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AR-15 painting

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Kevatc, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So my 7th wedding anniversay is coming up at the end of July. My wife loves to shoot my AR and has repeatedly said she wants her own. That is friggin awesome BUT .... she wants pink furniture. blech! yuk! gag! However, she is also a U of Oregon Duck fanatic. So I was thinking about buying her very own AR and finding a way to paint the forearm, pistol grip, and stock with Duck green and yellow.

    My first thoughts involved Cerakote, Durakote, Aluma-Hyde. Would Krylon spray paint do the trick but be able to deal with wear and tear as well as cleaning solvents etc.?

    I appreciate your thoughts and advice!
     
  2. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    Krylon will ware and tare off its great for camo cause you can just repaint it but for yellow and green it will not work the black will start to show through .

    any of the others mentioned that are back on will work great on the aluminum and metal parts but you can't bake the furniture thats where the none back on types would work . there is a non bake on gun kote and durakote also makes a non bake on .
     
  3. 13Fox

    13Fox Medford, Or New Member

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    Ok "Please don't paint an AR!" I know it sounds like a good idea but the paint will wear off very quickly. Now with that being said I had by SIG 556 Cerakoted in digital six months ago by Jessi at Legendary Coatings They did an amazing job on my rifle and my AR is next to go in for some work. I would suggest going to their website and taking a look at some of the photos of their work. I say a Glock they did in and Oregon Duck two tone. Anyway good luck!
     
  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Try to convince her to do a leopard print ceracote, it will do for camo and a lot of females like the look. Go with ceracote, you will regret paint attempts

    leopard print - Google Search
     
  5. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    STS Arms made this edition in cerakote, however I'm sure any of the folks who do coatings can do the same

    15qzon7.jpg

    They are in Oregon but I'm not sure if they are a forum sponsor
    STS Arms Home Page

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  6. GERBROCK

    GERBROCK Portland OR. New Member

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    You could buy yellow or green Furniture, my thoughts would be bake finish or powder coat the barrel, upper and lowers green with yellow furniture ... or vice versa ... I would love to see it done , A friend and I have talked about doing one like that for a while !! Similar to the Dewalt AR, but with the metal in green ...

    dewalt-ar15.jpg

    dewalt-ar15.jpg
     
  7. Ding

    Ding Lighter Side of Oz Active Member

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    oregonducks.jpg
    oregonbeavers.jpg

    You can use KG Coatings(gun-kote),cerakote or anything really to do what you want..Many ways and many things you can do
     
  8. Old Hick

    Old Hick Oregon Active Member

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    Like it or Not, if SHE wants Pink, then get her pink. Don't make it what You want or what you think she will like. She will enjoy it much better if it is the way SHE wants it.

    Just my .02 cents...

    I'm fortunate, that my wife and daughter both wanted all black.... both easy builds... :)



    Stay Safe.
     
  9. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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  10. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    If it's her rifle go with the Pink furniture and buy some used furniture and paint that for your surroundings, just in case there is a zombie invasion. be sure to add a pink bayonet:laugh:
    I'd get that lower, upper and barrel as quick as possible
     
  11. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Truth is she is thinking pink because I've shown her pics of AR's with pink goodies on them. I don't thnk she has even had a hint of a thought about a green and yellow duck type AR. I can gaurantee a "Duck" AR would be one of the coolest things she could even imagine. For a gal who wasn't a gun gal when I met her she sure has turned out to be a pure diamond in every possible way!!!! She would be so excited!!!

    Now I am thinking black furniture and if I can swing it a Duck green barrel and upper that fades into a yellow lower. Hoping whomever I can get to do it can also add in "ducks" and "oregon" and the "O" on the metal.
     
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  12. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    You lucky dog, give her options and be happy !
     
  13. Old Hick

    Old Hick Oregon Active Member

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    I see where your coming from now, my mistake.
    Plenty of room for the "O" on the right side of the mag well on most lowers.
    Maybe show her a few pictures of the painted AR's as in some of the links above.
    Take some pic's and post them when you get it completed.

    Stay Safe.
     
  14. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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