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#1 User is offline   fenrisx 

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 02:24 AM

I already have a thread about the milling and everything going on, but I figured I'd post up a new one for the paint specifically; both to show the progress and to ask a few questions. Unfortunately I took these pictures with my camera phone because I did all of this at work where I didn't have a camera handy, so the pictures aren't that great.

To start off with I sandblasted the gun down to the bare metal. This worked out great, but it did have one down side. The sandblasting did eat away at the JBWeld epoxy I used to fill the hole that was left after milling the front grip off of the 98CP.

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Once I had the completely sandblasted the gun I wiped it down with mineral spirits to clean it up some. Then I sprayed it with a can of Rust-O-Leum primer.

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It says after spraying the primer you can lay down a top coat in just minutes, but I did wait about an hour or two before I started spraying the topcoat. For this I used Rust-O-Leum Hammered black finish.

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I'm currently letting it dry the 48hour period it says on the can. Monday I'll be using a can of Krylon clear coat that I had lying around.

Now.. onto the questions!

I really like the Rust-O-Leum hammered paint, but it's more of a dark grey in color. Something I would describe as gunmetal I guess. I was really wanting just a black finish, but with some texture like the hammered. Now I'm not sure if I want to go ahead and lay down the clear coat, or sandblast it again and start over using just a regular black spray.

I think with the black grips, black BigShot barrel, and black picatinny rail that the hammered finish just looks out of place.

What seems to be a pretty popular paint for you DIY'ers on a budget? Krylon or Rust-O-Leum? I'm looking at just buying a flat black, or maybe a tan or OD color if I decide not to keep the hammered finish.

Also what clear coats do you find work fairly well(something that isn't going to cost over $10/can)?

I'll post up some finished pictures once I'm done!

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 04:43 PM

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:25 PM

looks good so far. :laugh:

As for you question on clear coats, a can of Krylon clear coat is less than $10 right? i dont remember paying a lot for it when I painted my gun. It's held up fine so far. I put 2 coats of the clear stuff on there.

Edit: if you want to end up with a flat black or OD or what have you, Krylon makes a camouflage series of paints that work very well. it's cheap too

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:34 PM

Looks nice! It'd be cooler IMO if you did some accents in a brass/bronze color, kinda steampunk-ey.
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:46 PM

I like it. Nice work! Now, make a nice walnut foregrip.......
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:22 AM

View PostI.K.E., on Feb 8 2009, 11:46 PM, said:

I like it. Nice work! Now, make a nice walnut foregrip.......



That would look really nice. I remember seeing someone else on here with a milled 98 with wood grips. I thought it looked really nice.
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