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#1 User is offline   TheRealKTrain 

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:43 PM

So if I were to paint my gun using one of the multiple ideas, how do i go about keeping paint out of the barrel? Should I just be lazy and pay BB? (/sarcasm)
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:55 PM

View PostTheRealKTrain, on Jul 24 2008, 01:43 PM, said:

So if I were to paint my gun using one of the multiple ideas, how do i go about keeping paint out of the barrel? Should I just be lazy and pay BB? (/sarcasm)

there's a couple ways to do it, depending on the barrel.
If there's no porting, just stick a cork in the exit end & wrap tape over the the threads on the back end.
Ported barrels are trickier - what I have done in the past is to roll up a piece of fairly thick paper & slide it in the barrel, then unwind it untill its pressing tightly to the inside surface of the barrel. You do have to take care when spraying that you dont get the paint nozzle to close - air pressure can push the paper in, allowing paint to enter the barrel - but it can be done. Light, even spray coats is the key...
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 03:02 PM

Or just stuff cotton balls in the barrel, tamp them together with a dowel rod, jam more in, and keep doing that till all the porting has cotton inside...

Worked flawlessly for me.
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 05:48 PM

Or you could stick a barrel swab in there and hope for the best.
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 05:56 PM

Wrap a swab with card stock (business card) and then a paper towel until the porting is blocked. The swap holds it against the barrel the card stock spreads the force evenly and the paper towel seals better around the porting than card stock by it self.
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:05 PM

Wow I'm dense. Never thought of any of those ideas! Thanks guys!
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Posted 30 August 2008 - 12:27 PM

View PostJonas, on Jul 24 2008, 05:48 PM, said:

Or you could stick a barrel swab in there and hope for the best.

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 12:31 PM

The barrel swab idea is probably the best. It's easy and effective. Though don't expect to bet the swab back!
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:40 PM

I used cotton balls when I painted my gun. It works pretty well. Just make sure they are packed in there pretty tight.
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 05:50 AM

I just roll up soft paper towels and jam them down the barrel.

also those foam rollers that curl women's hair work well to plug the ends of the barrels up. I get them cheap at a dollar store...
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:56 PM

i put my old sock in it. it worked pretty good!! :)
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