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First Camo job

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by theflyguy, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. theflyguy

    theflyguy Beaverton, Oregon Member

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    Did my first camo job on my new Christmas present.

    Thought it turned out pretty good. Was going to put a clear coat on it but it made it too shiny.

    If I scratch it all I need is my spray paint to touch it up.


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  2. wiky86

    wiky86 Gladstone Active Member

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    I know I've seen a matte clear coat in rattle can form. DuraCoat also makes one, but you'll need an airbrush and compressor for that.
    It looks good though, especially for a first time!
     
  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    +1 on the matte finishes. It looks real sharp, good job!
     
  4. theflyguy

    theflyguy Beaverton, Oregon Member

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    Entire camo job only cost me $25.

    Four different camo spray colors, painters tape, and old wood shaving packing materials that I bought at Cost Plus for $1.99. Once I have everything taped off that I didn't want painted, I applied the base color. After the base color had an entire day to dry I layed the wood shaving material on top and sprayed the second color. I had to move the shavings around to get the effect I wanted...then the third and then the fourth color.

    I'm now looking for a matte clear coat that I can apply to help protect the camo job. I've tried two clear matte spray finishes but both had way too much sheen.

    Guess I'll keep trying till I find the exact one I want.
     
  5. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    very nice. :thumbup:
     
  6. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Just a thought - I noticed the inside of the pop up scope caps are still reflective - might want to do a light coat on those pop ups so they don't reflect. Nice job on the camo!
     
  7. theflyguy

    theflyguy Beaverton, Oregon Member

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    Both front and rear popup covers were camo'd like the rest of the gun.

    The rear inside popup cover (which will be right in front of my eye when it is open) has my ballistaics table with drop number per distances. I normallly don't open the lens cover until I'm ready for shooting.

    Also found a matte/flat clear finish at Lowe's. I applied my first coat this afternoon....so far it looks good. I plan on applying 3-4 coats on all painted parts.