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#6330827 - 06/10/16 08:32 PM Rattle can AR paint jobs
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Think Im gonna rattle can an AR this weekend just for the heck of it. Anyone have examples? Was thinking of 1st layer using FDE then use some sort of leaves or grass as a stencil for a second color.

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#6330841 - 06/10/16 08:43 PM Re: Rattle can AR paint jobs [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Here is my SBR I did in multicam, didn't really like how it turned out. On top the multicam camo looks good but by itself I didn't really like it so I got it cerakoted burnt bronze much happier.



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#6330853 - 06/10/16 08:55 PM Re: Rattle can AR paint jobs [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Looks good.

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#6330898 - 06/10/16 09:39 PM Re: Rattle can AR paint jobs [Re: jeepercreeper]
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KRoyal, that looks really cool. I was thinking about something a little less effort with 1-2 colors. 4-5 color multi-cam looks tough.

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#6330900 - 06/10/16 09:43 PM Re: Rattle can AR paint jobs [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Originally Posted By: jeepercreeper
KRoyal, that looks really cool. I was thinking about something a little less effort with 1-2 colors. 4-5 color multi-cam looks tough.


Appreciate it, I got some stencils off eBay which saved a lot of time cutting those out of painters tape. Think it was 7 different colors including the clear. Was a biatch lol.
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#6330965 - 06/10/16 11:10 PM Re: Rattle can AR paint jobs [Re: jeepercreeper]
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KRoyal, I like that a lot. How long did it take all together?

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#6330977 - 06/10/16 11:55 PM Re: Rattle can AR paint jobs [Re: patriot07]
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KRoyal, I like that a lot. How long did it take all together?


Got it done over the course of one weekend. Several layers to let dry and a ton of prep probably spent a whole 10 minutes actually painting lol.
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#6331083 - 06/11/16 08:38 AM Re: Rattle can AR paint jobs [Re: jeepercreeper]
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How do you prep it before you paint it?
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#6331174 - 06/11/16 10:16 AM Re: Rattle can AR paint jobs [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Clean it very very well and when you think you're done clean it some more lol. Then once it's clean degrease it with brake cleaner and make sure the brake cleaned completely dries. then lay down two colors in thin coats, wait for them to dry and repeat for a second coat. Make sure it is completely dry and start the taping process. Lay down another 2 colors in 2-3 coats waiting for each coat to dry. Tape a lot more and do the last two colors. Wait for it to fully dry and put a matte clear on it in 3-4 coats but keep it thin as possible. Only thing I didn't do was probably maybe wet sand it which would probably made it turn out better.
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#6331291 - 06/11/16 12:30 PM Re: Rattle can AR paint jobs [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Mine aint gonna be pretty but it wont be black!! $400 AR so not worried if it turns out bad

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#6331292 - 06/11/16 12:31 PM Re: Rattle can AR paint jobs [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Got a couple of layers painted: brown and some OD. Next im gonna use grass as a stencil and paint remainder in FDE.

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#6331389 - 06/11/16 02:14 PM Re: Rattle can AR paint jobs [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Get some fish net stockings and stretch over it as well. Makes a nice honey comb pattern.
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#6331439 - 06/11/16 03:46 PM Re: Rattle can AR paint jobs [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Did you spray the buffer tube or no??
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#6331441 - 06/11/16 03:48 PM Re: Rattle can AR paint jobs [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Also I can see you took the stock and grip off. Did you separate the upper and lower before you painted? If you can shoot me a pm, I'm going to do this to mine just don't want to mess it up
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#6331444 - 06/11/16 03:54 PM Re: Rattle can AR paint jobs [Re: jeepercreeper]
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I did spray the buffer tube, that's the biggest part that gummed up afterward. Make absolutely sure they paint has cured before you put anything back on. It would have also slid on and off better had I wet sanded it. Leave the upper and lower together along with the rail attached so that the pattern all blends together. When you put the stencils on some will cover both upper and lower receiver. Plus the blending/fading from one color to the next of the multicam pattern they need to be all one unit.
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