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Hello everyone, My new rifle arrives monday is it a good idea to throw a paintjob on it right away? I've read so much about paint jobs and I wanted to know is it a good idea to sand the rifle down and then paint, or just paint? Im lost on that one because people say different things. Also what brand and type of spray is required for painting? Could I get a reply from a veteran painter, lol. Thanks for all your help!
 

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Hmmmmm...
as far as the prep goes I just took some wet 500 grit to the really smooth parts and then sprayed every part with break cleaner before masking everything off (gets the oil off, so use gloves or else the oil on your hands kind of defeats the purpose). In hindsight, probably didnt need to sand it at all. You have to remember, youre probably going to have to re do it every year anyway...

When I was shopping for paint I wanted to use Krylon for a few reasons. 1. because there are color ref. charts out there so you know exactly which ones match the various camo patterns, and 2. because krylon is really tough stuff... but none of the shops in my area have it or anything close... so I just ended up using whatever I could get my hands on that was close to the colors I wanted. Everything turned out fine in the end, the only thing that I would warn against is mixing types of paint. I got types with two diferent bases, so the color I wanted on top (white) started pulling up the base coats, so I had to be really careful handling it for a while.
 

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Do plan on keeping the rifle that color for a while? or do you plan on changing it with the seasons?

All of my rifles I just use some blue painters tape to mask off where I don't want the paint to go. Then just go to town on it with some krylon spray paint. Making sure to be about 6-8 inches away. Making nice even passes, not to fast, and not to slow.

I can will write up a nice how to post here tonight when I get home from work.

Any other questions just ask
 

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modernairsoft said:
well when i got my m14 painted he sanded my rifle down it allows the paint to stay on longer
like I said, plan on painting at least once a year
sanding will make it last longer, but if its you primary you will probably need to change the colors every 6-8 months to match the seasons
 

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like I said, plan on painting at least once a year
sanding will make it last longer, but if its you primary you will probably need to change the colors every 6-8 months to match the seasons
Lol in southern California there really is only one season, I guess I get off easy.
 

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Thanks for all the help guys, I know what paint scheme im going with now. One last thing, should I
1. Painters tape what I don't want painted and go to town OR
2. Take off outer barrel from stock and paint seperate? If i go this route should i take out inner barrel?

Thanks for the help
 

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modernairsoft said:
well when i got my m14 painted he sanded my rifle down it allows the paint to stay on longer
modernairsoft said:
yes thats is true but i just wanted mine a plane camo
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modernairsoft said:
well when i got my m14 painted he sanded my rifle down it allows the paint to stay on longer
like I said, plan on painting at least once a year
sanding will make it last longer, but if its you primary you will probably need to change the colors every 6-8 months to match the seasons
Same for you Bogengskahn for the same reasons.

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Well I was looking through my stuffies, and I don't have any rifles that need to be painted


When I do get the urge to paint another rifle I will do a step by step on her.

But a quick over view...

1.. Disassemble the rifle
2.. Tape off any part of the rifle you don't want painted.
3.. Pick a pattern that you want to do
4.. Make sure to wipe down the rifle, to remove all foreign objects.
5.. If you are using templates, apply them, and make sure they are on the rifle solidly
6.. Apply your paint as evenly as you can.
7.. ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME FOR THE PAINT TO DRY!!!

Some little tips.....

Try not to touch the rifle during the process.
Go slow and be patient
Make sure to stop before you over do it.
 
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