Custom spray painting your marker - Primers?
Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:33 PM
Considering the number of people who have custom spray painted their Woodsball Markers, there must be some people who have experience on what sort of primer(s) to use.
Posted 27 September 2011 - 10:03 PM
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:50 AM
Also when you spray your primer try not to do it on a humid day, the humididty will just slow down the drying process and it may not bond as well as it should.
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:58 AM
It just isn't a hard enough finish to handle the abuse, I have heard of guys painting them and then baking the paint. I would guess that could work. But for the money, you just can't beat camo tape. It is available at gun stores, and if you take your time, you can really make your gun look amazing.
I did mine 5 years ago. I play A LOT, and it still looks great!
Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:01 PM
I just sand the finisher coat off the original paint with a fairly fine grit paper, then de-oil everything and paint. I consider the original paint a pretty good base, and the sand paper adds enough drip for the new paint to stick. With several coats and sandings later, it comes out pretty good.
If I'm doing a light color adn my base is a dark( suck as wanting a white finished product but have a black base), I'll put on a lighter base, and thats usually just some paint I find lying around.
I dont know too much about where paint is distributed, but Rustoleum paint is just wonderful. They have primers(I've never used them ), but their paint are just great. Their kinda on the thicker side, so putting on even coats things is easier. And their color selection is rather vast. They also have filler primers, ( I take it back, I have used their filler primer once before and it was pretty good).
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:28 PM
When I did my A5 I stripped all the old paint off. Chemical, sandpaper, and wire brushes all got used and when I did spray primer it was on the bare metal.
The reason I painted my A5 was because the old paint had finally begun chipping and flaking so the full removal was necessary and I wouldnt recomend that one does this on a fresh body.
Glory is for the weak.
Posted 05 October 2011 - 06:01 AM
Ok, I've come to realize that most any coating that doesn't require mixing as a 2 part deal is going to chip and scratch and basically let you down. Therefore, my thought is that it's best to invest less time and money in the finish, as it will only cause heartache when it starts to scratch and flake, but instead spend more energy on matching your pattern to your surroundings, and as soon as it's too ugly or there is too much black showing, just use some paint stripper and do it again!
In short, primer is going to help only a little, so skip it and go straight to spraying and praying!
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