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Old January 13th, 2018, 21:16   #1
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Lightbulb Thoughts on painting guns?

I'm looking to spray paint my gun (krylon) to better blend in. But I'm not quite sure yet. Your thoughts?
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Old January 14th, 2018, 05:22   #2
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Priority 1: replace gun parts with colours you want instead of painting. This will typically give it a better look than paint. Pair this with a small ghillie if needed

Priority 2: If you’re dead set on painting, strip your gun down to parts, tape properly and only paint the parts you want painted, avoiding small or mechanical parts. Pick a pattern you like and lay down several coats.

Priority 3: you’re in a hurry, so paint it so that it doesn’t look like a big black blob. You’ll regret it forever, but take solace in the fact that no one will buy you gun and if they do, they will curse your name as they try and strip the shitty paint job off of it.
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Old January 14th, 2018, 09:31   #3
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I'm looking to spray paint my gun (krylon) to better blend in. But I'm not quite sure yet. Your thoughts?
Krylon works great and weathers easily, if you ever plan on selling your gun and want top dollar or least a fair price don't paint it.
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Old January 14th, 2018, 11:29   #4
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Do it - breaks up the outline during the day and reduces the shine of certain materials tremendously under nightvision. IMO looks good too but that is obviously personal preference. Has not materially affected resale value for me personally.
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Old January 14th, 2018, 16:03   #5
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Just keep in mind that if it comes time to sell. A painted gun will never bring in the price of a compatible gun that is not painted. On that note. Has anyone tried using plastidip as a non permanent pain solution?
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Old January 14th, 2018, 16:20   #6
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I typically like the look of painted guns. Of course some look better than others and some are just fugly, it's all subjective of course. As far as resale (which may or may not factor into your consideration), I don't think it'll hurt the value as much as it will limit your potential clientele.
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Old January 15th, 2018, 09:43   #7
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Just keep in mind that if it comes time to sell. A painted gun will never bring in the price of a compatible gun that is not painted. On that note. Has anyone tried using plastidip as a non permanent pain solution?
I've never had an issue selling a painted blaster
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Old January 15th, 2018, 11:18   #8
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Painted guns are awesome, especially if you make them look like below:


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Old January 15th, 2018, 14:16   #9
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WELL painted guns look good. If you're doing it for the first time or are not skilled in painting it will definitely influence a person's decision. So it would be best to get it done by a pro or have it powder coated, anodized, w.e. for the best look and resale value.
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Old January 15th, 2018, 14:34   #10
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Practice on a piece of wood with different patterns and layering techniques. Lots of youtube videos with how-to's.
Check out Montactical Youtube Tutorials

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Old January 18th, 2018, 23:27   #11
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Painted guns are best. Especially if they are painted like real military rifles and not like a kid toy seen in a video game.

Properly worn paint add value. (sentimental at least.)
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Old January 20th, 2018, 17:20   #12
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I just paint my gun. I don’t tend to paint everything separate. It will look off if you’re doing a pattern. Also prevents from build up and reassembly issues.

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