krylon paint or hydro dipped guns

Discussion in 'The Armory' started by Deez-67, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Deez-67

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    I spent hours going through this thread the other day and now I'm thinking about painting or dipping my SKS. What are you thoughts on this? and if you have done any paint jobs or dip jobs post them up.

    This thread has some bad ass work in it.
    http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=5102

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  2. Deez-67

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    Some of these guys work is bad ass

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  3. blacks197

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    Here is some of ours
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  4. Roadracer350

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    Bad Ass work! We used Krylon and Palm fronds for ours
     
  5. Bodam

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    I've done both Durocoat and CeraKote.

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  6. jewc75

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    How hard is it to duracoat?
     
  7. Deez-67

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    ^ yeah this...

    It looks great. Also how well does it hold up?
     
  8. Deez-67

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    Problem with Dipping is there isn't much choices in prints... Correct me if I'm wrong but I see the same ones over and over.
     
  9. blacks197

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    There is probably 500-1000 different prints. You see the same ones because they are the most popular. You can take some of the more popular ones and change up the base coat or clears to change the overall.

    Duracoat isn't super hard. Just like any paint material it all comes down to how well you prep the piece and how you lay it down. The entire upper receiver/barrel of my sks I duracoated a matte black color


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  10. blacks197

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    The only problem i have with duracoat is if you want a pattern similar to a dipped piece you have to use multiple colors and spend a bunch of time laying out the design. Then if you ever add a piece to that weapon you want to do the same it's much harder to repeat the original. Dipping will have the same effect so long as the base coat is the same as before. So the advantage is repeatability.


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  11. Bodam

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    Durocoat is pretty easy. I aribrush it on. Very thin coats.

    It all comes down to the prep. Use acetone and a decent media blaster to prep your parts, and it's basically just spray it on and let it dry. CeraKote is much more involved. You have to bake it, etc.

    Durocoat has decent durability. But again, prep is gonna effect it. If you thrash your shit, you are gonna scratch the coating. But if you take care of your stuff, it's plenty durable. And for $17 a color, it's affordable to play around with.
     
  12. Deez-67

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    right on... Don't get me wrong I love the idea of it. It's easy affordable and like you said you can duplicate it. Why can't I come up with my own print or can I?
     
  13. Deez-67

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    just like any kind of painting... Prep prep prep... hu?
     
  14. Bodam

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    yup. Not saying there isn't a little skill to it. You need to be able to spray properly, but it's pretty easy and a fun project to do.

    Doing 2 AR's next. Waiting on someone to make me some stencils
     
  15. blacks197

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    I'm looking at a few places that can do custom prints on a small scale. Usually a new pattern involves a couple thousand dollars due to the fact you have to buy 300m or more of that print.


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  16. Deez-67

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    Where do you get your stencils? or do you make them?
     
  17. Bodam

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    I was going to have a local girl make me some vinyl decals to use, but she flaked. I just made a post about it, but anyways, that's what I was gonna use.
     
  18. Deez-67

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    Whats material do you us as the stencil?

    My mother can make me custom vinyl stickers that I could use to make a stencil. I think I'm going to play around with this.
     
  19. Bodam

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    Can she make me a few if I send her pics? I was gonna use plain vinyl decals. I don't know how well they would work.

    But if she can make a few decals, I would be interested, PM me....
     
  20. Deez-67

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    you just have to find someone you know thats into cricut machine... They can cut vinyl

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