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Author Topic: DIY gun painting pics  (Read 798 times)

Offline aeasley10

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DIY gun painting pics
« on: February 02, 2020, 04:28:43 PM »
For those who have done this, what kind of results did you get (pics please)? 

-What type of paint (oil, latex, acrylic, duracoat)? 

-Did you clear coat?

-durability?


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Offline Kygobblergetter

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Re: DIY gun painting pics
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2020, 11:41:43 PM »




I believe there’s a yt video from catman outdoors. Spray paint put on with a sponge and then clear coated. I’ve had no problems with durability so far


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Offline SoDak_JD

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Re: DIY gun painting pics
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2020, 11:42:46 PM »
I did my youth 20ga 870 with ShurShot stock last year.

I found this video really helpful.  Catman has been active on the board in the past.  He used the Rust-Oleum Camo paint.

https://youtu.be/VDUxdeLPWNE

See the pictures below for mine.  It's not nearly as good as his (got too much green and lost my pattern) but it'll work.  I clear coated with some flat Rust-Oleum as well.

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Re: DIY gun painting pics
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2020, 06:22:25 PM »
Very inexpensive (aka cheap!). Base of Krylon flat spray followed by natural sponge with 50 cent acrylic craft paint / assorted flat colors. No clear coat. No problem with wear (just add more paint if necessary - haven’t had to).






Offline FullChoke

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Re: DIY gun painting pics
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 10:30:09 AM »
I used water-based craft acrylic paint then oversprayed it with a Matte polyurethane. The overspray has lasted very well for about 5 years, but it now is showing a little bit of wear around those spots where I carry it. I will simply touch up these spots with matching acrylic and overspray it again.



Have fun.

FC


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Offline aeasley10

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Re: DIY gun painting pics
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020, 01:10:13 PM »
I used water-based craft acrylic paint then oversprayed it with a Matte polyurethane. The overspray has lasted very well for about 5 years, but it now is showing a little bit of wear around those spots where I carry it. I will simply touch up these spots with matching acrylic and overspray it again.



Have fun.

FC

Wow you better not lean or sit that thing down anywhere.  It’s like a ghost!


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Offline FullChoke

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Re: DIY gun painting pics
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2020, 01:41:58 PM »
I'm waiting for one to try and roost on it.

Cheers  ;D

FC


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Offline Brwndg

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Re: DIY gun painting pics
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2020, 03:16:24 PM »
Rattle canned my 20 gauge Remington 11-87 Compact last year. 
Used Krylon Camo paints and some sponges.

After taping over the important parts, I sprayed the whole gun khaki.
Then used some sponges and went over gun with progressively darker colors trying to evenly apply colors.
Started with OD green, then brown, then black.  Used the black the least.
A few spots were too dark when I was done, so went back and hit up with the khaki again.

Finished it off with matte finish acrylic clear coat. 
Hunted about 30 days last season and finish is holding up great.


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Offline longislandloco

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Re: DIY gun painting pics
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2020, 05:37:51 PM »
Very inexpensive (aka cheap!). Base of Krylon flat spray followed by natural sponge with 50 cent acrylic craft paint / assorted flat colors. No clear coat. No problem with wear (just add more paint if necessary - haven’t had to).



Nice, like your technique!
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Re: DIY gun painting pics
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2020, 05:41:04 PM »
I used water-based craft acrylic paint then oversprayed it with a Matte polyurethane. The overspray has lasted very well for about 5 years, but it now is showing a little bit of wear around those spots where I carry it. I will simply touch up these spots with matching acrylic and overspray it again.



Have fun.

FC
Turned out very nice, even looks like it has texture.
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DIY gun painting pics
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2020, 10:32:47 AM »
Looks like it is covered in mold!  @Fullchoke


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Re: DIY gun painting pics
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2020, 12:02:05 AM »
I have an 870 in need of a paint job. Looks like I need some paint and sponges.

What did you guys use to prep your guns for the paint?