Painting a gun step by step

Discussion in 'Gun Building, Modifications & Repairs' started by Southpawlegend, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Southpawlegend

    Southpawlegend New Member

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    Southpaws guide to painting a gun.
    Step 1: preparations!
    This is the most important step.
    Remove the mag and any chambered rounds. It is vital that you tape off the mag well and barrel tip as the paint will mess up the inner barrel otherwise.
    You will want to wipe down your gun remove all dust, dirt, sticker residue etc. remove all items you wish not to be painted. then tape all items that cannot be removed.

    Step 2: prepare painting station. Cover with newspaper etc in my case I had spare rolled paper laying around. Your gonna wanna tape that down

    Step 3: double check your item list. Make sure all parts of gun are covered that you do not wish to paint.
    Step 3b: make sure you have your paint, your stencils and whatever other tools before you begin.

    Step 4: begin. Pick up the base coat color and apply gently in a sweeping motion. (At least 4 to 6 inches away from gun) and it should come out like this

    Step 5: WAIT PATIENTLY!!! Go watch tv or play a round of call of duty or something to occupy your time for 30mins - 1hour while your paint drys ( this is crucial that your base coat hardens onto the gun to prevent flaking and cracking later)


    Next steps will be edited on as I am doing this as we speak.
     

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  2. Southpawlegend

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    Step 6: photos flipping her over and repeating
     

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  3. Maxuhmize

    Maxuhmize New Member

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    I'll have to admit it, it looks pretty good. Can't wait to see it without the tape!
     
  4. Southpawlegend

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    Thank you!! :D I'm glad it's not just me that thinks it looks good :)
     
  5. Maxuhmize

    Maxuhmize New Member

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    But wait. Is the blue permanent?
     
  6. Southpawlegend

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    No the blue is the tape.
     
  7. JakeBworth

    JakeBworth New Member

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    The blue is painters tape. You just pull it off.
    :duh:
     
  8. Maxuhmize

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    That's what I thought but I couldn't tell 100% due to it was painted over. But I'm anxious to see the pics of it done.
     
  9. Southpawlegend

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    Step 7: paints dried from the base coat now to apply the next color your gonna want to grab your stencil for this part

    Pictures base dried/ second color applied

    Time to wait again :)

    *each segment of time allowed for each layer to harden and start the curing process which is essential to the longevity and durability to wear*
     

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    Step 8: you guessed it flip her over and repeat
     

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    Step 9: apply final color.


    Camera doesn't do it justice
     

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  12. Southpawlegend

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    Note to self keep out of people's reach. Someone grabbed the grip while it was wet I tried to fix it but this is the best I could do
     

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