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Posted: 2/12/2006 7:53:35 PM EDT
Thanks to Stickman for the great tutorial!! Here's a few pics of some of my first attempts. Tell me whatcha think....

Norell's Tan with Flat Black Norell's in the engraving

Norell's OD Green and Flat Black

Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:06:09 PM EDT
That smith looks bad ass, good job.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:29:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:43:17 PM EDT
That means a lot coming from you Stickman!! I have been wanting to do that 686 like this for several years. I think S&W had a short production run very similair to it. I've done 4 GLOCK slides but have had some minor problems with wear in the metal to metal contact areas so I think I'm going to have to adjust what I spray to avoid problems in the future.

All things considered I'm loving the Norell's!!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:48:24 PM EDT
Looks good! Let us know how that cylinder holds up to being cycled!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:04:01 PM EDT
the two tone looks great on both items!!!

makes me wanna paint something!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:11:25 PM EDT
I love the looks of both items! Very nice work!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:30:40 PM EDT
How'd you keep the lettering black on the AR reciever? They both look great!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:45:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:56:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 53vortec:
How'd you keep the lettering black on the AR reciever? They both look great!

stated in his post...

Norell's Tan with Flat Black Norell's in the engraving

probably used a brush or something to fill the lettering after the tan.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:59:35 AM EDT
I really like the look of the SW. Great work
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:29:42 AM EDT
very nice!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:49:30 AM EDT
Wow - both pieces look great!

I'm not usually a fan of filling in the roll marks\lettering but that Tan with black lettering looks awesome. I see these threads and it makes me want to paint one of mine but the problem is I like the black too damn much and going back is too much work.

Yours look sweet though. Thanks for the pics!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:26:29 AM EDT
Nice job !!!!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:19:43 AM EDT

What do you mean? Did you do the barrels, or just the slide?

I didn't have any black at the time so I just sprayed the the slides. I applied the Norell's to the entire slide including the underside, rail slots, breechface, etc.. A friend testfired my G36 and said it the finish started to wear on the breechface, inner portion of the ejection port, and inside the slot for the extractor. I figure I'll only refinish the exterior portions of the slide from now on to eliminate some of those problems.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:23:11 AM EDT
To fill in the engraving/rollmarks:

I finished the lower in tan first. After it cooled I used a very small ball syrnige type doohickie to apply the least amount of black over the letters as possible and let it air dry. I then used MEK on a paper towel to lightly wipe away any excess. Once it was all cleaned up I baked it again to cure the black.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:08:31 AM EDT
Very nice work
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:51:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 9:16:00 AM EDT
That's what I was thinking. It started wearing after 40 rounds or so which was a little quicker than I expected but I didn't blast the GLOCK slides before I sprayed them. Maybe I should?
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:23:29 AM EDT
Very Nice, I love the Smith.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:30:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By High_Power:
That smith looks bad ass, good job.

Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:17:19 PM EDT
really nice work. congrats on a job well done.

you've motivated me to try it!

-septic tank
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:53:50 PM EDT
Thanks everyone for the compliments!!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:01:44 PM EDT
Now lets see if you can hit anything with that sex mother......
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:05:22 PM EDT
I assume you sandblasted the SS on the 686 before spraying? Curious how well the Norrels will hold up on SS?
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:06:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By phylodog:
Thanks everyone for the compliments!!

what's the significance of "phylodog" - what does it mean?

you probably have mine figured out - i'm full of shit...
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:07:25 PM EDT
Looks Great
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:08:54 PM EDT
very sweet. How hard was it to do?
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:01:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 3:02:00 PM EDT by r4nger]
That S&W looks killer!

I keep seeing all these awesome Norrels threads...I'm gonna have to try it out.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:20:28 PM EDT
The Smith rocks.

I'm green with envy.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:21:35 PM EDT
I blasted the 686 with 90 grit aluminum oxide prior to spraying it.

And this....

Is Phylo. The dog.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:07:52 AM EDT
Very very nicely done!


Cute dog too!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:43:50 AM EDT
Both look great!
I dont like the color of the AR, just not my style, but I will say it looks GREAT!
The S&W looks really good too!

I wish I had the balls to mess with my guns... but I kind of like the black look!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:44:40 AM EDT
Really nice job! I'm thinking of painting my upper and lower with a colt grey. What are you going to do with the trigger, ends of pins, bolt release, mag release, etc.?

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:47:47 AM EDT
I'm planning to do the stripped upper and FF rail system tan. I plan to do all of the exposed parts, barrel & stock black.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:50:14 AM EDT
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