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Old December 30th, 2008, 02:08 PM   #1
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So I am getting ready to put some paint on my ar 15 carbine, and I was wondering if anyone on here has done their own camo jobs on rifles. Lets see what ya got!
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I've used krylon on a few of them, I don't have any pics at work though. I'll take some shots when I have a chance.
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So I am getting ready to put some paint on my ar 15 carbine, and I was wondering if anyone on here has done their own camo jobs on rifles. Lets see what ya got!
If it is just a small area, use the Krylon "flat" colors from Meijer. $3.99 a can and it is a super hard finish, for a spray can. I've used it on some costum Bows, that I use to build.
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Krylon is ok, i have used it on several stocks. I am looking at using rustoleum and baking it on. takes a wrinkle finish and is very hard.
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Krylon is ok, i have used it on several stocks. I am looking at using rustoleum and baking it on. takes a wrinkle finish and is very hard.
If you want to do more than a rattle can job I would spend the dough and have it duracoated. That stuff has been super resiliant to all types of solvents and weather.

Anything from a can off a shelf is going to flake and scratch off, regardless of what the advertisment says. I've used the "bake on" rustoleum and while it is more durable than your basic camo krylon, it still flakes and wears off.

I'd do it right or just do it cheap with the rattle can.
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no. If i was going to spend the time and money to go that route i would just durakote it. i am painting a ar 15 carbine and 10 brownells al mags to match. I have the stuff to dkote, but i want a paintjob that comes off a little more easily, since i will be repainting this rifle with the seasons.
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If you want to do more than a rattle can job I would spend the dough and have it duracoated. That stuff has been super resiliant to all types of solvents and weather.

Anything from a can off a shelf is going to flake and scratch off, regardless of what the advertisment says. I've used the "bake on" rustoleum and while it is more durable than your basic camo krylon, it still flakes and wears off.

I'd do it right or just do it cheap with the rattle can.
thanks for the input.
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but i want a paintjob that comes off a little more easily, since i will be repainting this rifle with the seasons.
Krylon is calling yoru name bro. Laquer thinner strips it off like roofies at a frat party.
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Krylon is calling yoru name bro. Laquer thinner strips it off like roofies at a frat party.
exactly. I am going to be using a kind of "desert" scheme, since there is very little green and lots of browns in early spring.
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