Rattle can paint job

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Rattle can paint job

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Post by 74novaman » Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:05 pm

Picked up a used Geissele MK 4 rail a while back. First owner had worn down the finish to make it look "battle worn", second owner spray painted it grey to cover up first guys....artistry. Because it was spray painted, I got a great deal on it.

And since it was already spray painted, I figured I should throw it onto a cheap old PSA build and try my hand at a rattle can paint job since I've never done one.

Degreased and taped off the muzzle and optic.

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Went with the only three colors of flat krylon Lowes carries in my area: tan, green, dark brown

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Used light tan for the base coat (easier to put dark on light than the other way around for later coats).

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Grabbed some handy weeds from the backyard.

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Green for the second layer, sprayed over the weeds.

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Dark brown for the third layer with weeds held at a different angle.

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Final product on green grass in the shade:

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And in brown grass in direct sunlight:

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Before and after:

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Pretty easy project, glad I picked up a used rail that encouraged me to just try it myself.
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Post by flechero » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:01 pm

It would be invisible in my "yard" in direct sunlight. :lol:


In all seriousness, nice job! Looks better than most camo'd guns I've seen!

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Post by puma guy » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:11 pm

Please post some photos of the "after" paint job.
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Post by striker55 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:22 pm

Nice job!

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Post by 74novaman » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:26 pm

puma guy wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Please post some photos of the "after" paint job.
Huh?
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Post by troglodyte » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:48 pm

I have done the same with several of my beater guns. It turns out pretty good and with a little wear it just makes it better.
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Post by E10 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:31 pm

Looks great, but what happens when you drop it the the woods and can’t find it?

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:55 pm

E10 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:31 pm
Looks great, but what happens when you drop it the the woods and can’t find it?
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Post by n5wmk » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:43 am

puma guy wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Please post some photos of the "after" paint job.
"rlol" I see what you did there, Puma Guy!

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Post by Excaliber » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:25 am

Nice work!!
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Post by 74novaman » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:39 am

troglodyte wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:48 pm
I have done the same with several of my beater guns. It turns out pretty good and with a little wear it just makes it better.
I’ll probably experiment a couple more times with cheap builds, and if I like the results it might be time to rattle can the nice SBR.
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Post by LDP » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:13 am

Looks nice. Wanna do mine next? :coolgleamA:

FWIW, every thread with pictures of someone's firearm should end with "then I lost it in a boating accident".
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Post by AndyC » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:14 pm

I like that paint-job a lot :thumbs2: :thumbs2: :thumbs2:
74novaman wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:26 pm
puma guy wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Please post some photos of the "after" paint job.
Huh?
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Post by powerboatr » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:00 pm

WOW. for a few bucks you made a huge difference and like you said, it was done before.

very good imo . the local foliage was a nice trick :hurry:
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Post by puma guy » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:29 pm

74novaman wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:26 pm
puma guy wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Please post some photos of the "after" paint job.
Huh?
Joking. Inferring I can't see the finished product.
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