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4/1/2020 6:58:51 AM
Posted: 11/17/2008 7:01:12 PM EDT
Can i paint a can ?
will it hold up ?

thanks
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 7:28:28 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/17/2008 7:30:05 PM EDT
i painted my .30 cal can with duracoat no problems thus far
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 7:36:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/17/2008 7:37:22 PM EDT by SHIVAN]
I used the some hi-temp header paint from an auto store:



Here's why I had to paint it:

Link Posted: 11/17/2008 8:52:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 5:12:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 5:28:44 AM EDT
If you duracoat, can you still read the engraved info on the can?
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 5:37:08 AM EDT

Norrell's is holding up good on mine...but then again I'm not known for mag dumps.

Link Posted: 11/18/2008 6:22:39 AM EDT
yea thats not a problem
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 6:34:24 AM EDT
The black "header paint" is holding up Ok.  It's gotten hot enough to where I could not touch the can with a leather work glove on for more then a second, and it still looks about as pictured.

Considering the stock finish did what it did in the Vickers class (pictured above), this is cheap reformulation for me to get it black again.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 2:40:22 PM EDT
My concern would be that the ATFE might consider this "hiding" the serial number. I guess you could just mask that off, though.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 3:41:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RyJones:
My concern would be that the ATFE might consider this "hiding" the serial number. I guess you could just mask that off, though.


Look at mine, you can still read all the letters perfectly fine.  The smudge is done in photoshop on the serial number...

Otherwise you can read M4-2000, and everything else perfectly clearly.  ATF would end up paying for thier case in court, as well as the defendant.  100% chance it would fail.

Link Posted: 11/18/2008 11:53:57 PM EDT
normal Krylon works 4 me.. just touch up/change when needed..
weren't built to be show cans..
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:17:36 AM EDT
excellent reply's...
i don't think there would be any problem..serial number looks clear and defined.

what kind of holster is that for your side arm ? looks good , doesn't ride to low.
nice rig also.

doesn't duracoat and others need to be cured ? and sprayed with a spray gun ?


Link Posted: 11/19/2008 6:29:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BSOG1:what kind of holster is that for your side arm ? looks good , doesn't ride to low.
nice rig also.


Safariland 6004-5340-121, however I am not sure that is the exact model I have on since mine has the 6004-10 leg shroud for the factory single leg buckle as you see.  I had to call Safariland directly to figure out the model number I wanted.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:26:20 PM EDT
Here is what tan krylon looks like after 2 days and 1700 rounds......

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:35:02 PM EDT
I rattle caned mine.....it held up well till me and Bookhound baked it off
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:04:57 PM EDT
the funny thing is you Boys painted your cans Tan and stuff....

im getting the Knight's can that is Factory Tan...and want to paint it Black. lol
i think they look great painted, even with a little worn off.

maybe ill just leave it for now. its kinda a Natural color.
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