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I've recently started painting some of my rifles and when I use a rifle bare-handed for long periods of time the moisture from my hands begin to rub off the paint.

This is the process from my last attempt:

  • Soap+water

  • Air dry

  • Sand

  • Wipe down dust with cloth

  • Primer

  • Dry 2 hours

  • 1st top coat > dry 1hr > 2nd top coat > dry 1 hr > 3rd top coat > dry 7days

Any suggestions so I can improve the next paint job?
 

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What kind of paint are you using? Because when I use rustoleum spray paints (and im no painting pro) I usually only put on 1 coat and I have never had this problem.
 

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I use Krylon Fusion for Plastic. I've tried one coat before and the same issue arises. Multiple coats do last longer for me as there are more coats to rub off >:D
 

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No use krylon camo paint.
Apparently Krylon states that their Camo Paint is also considered "Fusion for Plastics." I will probably use Camo Paint in the future... once I get the painting process down to a science! :yup:

I've never ever had that problem and I've used, primer, car paint, wall paint Montana gold, cheap acrylic paint and some other type. I've used them all besides actual camo paint and the sprayer thing woogie has!
Do you follow a similar process as me? Primer or no primer?

Yeah, I've had this issue when painting over ABS plastic. When it's metal, my paint job lasts.
My sniper rifle's paint is fine everywhere except where my hands make the most contact (i.e. the thumb stock.)

How long do you guys let the paint dry?
 

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Ive given my jobs as little as 12 hours and as much as 48.

Both on full camo jobs, the longer you let it dry in a warm, dry air, the better, id say 48 is more than enough.
 

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Thank you for the information. I've actually tried clear coating it before, but I didn't let the previous coat finish drying first! That tip should help :)

Then again, I also suspected what the3rdeye88 said. It always rubs or scratches off :mad:.
 

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I have a question that might seem crazy but do you wear Deep Woods Off when you play? If so that stuff will strip your paint and etch plastic. I had it happen before and I just tried the new Deep Woods Dry and it's worse. Or at least etching plastic. The face on my Iron Man watch is toasted so bad I can't see it at night.
 

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I actually don't use that product, but I'll definitely heed your warning :D
Thanks for the heads up :yup:
 
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