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Posted 09 September 2008 - 03:55 PM

Well, ive been thinking about custom painting my Tippmann 98c and my mask (JT Headshield Elite), and I was wondering what is the best type of paint to use?
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 04:02 PM

It really depends on how much money you plan on spending. I myself am about to paint my BT TM-7 with duracoat. It will cost me a total of around $100 for a 3 color digi. I'll creat a thread in the future. It will probably be a winter project.
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 05:24 PM

$100 dollars for three color? x.x looks like I got some saving to do...
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 05:28 PM

a lot of people use Krylon Spray paint. There is a series of camoflage colors that are meant for use on metal and plastic(vehicles, firearms, etc...)
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 05:37 PM

Most people who do it themselves, use something like Krylon. That'll look just as good, and be much cheaper, but won't be as durable.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 06:00 PM

View Postd4rkmonkey, on Sep 10 2008, 08:37 PM, said:

Most people who do it themselves, use something like Krylon. That'll look just as good, and be much cheaper, but won't be as durable.

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if you want it slightly more durable, add a couple clear coats to protect it
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 01:01 PM

Krylon is great - not nearly as durable as Duracoat, but easily found & much, much cheaper. It's holding up very well on my A-5. Take your time between coats, don't rush. And if you decide to finish w/ clear coat, allow 24 hours after the last coat of paint before applying the clear coat, and do multiple coats of the clear. Also, your results will be better if all your paint colors & clear coat are from the same family - Krylon, Rustoleum, etc.

I also used some paint on my Profiler mask, it's working great on the hard plastic pieces that don't flex at all - but, it scratches off easy on the flexible rubber parts. If your mask is rigid, you should be okay, but if you can bend it more than 90*, it's going to flake & scratch off.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 02:34 PM

View PostDeath Envoy, on Sep 10 2008, 08:24 PM, said:

$100 dollars for three color? x.x looks like I got some saving to do...



They make small quantity paint kits for around $35 dollars in multiple camo colors. Multi-cam kit cost $52 dollars or so, but that has 6 colors of Duracoat in it.

I just order 3 of the new Duracoat Tactical colors :D

Duracoat Camo Paks

this stuff is a bit hazardous, so use with caution and care!


as for Krylon, I'd spray plastic parts with it, but not a metal paintball gun/marker...

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:08 PM

Sweet, thanks for all the awesome suggestions. I'm gonna get some Krylon (or Duracoat, if I'm lucky) and do a job on my 98 Custom.
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:38 PM

View PostDeath Envoy, on Sep 9 2008, 03:55 PM, said:

Well, ive been thinking about custom painting my Tippmann 98c and my mask (JT Headshield Elite), and I was wondering what is the best type of paint to use?


krylon ultra fine. it lasted me almost a year and a half.
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