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#1 User is offline   JimboJones 

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:09 AM

So I ordered a silver 14" All-American barrel tip off Ebay the other day and the seller sent me an additional, scuffed-up black 14" tip out of generosity. The inner finish of the barrel is still very good, so I was thinking of trying a custom paint job on it since it was a bonus anyway. The only concern I had was when using spray paint, how do you all keep paint from getting inside the barrel through the porting? All-American tips have porting over their entire length, so I don't want to get paint inside potentially affecting the accuracy or causing barrel breaks. Any tips are appreciated, thanks!!
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:36 AM

Fill the barrel bore with something. The time I stripped anno for polishing I would use electrical tape in the bore to seal off the porting. Then I would stuff a cottonball in both ends of the barrel, then seal off the cotton with wax.

That kept the barrel bore clean, smooth and unmarked and allowed me to soak off the anno and polish to a high shine.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:45 AM

I used a crap ton of cotton... I simply kept stuffing it into the barrel itself until I simply couldn't force any more into it. I've done five barrels like this, and none of them have been affected. It would make more sense to try and seal it better, but the cotton soaks up the paint very easily.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:41 PM

For barrel protecting when painting I use a fluffy wrapped in clingfilm (saran wrap I believe in the US)

This also makes a handy grip to hold and turn the barrel while painting

Then if required use wooden toothpicks to poke out residue in porting.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:24 PM

I've used paper towels w/ good success as well, just cram them in like you would the cottonballs. I just very lightly dust the barrel so as to not cause any clogging of the ports.

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... a fluffy wrapped in clingfilm (saran wrap I believe in the US)

I think I could've figured out the "clingfilm"... but what the heck is a "fluffy"? A barrel swab maybe? :D
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:42 PM

Fluffy...I think he stuffs a rabbit in the barrel wrapped in cling film.

Not sure how he keeps it from screaming and trying to run away...he must have a secret!
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 02:36 PM

Ahh, that makes sense... so it must be that the ears make "a handy grip to hold and turn the barrel while painting"
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:05 PM

View Postger, on 09 February 2011 - 08:24 PM, said:

I've used paper towels w/ good success as well, just cram them in like you would the cottonballs. I just very lightly dust the barrel so as to not cause any clogging of the ports.

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... a fluffy wrapped in clingfilm (saran wrap I believe in the US)

I think I could've figured out the "clingfilm"... but what the heck is a "fluffy"? A barrel swab maybe? :D


I did actually have a rabbit available, but he was a giant and wouldn't fit in the barrel..


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I would call this a fluffy / fluffy stick and two types of squeegie - the pull through and the standard squeegie


George Bernard Shaw was right - England and America are two countries separated by a common language.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:50 PM

You know...if you fold that and out it in your mask strap...it looks like you have rabbit ears. :D


BAM! Back on the rabbit track!
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:13 AM

View PostTommikka, on 09 February 2011 - 07:05 PM, said:

George Bernard Shaw was right - England and America are two countries separated by a common language.


So true. But we don't really speak English... we speak American. Case in point:

View PostKrazy8, on 09 February 2011 - 09:50 PM, said:

You know...if you fold that and out it in your mask strap...it looks like you have rabbit ears. :D

Sometimes we spell the word "put" w/ a "o", one of those strange Americanisms ;). But at least we don't spell "Town Center" - "Towne Centre".
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 09:35 AM

Yes, I type like a ham fisted troll.
And proof reading...pfff. Proof reading is for sissies.
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 09:44 AM

That's alright, I sometimes type w/ buttered lobster claws. And yes, the French do proofread.
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:58 AM

View PostKrazy8, on 09 February 2011 - 09:50 PM, said:

BAM! Back on the rabbit track!


hahahaha :P
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Posted 11 February 2011 - 11:53 AM

View PostKrazy8, on 10 February 2011 - 02:50 AM, said:

You know...if you fold that and out it in your mask strap...it looks like you have rabbit ears. :D


BAM! Back on the rabbit track!

No, THIS is back on the rabbit track ...
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