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Well, its not too long before winter is over which means i should probably get around to posting my winter paint job. Actually its not a paint job, its white athletic tape wrapped around my gun. I heard about British special forces doing this to their guns and thought I would give it a try. I believe it was originally intended to be completely painted over, but I figured leaving it white would make a pretty good snow camo. It took me about 2 hours to tape my gun completely. I needed to put two layers of tape because with only one you could partially see through the tape and see the original paint job. Once completely covered I dusted it with some black so that it wasn't pure white.

Here's how it turned out:




I really enjoy the tape because it gives it a unique texture, however once i taped my gun the scope covers would no longer stay shut to solve this I tied some para cord to the scope to keep them shut. when i need them open the para cord can simply slide right off.








(kind of lacking with the foliage)




 

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Very nice, you do not see many winter designated rifles around here. You did a great job, and you have given me some nice ideas for next winter.

Also, welcome aboard, as I see you are a new member. Please read the rules, make an intro post, and watch your "I"s as you missed a few of them in your original post.

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Nice Job !!. I like the concept and the execution.

Is this athletic tape like the white stuff? Or is this more like ace-bandage flexable material?

If its flexable, I think you would be able to insert foliage as needed into it.
 

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Yes it is the white athletic tape, it sticks to the gun and is not flexible. I have a few elastic bands on the gun that I can stick foliage in as needed. The only disadvantage with the tape is that when I take it off, it might take off some of the original paint job with it.
 

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I'm not sure if it will leave residue. I suspect that it will leave a little, but I guess I won't know until I remove the tape. If it does, I will probably sand it down and repaint it.
 
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