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#6175352 - 02/08/16 09:49 PM Will you pick on me if...
crankn101 Offline
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Registered: 07/04/07
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Will you pick on me if I paint my gun in a battle worn pattern?

I read that people talk smack with battle worn/distressed paint jobs anf was wondering if this is a real thing or what.

Opinions?

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#6175370 - 02/08/16 10:02 PM Re: Will you pick on me if... [Re: crankn101]
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Its a little goofy to me but if you like it thats all that matters

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#6175371 - 02/08/16 10:02 PM Re: Will you pick on me if... [Re: crankn101]
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Do what you want! Who gives a ratz azz what people say.
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#6175376 - 02/08/16 10:04 PM Re: Will you pick on me if... [Re: crankn101]
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I build guitars, and they call guitars made to look 50 years old "relic" finishes. Folks tend to be love/hate about it. Same thing with folks that buy blue jeans with holes in them already.

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#6175378 - 02/08/16 10:05 PM Re: Will you pick on me if... [Re: crankn101]
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Its still merica do as you please
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#6175384 - 02/08/16 10:07 PM Re: Will you pick on me if... [Re: crankn101]
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Doesn't matter what you do, there will always be someone that disagrees with it.
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#6175386 - 02/08/16 10:07 PM Re: Will you pick on me if... [Re: crankn101]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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I build guitars, and they call guitars made to look 50 years old "relic" finishes. Folks tend to be love/hate about it. Same thing with folks that buy blue jeans with holes in them already.

~5-10 years ago, when vintage guitars got crazy expensive, a lot of folks made relic guitars so guitarists would have the look of a vintage guitar with modern playability, reliability and at a fraction of the cost. Even top pro musicians have reliced or repro guitars. The guys that like shiny guitars absolutely hated relic gutiars and talked serious smack about players who liked relic guitars calling them all sorts of nasty things from posers to crooks. Personally, I liked the relic look on a guitar because with it preworn I didn't have to worry about cracks.

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#6175393 - 02/08/16 10:11 PM Re: Will you pick on me if... [Re: crankn101]
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I'd have to see it. If you made it look like a Bozo the Clown rifle i'd probably give you some ribbing over it. Nothing too mean though.

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#6175425 - 02/08/16 10:55 PM Re: Will you pick on me if... [Re: crankn101]
crankn101 Offline
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Thanks for the replies, pretty much what I was expecting. I was making sure because I dont want to be the "hipster" of the AR world.

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#6175426 - 02/08/16 10:57 PM Re: Will you pick on me if... [Re: tehachapi]
crankn101 Offline
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Originally Posted By: tehachapi
I'd have to see it. If you made it look like a Bozo the Clown rifle i'd probably give you some ribbing over it. Nothing too mean though.


Im fairly handy throwing some paint, not the best, but not bad.

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#6175436 - 02/08/16 11:15 PM Re: Will you pick on me if... [Re: crankn101]
TexasVine Offline
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Go for it unless you think there a chance of selling it or trading down the line.
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#6175481 - 02/09/16 06:06 AM Re: Will you pick on me if... [Re: crankn101]
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who cares what other people think. Do what makes you happy.
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#6176546 - 02/09/16 05:51 PM Re: Will you pick on me if... [Re: TexasVine]
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Originally Posted By: TexasVine
Go for it unless you think there a chance of selling it or trading down the line.


This. It may affect resale value if you ever decide to sell it, but if you plan on keeping it, it's your gun and you're free to do whatever you want (within the boundaries of the las)


Edited by AgentFail (02/09/16 05:51 PM)
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#6176589 - 02/09/16 06:21 PM Re: Will you pick on me if... [Re: crankn101]
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who is coating it for you?
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#6176592 - 02/09/16 06:23 PM Re: Will you pick on me if... [Re: crankn101]
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Do it. I used to care what people thought about what I did. I realized, who gives a S. My shield is color filled blue, I cut a .308 barrel down to 16". Just do what makes you happy. If anybody says anything, KMA.
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