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Best Spray Paint for Rifles?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Will_Power, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking to spray paint an old South African FAL butt stock I'm working on refinishing. Truthfully, the whole rifle could use some Cerakote, but I don't have that in the budget at the moment.

    So, this is a stopgap measure.

    My guess is some of that heavy duty engine spray paint, but should I throw down primer first? Or, is it more a matter of "dammit, man, you're spray painting, who cares?"
     
  2. akmewon

    akmewon clackamas Active Member

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    duracoat works pretty well.i dont know about spray paint tho
     
  3. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Flat black Rustolium in the rattle can that kind of had a trigger. I think Ive got a can laying around that I could take a picture of.
    Its awesome stuff, 2-3 coats with a few days dry time.. Tough as nails.
    I use it on my wasrs.

    Now colored paints.. Ive yet to find any that were as tough or non glossy or that didnt make the rifle/shotgun look like an airsoft toy.
     
  5. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I wish there was an easy high temp matching paint for barrels. I always seem to scratch them with my barrel vise no matter how tight I make it removing flash hiders, etc.
     
  6. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Portland Member

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    I believe Cerakote has an air cured product out now.
     
  7. oregonty

    oregonty Salem, OR Active Member

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    They do but you still have to blast the parts as per Cerakote requirements and then the parts need to cure for about five days.
     
  8. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    gun painters, wtf
     
  9. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Appreciate the feedback so far, fellas. I don't have the setup or interest in procuring the parts for an air spray gun and sand blaster, etc.

    I'll take a look at the ubuiquitous Krylon camo with Fusion after work.
     
  10. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Thanks for that quality contribution.
     
  11. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    I'll take a look into that. Flat or satin black is all I'm after.
     
  12. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    The only reason I haven't is re-sale but those Airsoft guys have some cool techniques. I like the look they get with netting.
     
  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I sold a Polytech AKS 7.62 Legend side folder (AKM-47) to my brother -in-law about 16 years ago... I still regret to this day letting my wife (at the time) badger me into selling it, but at least its still in the family. I will never sell off another firearm again, and the closest I would ever get is making a trade for another one.
     
  14. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Rattle can stove paint pretty closely matches the flat black parkerized finish on AK/Saigas and ARs. Quite a few folks use it when converting a Saiga to touch up the bottom after removing the klinton plate rather than duracoating/ceracoating the whole receiver.

    Krylon Fusioned S12
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  15. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    I have been using Duplicolor high-heat ceramic engine enamel. Stands up to heat really well and designed to withstand gas, so it holds up to most solvents. You can air cure it or bake it.
     
  16. sapper77

    sapper77 Linn County Active Member

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    YEP
     
  17. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    many types of firearms are painted from the factory.

    some of us build firearms from scratch.

    not everything is blued and fancy.

    Do you see something wrong with the Duplicolor paint on my Saiga ?

    atr7de.jpg
     
  18. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    would do better with blasting and phosphate coating it, would be a tad more authentic. whenever I see a painted gun I try to guess at what is being hidden, or how badly it was treated to warrant paint.
     
  19. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    As for being authentic.. It was pretty common for AKs to be paint over park - all Russian and Bulgarian AKs are made that way, as well as several other nationalities. Just saying.
     
  20. erudne

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

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    I've painted several rifles using enamel, krylon lacquer and Brownell's spray finishes. I use my firearms and have found that the paint is an excellent rust inhibitor. I'm not concerned with damaging the resale value as paint can be easily removed