Steps to painting a shotgun (dial up users beware)

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Re: Steps to painting a shotgun (dial up users beware)

Postby WAQuacker » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:21 pm

I think my 870 turned out pretty good. These tips were super helpful. Instead of the buying large gallons of house paint for the the 1/2oz I used, I just went down to the local craft store and bought some 1 dollar bottles of out door acrylic paint. They worked out extremely well.
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Re: Steps to painting a shotgun (dial up users beware)

Postby Gabagool » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:06 pm

What kind of paint do I use for the reeds? Is Acrylic ok? Or do I need Enamel? I'd rather not have to buy a half-gallon. The craft store sells small jars of acrylic. Will that work?
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Re: Steps to painting a shotgun (dial up users beware)

Postby 95SlowBra » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:06 pm

Hey Stump what did you use the different size brushes for? Was one used more than the other? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated! Im working on painting my 870 right now and this question arose so i thought id ask!
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Re: Steps to painting a shotgun (dial up users beware)

Postby DuckManClyde » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:26 pm

*please excuse my next comment for i have no desire to read through 15 pages, just to see if someone else has asked.*

I have an O/U thats rusting up pretty quick, if i paint it, will the paint be effected by the heat of my barrels? Or should i save up for a dip job instead?
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Re: Steps to painting a shotgun (dial up users beware)

Postby DuckManClyde » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:26 pm

*please excuse my next comment for i have no desire to read through 15 pages, just to see if someone else has asked.*

I have an O/U thats rusting up pretty quick, if i paint it, will the paint be effected by the heat of my barrels? Or should i save up for a dip job instead?
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Re: Steps to painting a shotgun (dial up users beware)

Postby CurlyChessie » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:03 pm

DuckManClyde wrote:*please excuse my next comment for i have no desire to read through 15 pages, just to see if someone else has asked.*

I have an O/U thats rusting up pretty quick, if i paint it, will the paint be effected by the heat of my barrels? Or should i save up for a dip job instead?


I would sand the rust out and have it dipped, because before it gets dipped in your desired film pattern it gets spray painted in a certain primer depending on film pattern chosen. So its a double protection in your case to prevent the re-occurrence of rust; primer paint and the dip. :thumbsup:
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Re: Steps to painting a shotgun (dial up users beware)

Postby cannon » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:09 am

DuckManClyde wrote:*please excuse my next comment for i have no desire to read through 15 pages, just to see if someone else has asked.*

I have an O/U thats rusting up pretty quick, if i paint it, will the paint be effected by the heat of my barrels? Or should i save up for a dip job instead?


No. The heat will not affect the paint.
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Re: Steps to painting a shotgun (dial up users beware)

Postby LifeAndLiberty » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:05 pm

jonathanmorris8 wrote:Anyone tried this on a boat?


Yup. Sorry for the poor quality photo its a picture of a picture. Old Town canoe painted using the methods described here. Cane or great but paint peeled very easy. Apparently it's due to the camo paint not adhering to fiberglass. Cabelas sells camo paint that supposedly adheres to boats but I am skeptical. Put a lot of work into it for it to peel on any contact with a stick or twig.

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Re: Steps to painting a shotgun (dial up users beware)

Postby LobsterMan55 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:47 pm

Does anyone know if Methyl Hydrate will work the same as Paint thinner?
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Re: Steps to painting a shotgun (dial up users beware)

Postby stumpjumper » Thu May 01, 2014 3:38 pm

No...thats used for cleaning shellac
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Re: Steps to painting a shotgun (dial up users beware)

Postby LobsterMan55 » Sat May 03, 2014 2:19 pm

stumpjumper wrote:No...thats used for cleaning shellac



Uh oh, I wasn't sure if this was a dead thread so I asked an employee at a local paint shop what to use to remove any oils or fingerprints etc, they said methyl hydrate... So I went ahead and used it... I only applied the first coat of primer, should I continue or try and remove the primer and start again?
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Re: Steps to painting a shotgun (dial up users beware)

Postby DuckManClyde » Mon May 05, 2014 10:08 am

doing my buddies 870 express for a class project. this is it so far. ImageImage


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Re: Steps to painting a shotgun (dial up users beware)

Postby Honk-n-quack » Sun May 11, 2014 7:53 pm

Cant wait to see it done!
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