Predator Masters using UBB.threads ™ Infopop Corporation.
PM Gear Moon & Weather

Welcome to the Predator Masters Forums
Be sure to visit the main Predator Master website at





PM Gear
PM Gear
PM Gear
The Official Predator Masters Search Engine
Loading

Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 ... 10 11 >
Topic Options
#1221910 - 02/17/09 12:32 AM Camo Rifle Sponge Tutorial
rockinbbar Offline
Retired PM Staff

Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 10214
Loc: NM
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...p;vc=1&nt=2

Here's the cleaned up version.

Quote:

Finally got my M4 shooting the way I wanted!

When I first mounted the scope on it, it would group 2- 2 1/2" at 100.
I then went to work!

First I added a freefloat tube & installed it myself.
That helped! went to about MOA with that addition!

Next, the trigger was hard, grinding & horrible....I added a single stage RRA National Match that was a takeoff from another member here.
It worked wonders!
I took it out to the range & was getting 1 1/2" groups at 200 yards on a warm barrel....(can't beat that for a pick-up/calling rifle...)

OK, now that I have the rifle shooting well, & am probabaly finished with taking it apart, beyond fieldstripping for cleaning I decided it needed PAINT!

I hope this might help those that want to paint their AR, or stock on the bolt gun they deem needs it.
The terrain here is arid desert Southwest, so, I choose my colors with that in mind.
The paint I like is Rustoleum.
I use a glass cleaner to get all the oil off the surface to be painted. Make sure the surface is dry before starting.

I then tape off all the areas that I don't want paint on...scope numbers, buttpad, logos, etc. I used a flip-up set of caps set to the first ring on my Leupold to add contrast & protect the lens.


Next, I give the rifle the base coat. I used a textured Rustoleum "Sandstone" paint because it matches the terrain here & is very, very dull....

After getting coverage I want, I start applying the camo colors one at a time. I usually add 3 colors of the terrain to the basecoat for desired effect. In this case I used a grey, brown, & light green....Applied in that order.
I spray the color into a paper plate, then use artist sponges with the texture I want to apply the dipped paint to the rifle....



continued...




Quote:

Next, I add the green for the last color. I use it sparingly, as a little green goes a long way!

After allowing dry time, I spray the rifle with a clear, dull protective coat of clear Rustoleum. This protects the camo & adds durability for years of service. If you scratch it, just dab some color on with a Q-tip.!



And lastly, I pull off the taped areas that were covering my non-paint items.

As you can see, it is pretty effective camo for the area I hunt!




You can adjust the colors to suit your hunting conditions, season & terrain.

This is how the rifle started life with me...



After a little gunsmith & accurizing, this $570 bargain bin rifle has really impressed me with it's reliability & accuracy. I'd put it up against rifles costing more than twice what I have in it...

I hope the tutorial in paint helps those of you wanting to know how.

Any opinions you guys want to share with me is appreciated as well. Tell me what you think, or offer suggestions....

Thanks!

Barry




Edited by rockinbbar (02/19/09 11:48 AM)
_________________________
FoxPro FieldStaff
Benjamin Hunting ProStaff
Coyote Light Prostaff

Top
#1221911 - 02/18/09 01:02 AM Re: Camo Rifle Sponge Tutorial [Re: rockinbbar]
HardcoreSlot Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 09/07/08
Posts: 964
Loc: Spring Creek, Nevada
i think id be cool to see the outcome of some of the guns people have tried this on.

would it be ok if we posted our results in this thread?


COOL!
heres mine!





Edited by HardcoreSlot (02/18/09 03:31 AM)

Top
#1221912 - 02/18/09 01:44 AM Re: Camo Rifle Sponge Tutorial [Re: HardcoreSlot]
rockinbbar Offline
Retired PM Staff

Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 10214
Loc: NM
Sure! Go for it!
_________________________
FoxPro FieldStaff
Benjamin Hunting ProStaff
Coyote Light Prostaff

Top
#1221913 - 02/18/09 08:25 AM Re: Camo Rifle Sponge Tutorial [Re: HardcoreSlot]
apexpredator Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 73
Here are a couple I have done. All my rifles are done with Krylon Fusion, ultra flat camo colors, and a faux finish sponge. Enjoy the pics
Apex

















_________________________
When you are an Apex Predator, everything else is Prey.

Top
#1221914 - 02/18/09 01:07 PM Re: Camo Rifle Sponge Tutorial [Re: apexpredator]
Webopper Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 905
Loc: Buckeye, AZ
I notice that Barry and Apex did the barrels. Did you guys do any special prep for the barrels? The barrel I'm looking at doing is blued, and I've heard of people hitting it with some 400 or 600 wet/dry, but the thought of that really makes me nervous.

Top
#1221915 - 02/18/09 01:25 PM Re: Camo Rifle Sponge Tutorial [Re: Webopper]
rockinbbar Offline
Retired PM Staff

Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 10214
Loc: NM
I use a good glass cleaner to take off the oil from the bbl.

but in this case, the finish was matte on the barrel, so the paint sticks well.

A bright stainless barrel is a different story, and will require bead blasting or something to "rough-up" the finish some to stick well.
_________________________
FoxPro FieldStaff
Benjamin Hunting ProStaff
Coyote Light Prostaff

Top
#1221916 - 02/18/09 01:32 PM Re: Camo Rifle Sponge Tutorial [Re: rockinbbar]
apexpredator Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 73
I rough everything with 400 wet dry, and clean with rubbing alcohol, I am not trying to remove finish, just rough the surface so the paint can stick to the surface well.
Apex
_________________________
When you are an Apex Predator, everything else is Prey.

Top
#1221917 - 02/20/09 08:47 PM Re: Camo Rifle Sponge Tutorial [Re: apexpredator]
BUTCHER45 Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 679
Loc: Oregon
I just re-did mine with the sponge technique a few weeks ago, to better match the timber, and clear cuts I have been hunting. It was to lightly colored at first, and now it really blends in with the timber (picture was taken in the backyard, though).

The Rustoleum paints are very easy to work with.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x65/butcher45/Thickwoods014.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x65/butcher45/Thickwoods007.jpg
_________________________
BUTCHER45
"Treat me good, and I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, and I'll treat you worse." Sonny Barger
"When an animal dies quick there is no further argument." Veral Smith

Top
#1221918 - 02/21/09 10:56 PM Re: Camo Rifle Sponge Tutorial [Re: BUTCHER45]
knockemdown Offline
suburban redneck

Registered: 02/19/03
Posts: 4744
Loc: NY
I did my 25Wizzer...



and my 6x45...

Top
#1221919 - 02/24/09 05:41 PM Re: Camo Rifle Sponge Tutorial [Re: knockemdown]
copper Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 08/15/04
Posts: 215
Loc: OH
If I did that good of a job on mine I would lose my gun for sure.

Top
#1221920 - 02/24/09 08:41 PM Re: Camo Rifle Sponge Tutorial [Re: copper]
bigboar Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 12/22/08
Posts: 65
Loc: ontario
No kidding, Copper. A couple of years ago I simply wrapped some white electrical tape, in a none regular pattern, around a walnut stocked 223. I leaned the rifle against a tree for a minute or 3 and when I turned around it took me about 30 sec.s to find it. It was only about 5 steps away but the white pattern hid it against the white snow in the woods. Those jobs look splendid and I'm envious. Now you've tempted me. I think I'll try it with my 870 slug gun first to see how it turns out.

Top
#1221921 - 03/19/09 02:00 AM Re: Camo Rifle Sponge Tutorial [Re: bigboar]
Weston Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 579
Loc: Tucson AZ
Just got done painted the new shotgun, I followed this tutorial pretty closely. althought I did bigger patches with the sponge here it is done.



_________________________
Rest in peace Andy Hinds
---

Top
#1221922 - 03/19/09 10:22 PM Re: Camo Rifle Sponge Tutorial [Re: Weston]
knockemdown Offline
suburban redneck

Registered: 02/19/03
Posts: 4744
Loc: NY
Lookin good Weston!
Being that you like shooing off those ladders, maybe you could have painted the underside "sky blue" for a better camo effect for those coyotes looking up at ya

Top
#1221923 - 03/19/09 11:07 PM Re: Camo Rifle Sponge Tutorial [Re: knockemdown]
rockinbbar Offline
Retired PM Staff

Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 10214
Loc: NM
It does look great Weston!

Good Job!

Now...Go shoot something!
_________________________
FoxPro FieldStaff
Benjamin Hunting ProStaff
Coyote Light Prostaff

Top
#1221924 - 05/04/09 04:04 AM Re: Camo Rifle Sponge Tutorial [Re: rockinbbar]
TradBowBryce Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/08/07
Posts: 32
Loc: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Very Nice
_________________________
Give It Everything Or Nothing, Don't Halfway do Anything.....

Top
Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 ... 10 11 >



Moderator:  cbosshog79 

Forum Stats
47714 Members
83 Forums
284040 Topics
2686242 Posts

Max Online: 3771 @ 02/03/14 09:55 PM
Today's Birthdays
BiggMayn, brdeano, Courtgus, Foxman14, huntyotes, JW Stevens, lewis, NEYOTEMAN, rainshadow1, Rossier450r, simon_445, slack

© Predator Masters™, All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.