M4/AR 15 Painting

questions, comments , film clips and pictures on guns and weapons and HEST.

Moderator: Hitoru

M4/AR 15 Painting

Postby Atrax » Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:24 pm

Looking to paint my Olympic Arms Ar-15, preferably forest green. Anybody done a project like this, hopefully with some tips for a newbie?
User avatar
Atrax
BFCus Regularus
 
Posts: 574
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:20 pm

Painting a long gun

Postby Cuervo » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:33 pm

I painted my 300 WinMag Sendero a like color [ with leaf patterns] a few years back. Krylon works well. A friend of mine Norm Chandler [iron-brigade quartermaster] whose brother rock has written all the "one shot, one kill, "one shot brotherhood" books has a very nice method of painting rifles. Check out his website, if you want you can have them do it for you otherwise... let me tell you it’s not hard.

Just be sure to tape those things that you do not want painted with blue painters tape (the kind you find in home depot or Lowes) because the last thing you want to do is to have to try to clean paint off your optics. I followed Norm’s advice and used natural leaves as patterns by spraying a base color and then overlaying the foliage and spraying over it. Best of luck and check out norm at his website.
Cuervo Says-

"Its, not the red meat that will kill you- its the green fuzzy kind"
User avatar
Cuervo
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:49 pm
Location: Virginia, USA

Postby coldharvest » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:48 pm

Mr. Chandler does superb work.
http://www.deathfromafar.com/htm/iba_weaponpainting.html
Image
beautiful
I know the law. And I have spent my entire life in its flagrant disregard.
User avatar
coldharvest
Abdul Rahman
 
Posts: 25677
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2004 2:36 am
Location: Island of Misfit Toys

Postby loki547 » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:27 am

Clean your parts with solvent, throw in your dishwasher on the heavy cycle, clean any residue off, paint.
loki547
 

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:35 am

Dido what coldharvest said - Get a pro to finish your rifle, if you don’t know what you are doing you could ruin a perfectly good rifle or at the very least end up with an ugly ass gun

Hay Cuervo - Where in VA are you from?


~JITW
International Civilian Contractor Jobs
High Paying International Jobs
Iraq - Afghanistan - Asia - Europe
www.CivilianContractorJobs.com
User avatar
JamesInTheWorld
I HOPE YOU GET HIT BY A BUS
 
Posts: 7924
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:58 am
Location: My Job is More Interesting Than Your Vacation

Postby Woodsman » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:31 pm

I wouldn't use paint on a AR-15. Coat it with something professional. Take a look at brownells.com
User avatar
Woodsman
BFCus Regularus
 
Posts: 7426
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:59 pm
Location: Enchanted forests

Postby armsdealer » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:39 pm

I agree with Woodsman - no need to paint an AR. If it's a mix of colors or fresh look you want, consider the stock, handguard, and foregrip options offered by companies like Vltor, Magpul, etc.

http://vltor.com/

http://magpul.com/
User avatar
armsdealer
BFCus Regularus
 
Posts: 140
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:06 pm
Location: About 75 klicks above the Do Lung bridge

Postby Hitoru » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:42 pm

I have had pretty good results with Lauer Dura Coat, It's reduced tolulene, (colored model glue). ?
#1 rule is no dirt or oil or it will chip off.
http://www.lauerweaponry.com/duracoatco ... tegory=240

Guncote is also real good .
http://www.kgcoatings.com/gunkote.html
What are you? Some short sighted trigger puller? - RR3 .
Mr.wRong.
User avatar
Hitoru
Arbol Basura
 
Posts: 3549
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:49 pm
Location: Tejas

Postby Hitoru » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:18 pm

Some fairly successful camo projects. ARs are a lot harder to refinish, I'm not happy with the outcome of my AR and I plan on redoing it.

Image
Image
Image
Image
What are you? Some short sighted trigger puller? - RR3 .
Mr.wRong.
User avatar
Hitoru
Arbol Basura
 
Posts: 3549
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:49 pm
Location: Tejas

Postby Woodsman » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:11 pm

coldharvest wrote:Mr. Chandler does superb work.
Image
beautiful


Very good color scheme for use in temperate zones, and in particular temperate forest regions.
User avatar
Woodsman
BFCus Regularus
 
Posts: 7426
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:59 pm
Location: Enchanted forests

Postby Cuervo » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:36 am

Hay Cuervo - Where in VA are you from?


Living and working in Northern VA
Cuervo Says-

"Its, not the red meat that will kill you- its the green fuzzy kind"
User avatar
Cuervo
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:49 pm
Location: Virginia, USA

Re: M4/AR 15 Painting

Postby rickshaw92 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:39 am

I'm not happy with the outcome of my AR and I plan on redoing it.


I dont blame ya.
Im reallly fuclimg pissed but fespite that I can still hit a tarfet at 1000m plus. mayVRVe bnot tonight but it qint beyond the wit if man. Nowhammy.
User avatar
rickshaw92
Pikey Bastard
 
Posts: 8920
Joined: Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:28 am
Location: Airport Inn trailer park

Re:

Postby Rhah » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:00 pm

Hitoru wrote:I have had pretty good results with Lauer Dura Coat, It's reduced tolulene, (colored model glue). ?
#1 rule is no dirt or oil or it will chip off. Guncote is also real good .


+1 on the Dura Coat. A really good finish
"I am content to die as are all our comrades. But I will not let myself be slaughtered like a sheep. I would rather face the blow. Strike straight at my face and watch carefully if I pale at all.”
User avatar
Rhah
BFCus Regularus
 
Posts: 252
Joined: Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:20 pm

Re: M4/AR 15 Painting

Postby mapandcompass » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:26 pm

Use Dura Coat IF you do end up painting it.
I did a breakup camo on a beat up old .22 before I took it to Alaska. After reading a bunch of forums I decided to try it with Rustoleum Camo, after roughing up the surface with a bit of steel wool and hitting the stock with Rusto's Plastic Primer (which is great stuff, by the way). All told it had ~12 light coats.

The Rustoleum looked great but after a month of being toted around, rubbed against trees, set down, daily cleanings, etc., that finish started to show wear. I'd say it's about 90% now, which isn't that terrible for thirty days of hard daily use and carry. I'm still glad I did it to a $70 secondhand .22 but I would feel dumb had I done it to a $1k+ AR-15

A couple things I wish I had known:
- Remember to spend plenty of time on the masking tape and wait 120% the dry times to ensure good bonding between coats (you won't want to, but do it anyway).
- wipe down surfaces with Acetone, wait 20 minutes before painting (to remove finger oils and whatnot)
- wear latex or nitrile gloves
- don't huff the spray paint (i.e. get a respirator, it will be nice to have for other projects)
mapandcompass
BFCus Regularus
 
Posts: 243
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:50 am
Location: Way out West

Re: M4/AR 15 Painting

Postby mapandcompass » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:27 pm

Also, I like your AK Hitoru that looks super slick
mapandcompass
BFCus Regularus
 
Posts: 243
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:50 am
Location: Way out West

Next

Return to Guns & Weapons

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest