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Painting over factory camo

Postby boondock29510 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:29 pm

Just bought a used 11-87 with... a break up camo? I dunno, but its horrid. I though about dipping but I love DIY projects so Ill be painting it. I can paint a car, but I dont know the process the factory uses on their fire arms.

Do I strip everything to bare, scuff and spray, or can I shoot it with a two part epoxy sealer and go on with the business?
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Re: Painting over factory camo

Postby CamoCatcher8 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:27 am

Check out this thread. I used his directions and painted up a .22 rifle to experiment and it turned out pretty good.

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Re: Painting over factory camo

Postby boondock29510 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:22 pm

I did, that was my inspiration because of the factory camo. I dont know if i have to completely strip the camo off or not to do the job.
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Re: Painting over factory camo

Postby CamoCatcher8 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:33 am

Oh gotcha. Can't really help you on that. I had a synthetic black stock on mine that I lightly sanded before I put my base layer on.
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Re: Painting over factory camo

Postby Botiz630 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:15 pm

I would think you could just paint right over the factory camo. Maybe try asking in the shotgun forum?
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Re: Painting over factory camo

Postby Sfd714 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:03 pm

Id paint it like i was painting a vehicle, the worst that is going to happen is you are going to strip it off and start over. Or just get p*ssed and have it dipped.

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Re: Painting over factory camo

Postby eastcoastsoxfan » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:37 pm

I did one and used Aircraft Stripper to remove the camo, then applied rust paint, 2 coats of krylon tan and 2 coats of clear matte sealer meant for waterproofing patio stones.
When i lay it on rocks the paint does scrape off in places, if I paint it again might try a different sealer, something tougher if its available. It might also not be tough because I only cured it next to wood stove not out in the sun in the summer heat.

couple of the scrapes on receiver
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Re: Painting over factory camo

Postby boondock29510 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:35 pm

I scuffed mine up and used epoxy sealer as a base primer so its sealed up good. Mine turned out pretty decent.
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Re: Painting over factory camo

Postby eastcoastsoxfan » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:23 am

Maybe I'll redo it this summer and try epoxy sealer, thanks
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Re: Painting over factory camo

Postby Sfd714 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:49 am

Iv always wondered about having a gun rhino lined.

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Re: Painting over factory camo

Postby boondock29510 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:56 pm

Sfd, use Gravtex instead of rhino liner. Cheaper and looks better.
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Re: Painting over factory camo

Postby Underradar » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:09 pm

I painted one with liquid electrical tape. Now its my favorite coot gun.
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Re: Painting over factory camo

Postby whisperin' duck » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:38 pm

Sfd714 wrote:Iv always wondered about having a gun rhino lined.

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Be too heavy and cause too much interference I would think. The beauty of homoflauge is that you can redo it every year and not care. I scuff them good with a red scotchbrite, etching primer, scuff, paint, clear with a semi gloss urethane.
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Re: Painting over factory camo

Postby boondock29510 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:40 pm

I got sick of looking at mine. The longer it sat, the more it looked like a 5 year old finger painted it. Bout hydro film and activator on ebay. Dipped it all right in the tub and sink. Looks better than a finger painting now hahaha.
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Painting over factory camo

Postby Sfd714 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:13 pm

Rhino liner and lineX are light. As long as you dont get it in any important places you'd probably never have to worry about the finish on your gun.

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Re: Painting over factory camo

Postby slickerhater » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:12 am

Ive been rhino lining my benelli for years. don't rust, or shine it was the best idea Ive ever had
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Re: Painting over factory camo

Postby pangborn83 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:19 am

I am thinking I am going to use duracoat on mine this summer, its suppose to hold up a lot better than paint. They tell you how to prep the gun on their site
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