Painting a phantom That's right, I want to do it myself
Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:12 PM
Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:20 PM
One question, why are you painting it? Two questions: original color and new color?
Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:25 PM
Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:29 PM
Also, be sure to prep the surface being paint well. sanding the parts you paint to give it a rough surface so it is easier for hte paint to stick.
This post has been edited by Matt: 24 July 2008 - 06:29 PM
Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:29 PM
He is right. The paint will wear off faster.
edit: what Matt is talking about is Duracoat. It's what BigBone on here uses. It's not standard paint. It's special stuff that is a wench to work with. Requires special airbrush gear. A couple of people have tried it.
This post has been edited by dougdeb: 24 July 2008 - 06:30 PM
Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:33 PM
I have no sig, because I am cool like that.
I love my phantom, because it is cool like that....schweet
Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:20 PM
Save yourself the trouble and get it annodized the way you want. You will not risk ruining your phantoms looks if you do, and besides, it will look better. The options they offer do allow for your design, and it will be unique.
If you do choose to do it on your own ( but please listen to us), heed my warning : DO YOUR RESEARCH and be safe.
Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:23 PM
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:30 PM
pump gods...smite...oh come on, you had to know this was coming....
ok, if you are going to paint you phantom, you will need to buy top quality paint and a clear coat, i found a good paint to be Krylon professional, its industrial strength so it shouldnt chip or rub off....then you should hit that up with a coat or two of a good clear coat.
you will want to pre-sand the body of the gun with a fine grit sand paper( ive found that 220 grit works well but you will want to follow the manufacturers recommendations), and wash it with soap and water...
...after its dry, you will want to paint in a well ventilated area and take your time, its best to do thin multiple coats and hold the can about a foot away and dont worry about painting it all in one pass....if you take your time it should turn out just fine.
BUT BE WARNED!:The paint will eventually wear-out/ scratch/ fade/ ect. and will require re-painting and that will depend on the quality of your work and the amount of use/abuse it takes...it can last anywhere from a few months to a few years...it all depends on how well you paint and how well you treat your gear.
This post has been edited by Cesar: 24 July 2008 - 08:00 PM
Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:43 PM
Posted 27 July 2008 - 10:06 AM
that's what Krylon will do to it...
duracoat will hold up much better and longer, but it's still prone to chiping etc.
prepping the metal is key to duracoats durability.
*edit: be careful on the build up of paint where the pump wraps around the barrel!! too much paint build up will affect the pump, or just gunk up and lift from pump action during play.
I'd say find a good sandblaster in the area that knows what they're doing...tell them you're not trying to strip the blank ano off, but prepping the surface for painting.
*after all that effort - it would of been easier to send it to BigBone lol
This post has been edited by Explosive: 27 July 2008 - 10:12 AM
Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:41 AM
This post has been edited by Big Bone: 28 July 2008 - 12:41 AM
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