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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Postby CanardNoir » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:39 am

fowl_wishes wrote:I feel so exposed and dirty. :lol:

Very impressed. now that you have updated with the fianl steps I can't wait to see the reeds and get my hands on it!!



Yep, BUT:

The process is way too much for a real waterfowler, lest he/she would want to hunt with a piece of outdoor art, rather than a shotgun that has como'ed utility and functionality over and above that old Ithaca/Rem 10 ga.

1) Don't hunt or try to hunt with a shotgun that you can't swim or motor away from if it is lost overboard. Too much emotional or financial attachment to a fowling piece detracts from you personal ability to successfully hunt ducks & geese. (50 years ago I dropped a brand new Browning Superposed, one from their custom shop, into a the waist-deep frozen waters of a willow flat, and I quickly learned my first lesson about what shotgun I should have been using; I invested in Remington 870s for duck and goose hunting shortly thereafter.)

2) Then take your chosen fowling piece - I've often taken two (2) shotguns along, just in case - but take one or more of your chosen shotguns and spray them down with ether (automotive starting fluid; Walmart about $2 per can) and wipe off the excess with a clean, dry rag. Do not take the gun apart!

3) Next, tape over the bolt, floor-plate, trigger and safety, and the sight beads with some 3M masking tape before painting.

4) Spray with the entire shotgun with the best grey primer you can find (self etching primers are my personal favorite, but since zinc chromate primers have been taken off the market for environmental reasons, Walmart's best will do, because if you hunt very much you'll be repainting the piece next year).

5) Then after the primer has dried, take your greens, browns, blacks, etc. and spray the shotgun to effectively break the outline of the shotgun and to fit the field, timber, or open water (blues & greys) situation you generally hunt.

6) Remember - if a duck or goose gets close enough to determine that your fowling piece is really a shotgun - it should already be dead! Unless of course you're waving it about in the Shoot! Don't Shoot! Jack-in-the-box manner outside the blind.

Now get your fowling piece ready to kill some birds - and stop worrying about how artsie your shotgun looks! - the season is almost here. Buy some good shotshells, because they do make a difference.

And remember - "It's not what you shoot - rather where you hit - that really makes aeal difference!"
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