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Nice job. Isn't the butt plate a bit sticky because of the spray paint? When i painted my m700 last year i accidently hit the butt plate and it was the worst. Other than that very nice job.
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Only a very little bit got on the actual back of the butt plate, just on the edges, the rest is still black, so its fine.
And thanks, I thought it turned out nice.
 

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It really wasn't that hard, used painters tape to cover some holes, and sprayed the whole thing tan, then striped with green, then used vegetation and sprayed brown, and finished up with some more green sprayed over vegetation. All of it only took me around 30-40 minutes.
 

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Fantastic paint job! How long are you planning to let it dry before using?

I usually get too excited and use my gun maybe a day after... ruining my entire paint job :nuts:
 

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I'm not sure yet. It dries very fast, but I don't have any planned games yet so it could be a little while, plus I won't be shooting it for the next week or so because I'm waiting for some parts. How do you keep it from scratching alot?
 

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To avoid scratches you either have to be careful of your surroundings or re-paint periodically.

Just to give you an idea, real world class snipers have plenty of scratches and peeling paint on their rifles caused by the rough environments/scenarios that they experience. From my understanding, they do touch-ups on their snipers, but when and how often, I don't know. In other words, depending on how rough you skirmish, the paint will eventually chip/scratch/peel unless you play on your tippy toes the whole time :yup:

If you don't plan on skirmishing and just want to keep the paint job pristine for as long as possible, letting the paint dry longer will help reduce scratches and chips SIGNIFICANTLY. Most spray paints usually recommend letting your object dry for 1 week if you want the best resistance to outside factors (i.e. scratches.)
 

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Ok thanks, I just played wednesday and was going to play monday but due to problems with my rifle I decided to hold off on playing until I get my new parts. And thanks for the comments guys, I might end up doing a quick guide sooner or later on this paint job.
 
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