Painting my milled 98CP
Posted 08 November 2008 - 02:24 AM
To start off with I sandblasted the gun down to the bare metal. This worked out great, but it did have one down side. The sandblasting did eat away at the JBWeld epoxy I used to fill the hole that was left after milling the front grip off of the 98CP.
Once I had the completely sandblasted the gun I wiped it down with mineral spirits to clean it up some. Then I sprayed it with a can of Rust-O-Leum primer.
It says after spraying the primer you can lay down a top coat in just minutes, but I did wait about an hour or two before I started spraying the topcoat. For this I used Rust-O-Leum Hammered black finish.
I'm currently letting it dry the 48hour period it says on the can. Monday I'll be using a can of Krylon clear coat that I had lying around.
Now.. onto the questions!
I really like the Rust-O-Leum hammered paint, but it's more of a dark grey in color. Something I would describe as gunmetal I guess. I was really wanting just a black finish, but with some texture like the hammered. Now I'm not sure if I want to go ahead and lay down the clear coat, or sandblast it again and start over using just a regular black spray.
I think with the black grips, black BigShot barrel, and black picatinny rail that the hammered finish just looks out of place.
What seems to be a pretty popular paint for you DIY'ers on a budget? Krylon or Rust-O-Leum? I'm looking at just buying a flat black, or maybe a tan or OD color if I decide not to keep the hammered finish.
Also what clear coats do you find work fairly well(something that isn't going to cost over $10/can)?
I'll post up some finished pictures once I'm done!
Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:25 PM
As for you question on clear coats, a can of Krylon clear coat is less than $10 right? i dont remember paying a lot for it when I painted my gun. It's held up fine so far. I put 2 coats of the clear stuff on there.
Edit: if you want to end up with a flat black or OD or what have you, Krylon makes a camouflage series of paints that work very well. it's cheap too
This post has been edited by -SMITTY-: 08 February 2009 - 06:28 PM
Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:34 PM
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