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#1 User is offline   Arian57 

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:04 PM

I recently did a 3-color tiger stripe paint job on my A-5 with krylon camouflage tones. I'm pretty pleased with it but Im concerned with making it last as long as possible. Is there any reasonable priced finishes or sealants I can apply to it to make the paint job slightly more durable? (PS camera is acting fishy, I'll try to get a few pics up later)
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 11:00 PM

I'm pretty sure Krylon also makes a clear coat, in fact I think that's what I used on mine. I could only find it in gloss, but if you used flat colors (which you did), it shouldn't be too much of a problem.
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 01:46 PM

Well I used the clear Krylon does (the matte one) and my gun got all sticky after being hit by a paintball. I have to take off all the paint and now I've got another gun so if I'm going to paint it I'll go for another clear spray paint.


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Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:26 PM

Well, how long before you played did you let it dry? You shouldn't have to take off all the paint, or any for that matter, just for a gun hit. You know paintball paint is water-soluble, right?
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Posted 30 August 2008 - 06:59 AM

I know that paint is water solluble. I think that i did not let it dry enough, well it makes a long time. That first paintjob tought me alot of things, patience and precision is key. For my next paintjob (if i ever do one) will be time consuming for maximum effectiveness. You're right murdercrow, I think it did not dry enough.


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Posted 25 September 2008 - 02:35 PM

you could try a duracoat clear coat, i think it's like $20-$25 though
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Posted 08 November 2008 - 02:00 AM

I'm not sure about the Krylon spray.. but the Rust-O-Leum hammered I just used on my gun says it takes 48hours to fully dry.

How long did you wait before using it?
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Posted 09 November 2008 - 08:10 AM

The longer you wait ... the better.
Also, if the paint hadn't cured underneath the clearcoat,
it takes tenfold the amount of time.
I did an airsoft gun once that took over a month to cure properly.
I mean ... I couldn't even touch it without tackiness for weeks !
Baking in the oven can seriously speed things up.
2 hours at 150*F should cure most coatings.
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Posted 09 November 2008 - 09:54 AM

View Postbob endo, on Nov 9 2008, 10:10 AM, said:

The longer you wait ... the better.
Also, if the paint hadn't cured underneath the clearcoat,
it takes tenfold the amount of time.
I did an airsoft gun once that took over a month to cure properly.
I mean ... I couldn't even touch it without tackiness for weeks !
Baking in the oven can seriously speed things up.
2 hours at 150*F should cure most coatings.
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ummm...what type of paint were you using seeing as most paint has a curing time anywhere from 3-10 days.......

...also what humidity and temperature....because really high humidity is the only thing i can think of that would cause paint to take that long to dry/cure.
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Posted 09 November 2008 - 11:52 AM

I agree with heat lamps, or baking.

Also, for durability, you can't beat duracoat.
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Posted 09 November 2008 - 05:25 PM

It was two Krylon paints & the clearcoat ... all within an hour.
It was BAD news !
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 01:14 PM

i've heard good things about duracoat but when i did a paintjob i used krylon and clearcoated it and it has held up fine.
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 09:11 PM

One mistake a lot of people make is they don't wait long enough between paint coats, have some patience. I wait at least a day between coats. I have used the Krylon Camo paints several times without a problem. Also, it's better to do 6 light coats than 1 thick coat. I bake whatever I'm painting in between colors for an hour at 150 degrees. Just put it in the oven on an old towel and sheet pan. That way the pan won't burn the paint. Once I clear coat it I bake it again. If you are impatient, baking will speed up times between coats, but don't go any higher than 150 degrees as that can damage your marker
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Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:05 PM

View Posttuflehundon, on Jul 20 2009, 11:11 PM, said:

One mistake a lot of people make is they don't wait long enough between paint coats, have some patience. I wait at least a day between coats. I have used the Krylon Camo paints several times without a problem. Also, it's better to do 6 light coats than 1 thick coat. I bake whatever I'm painting in between colors for an hour at 150 degrees. Just put it in the oven on an old towel and sheet pan. That way the pan won't burn the paint. Once I clear coat it I bake it again. If you are impatient, baking will speed up times between coats, but don't go any higher than 150 degrees as that can damage your marker



A little bit of a resurrection on this but has anyone ever attempted to bake the plastic foregrip on say a salvo? I'm just curious because I'm gonna be painting my Salvo OD green soon and was tossing around doing the foregrip too. I want to screw with baking this time around because I went to fast with coats on my old 98c and lost alot of paint...
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Posted 13 December 2009 - 01:30 AM

all ya should do on plastic is sand it to get a surface the paint can grab on to.

make sure to clean it well to get rid of any oils and stuff that will get in the way. since it is plastic, typically just using a good detergent will be fine. most chemicals will warp or melt the plastic.
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