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#1851859 - 02/20/11 07:34 PM Best Paint for gun plastic?
Chris_Brice Offline
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Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 1579
Loc: Iowa
I have a Ruger MKII 22/45 that I'm wanting to paint the grip frame on. I've done the krylon thing in the past on long guns and it doesn't have near the longevity I require for this project. So whats the best I can do. Don't care if it takes a while to dry, requires some heating (heat lamps? Remember it's plastic) or if it is toxic as all get out laugh but I want it to be durable. Very durable .Also don't know if this counts for anything but I don't want a rubbery feel either.

Thanks much,
CB

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#1852048 - 02/20/11 09:59 PM Re: Best Paint for gun plastic? [Re: Chris_Brice]
Mapes Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 1096
Loc: Michigan, USA
I did the camo rustoleum on my ruger mk2 and its holding good
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#1852187 - 02/20/11 11:32 PM Re: Best Paint for gun plastic? [Re: Mapes]
BLUE_CAN Offline
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Registered: 04/01/08
Posts: 201
Loc: MISSOURI
Chris,

scuff the parts with some sandpaper or a dremel tool and wire brush. Then use the a flat all surface, or universal paint as a primer. It will hold better and chip less than your standars spray paint. Good luck
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#1852236 - 02/21/11 12:11 AM Re: Best Paint for gun plastic? [Re: BLUE_CAN]
pahntr760 Offline
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Registered: 05/06/09
Posts: 12123
Loc: Osan, ROK
The fusion paints stick well. So does that rustolem universal stuff. Get some and apply light coats. Then cover with matte clear.
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#1852264 - 02/21/11 12:50 AM Re: Best Paint for gun plastic? [Re: pahntr760]
getfoxy Offline
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Registered: 07/06/05
Posts: 9632
Loc: USA
+1 for fusion.

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#1852280 - 02/21/11 01:37 AM Re: Best Paint for gun plastic? [Re: getfoxy]
nuketheyote243 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/11
Posts: 136
Loc: Indiana
What about Gunkote?
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#1852286 - 02/21/11 01:50 AM Re: Best Paint for gun plastic? [Re: nuketheyote243]
W. Chad Shultz Offline
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Registered: 03/18/10
Posts: 862
Loc: Winifred Montana
I agree Krylon fusion and matte clear coat. Its the best combination Ive found. I have done around 40 como, spider web paint jobs for guys now and zero complaints so it must be holding up well. Mine show no usage signs yet.
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#1852304 - 02/21/11 02:57 AM Re: Best Paint for gun plastic? [Re: W. Chad Shultz]
nuketheyote243 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/11
Posts: 136
Loc: Indiana
Ya know, this thread should have been started before I painted my Savage tonight wink

I did rough it up, clean it and not handle it before painting. Used Krylon indoor/outdoor textured paint.

Used it before on wood stocks, shot clear over it, worked very well.

Did camo paint the Savage last week, but some chipped off and I just made a kydex cheepiece for it so scuffed it some more and decided to change the color.

Can says to recoat in 1 hr or wait 48 hrs. I'm going by the book on this one, to see if it does make a difference.

It's sitting by my PC right now and man the urge to handle it, shoot more paint........is a bit much.

Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!


Edited by nuketheyote243 (02/21/11 02:58 AM)
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#1852578 - 02/21/11 11:47 AM Re: Best Paint for gun plastic? [Re: nuketheyote243]
cbass16 Offline
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Registered: 12/09/09
Posts: 1510
Loc: USA
Cerakote adheres surprisingly well to plastic when it's prepped properly. I did the stock on my AR 2 years ago and had mild scratches on a couple corners. The problem with rattle can paint is that the oil from your face or hands will eventually start to break it down, and it will be come sticky and not fun to hold onto.

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#1852738 - 02/21/11 01:45 PM Re: Best Paint for gun plastic? [Re: cbass16]
NFG Offline
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Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 72
Loc: USA
I've used Fusion Plstic spray paints on several NEF plastic stocks. After about 2 years of use on my fav 6mmBR it is still hard, relatively easy to clean, and fairly scratch resistant. I am one "oily" dude and oil/dirt builds up one ANYTHING/EVERYTHING I touch. I am happy with how Fusion has worked.

I've also used Aluma-Hyde on several wood and plastic stocks, receiver/barrels/bolts/scopes and aluminum parts. It also works great, but everything gets dinged up so you need to touch up every now and then.

I will be trying Cerakote on my new projects when I can get the right colors...the exotic colors look so cool...purple, yellow, blue, red...if my 220 Swift project won't take the rats out, the colors will scare them to death. Hahahaha

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#1852783 - 02/21/11 02:25 PM Re: Best Paint for gun plastic? [Re: NFG]
nuketheyote243 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/11
Posts: 136
Loc: Indiana
3 coats of clear over the Krylon, couldn't wait. Did learn a while back if using the textured to keep it thin, as a buildup will compress (like where bipods attach) and leave a shiny spot.

I usually have a camo scheme that incorporates black, so any scratches on synth stocks get left alone, just adds more "pattern".

Used to tape stuff off, do neat tiger stripe stuff and other....now that I'm older and more lazy I just fog it, darkest next to lightest. Good enough for who it's for wink
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#2834215 - 05/25/15 11:09 PM Re: Best Paint for gun plastic? [Re: Chris_Brice]
cardsfanbj Offline
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Registered: 05/25/15
Posts: 1
Loc: Missouri
Has anybody tried it with Plasti Dip spray? I like the feel of it on the (metal) tools I've sprayed it on, but I'm not entirely sure how it'd work with a synthetic stock.

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#2834351 - 05/26/15 03:20 PM Re: Best Paint for gun plastic? [Re: Chris_Brice]
shelton573 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 1314
Loc: SE Missouri
I have used Brownells alumahyde II on a shotgun but only on the metal and it is holding up AWESOME. I have never used it on plastic but Brownells recommends it for painting gun stocks so it might be worth a shot.

Shelton
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#2834391 - 05/26/15 04:49 PM Re: Best Paint for gun plastic? [Re: Chris_Brice]
sandy hicks Offline
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Registered: 03/19/15
Posts: 3186
Loc: southeast texas
I have found that the self etching primer from the auto stores will stick real well to the synthetics.
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#2834408 - 05/26/15 05:57 PM Re: Best Paint for gun plastic? [Re: Chris_Brice]
JTPinTX Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 1123
Loc: Wellington, TX
I spray Cerakote on plastic all the time. On Glock frames I use the thermal cure and bake for 3 hours at 175 degrees. Or you can use the air cure Cerakote too. It is good, but the thermal cure is better.

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