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Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:11 AM

i have a tippmann 98 custom pro - camo and i have the m-16 upgrades except with scope( red dot) and i want my gun to be black but i'm not sure if i should spray paint it. i've heard good and bad of it/ let me know what your thoughts are and if u have any other suggestions.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:00 AM

You could camo the other parts instead.....

I did just paint my M98C myself this past week. The paint was starting to peel. I sanded off all the bubbles and used cheap walmart black spraypaint. it looks nice right now, but I don't know how long it will last. Next time I will use a much better paint and take more time...

A couple of things about spray painting in general....
1. Sand lightly before the first coat and in between coats.
2. Use very even motions when spraying.
3. They have a plastic handle w/ trigger for putting on a regular spray can, 1.00 at dollar general....works well....very helpful.
4. Hold the can at least 10 inches from the target.
5. Multiple thinner coats make a better finish than one heavy one. You also avoid runs.

This is just what I would do.....but remember that once you do it, there's no going back.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:15 AM

View PostI.K.E., on Mar 28 2008, 11:00 AM, said:

This is just what I would do.....but remember that once you do it, there's no going back.

thats not 100% true...you can always strip the paint off or paint over it...

ide suggest buying high quality paint, ive heard good things about Krylon

and you also want to start painting 6in. before the object and continue 6in. after the object...
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:28 AM

Krylon is good stuff - Ive used it to paint several guns...
In addition to the steps that IKE suggested (all good) I reccomend a good clear coat as well. Let the paint dry for at least 48 hours, then hit it with several light coats of Krylon Clear polyurethane finish - comes in matte, satin & gloss. It'll help keep paint from chipping.

here's one I painted about 12 years ago...
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:29 AM

:D ooh, thats hawt!

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:53 AM

View PostThe Stuntman, on Mar 28 2008, 10:28 AM, said:

Krylon is good stuff - Ive used it to paint several guns...
In addition to the steps that IKE suggested (all good) I reccomend a good clear coat as well. Let the paint dry for at least 48 hours, then hit it with several light coats of Krylon Clear polyurethane finish - comes in matte, satin & gloss. It'll help keep paint from chipping.


Good info! I'm gonna do some of that too.

As far as not being able to go back.....I meant that you can't return to factory finish. You'd have to pay someone to do that.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 07:16 AM

View PostI.K.E., on Mar 28 2008, 08:53 AM, said:

View PostThe Stuntman, on Mar 28 2008, 10:28 AM, said:

Krylon is good stuff - Ive used it to paint several guns...
In addition to the steps that IKE suggested (all good) I reccomend a good clear coat as well. Let the paint dry for at least 48 hours, then hit it with several light coats of Krylon Clear polyurethane finish - comes in matte, satin & gloss. It'll help keep paint from chipping.


Good info! I'm gonna do some of that too.

As far as not being able to go back.....I meant that you can't return to factory finish. You'd have to pay someone to do that.

thank for the tips that will really help
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