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Posted 26 April 2009 - 03:52 PM

New pics are on page 2!
Ok, so this is my first time painting pretty much anything. My brother actually did the bulk of the work, but it really was quite simple I don't think I'll have a problem next time I paint something like this. So, without further ado, here are the pictures.
We used sand colored camo for the base layer.
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Then, we got some of the red/brown stuff for layer two.
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Tonight, once this layer dries out good, we're gonna put on the final layer of olive drab. I'll post up pics of it later.
I would appreciate any comments, suggestions, criticisms, or otherwise. Thanks.

Things dried out a little faster than we anticipated, so we went ahead and put on the final layer.
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So, what do you think of the finished product?

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 03:54 PM

Looks good. :laugh:

I hope you covered the porting on the barrel.
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 04:00 PM

I was going to, but my dad and brother said that there was no chance in heck that the paint would fill the holes.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 04:01 PM

View Postmarksman1941, on Apr 26 2009, 06:00 PM, said:

I was going to, but my dad and brother said that there was no chance in heck that the paint would fill the holes.


The worry is not for filling the holes with paint, it is for overspray getting inside your polished barrel.
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 04:32 PM

Ooh. I didn't think about that. That may be an issue. I just put on the third coat, so pics will be up shortly. Being as how there is probably overspray in there, what can I do about it? I could probably take a 12ga cleaning brush and scrub the heck out of it, but that could quite possibly scratch things up. Any suggestions?
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:28 PM

Better believe that paint is in there :blink:.

I would suggest a solvent before you do ANYTHING that may scratch it up.
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:31 PM

View PostRenquist, on Apr 26 2009, 09:28 PM, said:

Better believe that paint is in there :blink: .

I would suggest a solvent before you do ANYTHING that may scratch it up.


^^^ Yes, get it out using whatever solvent is recommend for the paint you used, I would not recommend you using anything to "scrub" it out in risk of scratching it.
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 08:01 PM

I actually just pushed a squeegee through it and it pushed all of the paint right on out of the barrel. Maybe it didn't have enough time to set up real hard. Anyways, it's clean as a whistle and shiny like it should be, with no scratches or anything (at least nothing visible). So, lets disregard for a moment my failure to keep out the overspray and go back to the actual paint job (but thank you for pointing out to me that there would be some paint in there; I doubt I would have gotten to it before it had really hardened). What do you guys think? Not too bad for a first try at things? Anything you see that doesn't look good or should be done differently, please let me know. I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 08:10 PM

Nice job- reminds me a little bit of a mix of tiger stripe, British DPM and Rhodesian camo styles. Looks great, and glad to hear that you seem to have gotten the paint out of the barrel. Next time, make sure you at least roll and/or stuff some paper towels down the barrel to keep it clean. :blink:

Keep up the great work, and have fun "field testing" it.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 08:59 PM

Whew, good thing that paint come out of the barrel!

That aside, it looks really really good! I wasn't sure about the reddish color when you first added it, but all three colors together look really really good. And the pattern that you created is very unique - should be functional too. Well done sir! :blink:
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:53 PM

Thank you. My brother did the same thing to his shotgun, but used olive drab as his base. Then he used the red as a base on a different shotgun (I don't recommend it; it looked really funky), and we decided to go for the trifecta and see what a sand colored base looked like. It actually looks a lot better right now than it does in the pictures. I took those right after we painted it, and things seem to look better once they've dried out. The funny thing is that the pattern couldn't have been any simpler. I literally took a can of spray paint and a handful of stiff grass, laid some of the grass up against the gun, and sprayed it. All of the striping and stuff was done with grass from the yard. And thank you again for alerting me about the overspray in the barrel. That ight not have been good if it had gummed up in there (especially since I'd already painted my empire barrel kit too; but it came out of that easily also). I'm happy with it. I'd put up pics, but it's about time to go to bed. I'll put 'em up tomorrow after I've shown it off to everyone I can :laugh:

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Nice job- reminds me a little bit of a mix of tiger stripe, British DPN and Rhodesian camo styles. Looks great, and glad to hear that you seem to have gotten the paint out of the barrel. Next time, make sure you at least roll and/or stuff some paper towels down the barrel to keep it clean. :blink:

Keep up the great work, and have fun "field testing" it.


I think I'll just stuff one of my old barrel swabs in there. That should keep everything out.
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 10:03 PM

Got a question for y'all. Since it's all spray painted, I'm kinda worried about bumping into a tree and losing a swath of paint. Is there anything i can put on it or anything I can do kind of protect the paint? Thanks.
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 04:42 AM

Clear coat. A couple coats of it should really help. You can find cans of Krylon brand clear coat at walmart for like 4 bucks.


And excellent paintjob, it looks great!

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 07:02 AM

View PostMatch99, on Apr 27 2009, 04:42 AM, said:

Clear coat. A couple coats of it should really help. You can find cans of Krylon brand clear coat at walmart for like 4 bucks.


And excellent paintjob, it looks great!

Will the clear coat add any sort of shine or anything? I don't want the gun to sparkle when the sun hit it (not very sneaky).
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 11:57 AM

Clear coat is definitely the way to go.
They make matte clear-coats, but in my experience they're not as flat actual matte colors are. Maybe I just didn't get a good brand (I can't remember what it was). So unless you can find a kind that works better, you'll have to decide if a slight shine (not NEARLY as bad as a gloss clear-coat) is worth the added protection or not. If you ask me, that level of shiny-ness only becomes noticeable in pretty strong sunlight, in which case some types of bushes and what not can become a bit "shiny" themselves. That depends on the area you're playing in of course.

Maybe someone else has found a true matte clear-coat, in which case your problems would be pretty much solved. :blink:
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