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Offline Notsoyoungturk

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DIY painted bottomland
« on: February 04, 2024, 03:17:23 PM »
I had a Tristar Cobra 3 Youth in the black synthetic that I wanted to set up as a turkey gun. I bought a set of stencils from Freedom Stencils for $45 (for a whole gun, you need the 6 sheet package). 

https://www.freedomstencils.com/collections/camouflage-stencils/products/bottom-lands-camouflage-stencil-kit

In the first picture, I put the linear stick bark stencils (yellow) over the black synthetic.  I painted the whole gun with Rustoleum camo brown.  That step can be seen in picture 2.  On top of the brown paint, I placed the blotchy stickers (yellow).
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Re: DIY painted bottomland
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2024, 03:20:25 PM »
I painted over the blotchy sticker with Rustoleum tan.  After drying, I pealed off the stickers then put 2 coats of rustoleum matte clear and attached my optic.  The last picture is the finished product.  I have decided to paint the  rib cap to match.
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Re: DIY painted bottomland
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2024, 11:08:19 AM »
This looks awesome. Nice work! I made my own stencils a few years back and did an old summit climber with it.    Did you have any issues with the rustoleum bubbling when applying the clear coat? How long did you wait between coats?

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Re: DIY painted bottomland
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2024, 09:45:12 PM »
No problems.  It was interesting.  When I read the can, it said put on second coat of matte finish within 30 minutes or after 48 hours.  I put the second coat on at 25 minutes.  I let the base paint coats dry for about 4 hours before putting on the matte finish
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Re: DIY painted bottomland
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2024, 04:42:28 PM »
Nice work.. that looks great!

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Re: DIY painted bottomland
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2024, 07:32:30 PM »
Man you did such a great job on the camo!!! Looks better than some I have seen that were dipped!!
Then you totally got inside my head!!! That last picture, I kept looking at it trying to figure out what was holding the dadgum gun UP!!! I KNOW, PRETTY DUMB TO ADMIT IT!!!
IT'S OKAY, LAUGH!!!

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Re: DIY painted bottomland
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2024, 10:24:49 PM »
It is a little disorienting  :). I was trying to make it match the others.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2024, 11:08:22 PM by Notsoyoungturk »
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Re: DIY painted bottomland
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2024, 02:33:07 PM »
Man had to go and order me a kit now, did a camo job on my 320 pump and like the looks of this kit better.
 

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Re: DIY painted bottomland
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2024, 02:39:47 PM »
Post a picture for us.
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