OD AR15 Aka Olive Drag Project Salvo
Posted 13 December 2009 - 08:48 PM
After the first coat I was astonished at how fast the paint HARDENED. Yes not dried, the paint had hardened. As in the same hardened that can take weeks or months if not properly prepped and executed. So for the second coat I went a little bit heavier and got a good coat on it. I then used my heat gun to dry the paint while it was still hanging. From there it went in the toaster oven, same temperature but for about 1:30 - 2:00 hours each side. It came out nice and hardened again and I allowed it to cool slowly for about an hour.
I reassembled the gun, repositioned the accessories, and looked in awe at the thing. Baking the paint and having patience made it look factory. As far as durability goes only time will tell. If I have issues with it like I did with my old 98 then it will get soda blasted and dura baked. Visually though I'm super happy.
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Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:40 PM
Got me a Salvo on the way for my christmas gift and i am for sure getting all OD accesories...just gotta kno first if a magpul pmag (airsoft or ballistic) will fit in the mag well.
Well I know that real mags fit with no issues and since most serious airsoft companies make exact replicas (minus internals) I dont see why not.
Thanks for the compliment. What do you plan on doing? Other way round? OD clip, grips, scope, butt, and rails?
Posted 15 December 2009 - 02:18 PM
Krylon makes the best low budget paint available & it works great on the plastic/metal parts of a paintball marker. I've got my A-5 done up w/ it & it's held extremely well. At the time I did not bake mine but wish I did. It's something that if you have the time, ability & equipment (old toaster oven) to do so, you should.
Good stuff man, congrats on the paint job.
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