience really helps.
 
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