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Link Posted: 9/26/2008 8:31:08 PM EDT
[#1]
Link Posted: 9/29/2008 3:32:52 PM EDT
[#2]
To mask odd shapes or small areas like letters you can coat it with rubber cement. Let the cement dry, paint, and then peel off the cement once the paint has dried a bit.

Also a lot of stores are selling small bales of hay right now, which may give a more random effect than the uniform thickness of the broom straw.
Link Posted: 10/3/2008 9:41:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: jakeb2008] [#3]
well i think im gonna jump on the pine straw band wagon. I wanted a scene for my beat up wasr10 and thanks to bjwar i have found one.
im going with the darker look. ill be putting down OD as a base with tan and a bit of brown for the effect.

thanks for the great camo idea bjwar.

ill post pics as i go along

BEFORE:
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 2:13:04 AM EDT
[#4]

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
i49.photobucket.com/albums/f276/va-gunnut/Gunsnstuff/camo1b.jpg

i49.photobucket.com/albums/f276/va-gunnut/Gunsnstuff/camo1a.jpg
Dang that turned out nice. Mine is ok for a first try I guess but I want it darker.





Going to go back with more green
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:01:46 AM EDT
[#5]
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 10:39:03 AM EDT
[#6]

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:

Originally Posted By emcs31089:

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
i49.photobucket.com/albums/f276/va-gunnut/Gunsnstuff/camo1b.jpg

i49.photobucket.com/albums/f276/va-gunnut/Gunsnstuff/camo1a.jpg
Dang that turned out nice. Mine is ok for a first try I guess but I want it darker.

farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/2938883856_61c15c403a.jpg?v=0

farm4.static.flickr.com/3212/2938038001_a7d3f089e8.jpg?v=0

Going to go back with more green



Thx!

I think your rifle looks great. From the pic of your rifle outside, it looks like you got a good color combination for your area.
Thanks! I was pleasantly surprised by how easy and cheap this was to do...Paint cost 12$ from walmart and did this in an hour. Pretty nifty
Link Posted: 10/23/2008 9:52:00 AM EDT
[#7]
This looks awesome.  What colors did you buy when you went to Wal*Mart?  I really like this look.
Link Posted: 10/23/2008 11:22:31 AM EDT
[#8]

Originally Posted By nimrod32:
This looks awesome.  What colors did you buy when you went to Wal*Mart?  I really like this look.
Assuming youre talking to me, Thanks! Its OD Green, Leather Brown, and Khaki I believe. Also I put a clear coat on top. So 4 x $2.97.
Link Posted: 10/23/2008 12:20:41 PM EDT
[#9]

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
i49.photobucket.com/albums/f276/va-gunnut/Gunsnstuff/camo1b.jpg
i49.photobucket.com/albums/f276/va-gunnut/Gunsnstuff/camo1a.jpg


Wow!  Looks awesome.  How does it look in your AO?  Any chance you could snap a pic of it in the woods/bush?  I suspect we share some of the same foilage and wonder how good the pine-straw would work for the jungles/vegetation of Virginia as opposed to something like a RealTree, woodland camo, or Swedish M90 patern.
Link Posted: 10/23/2008 1:41:49 PM EDT
[#10]
Link Posted: 11/3/2008 4:19:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: convict27] [#11]
First try...
Link Posted: 11/3/2008 4:49:15 AM EDT
[#12]
thread is full of win

Link Posted: 11/3/2008 2:04:58 PM EDT
[#13]
Got board and gave it a try I think it turned out ok but I won't like it when it scratches so I think I will be ordering some Duracoat and redo it.







Link Posted: 11/8/2008 2:40:55 PM EDT
[#14]
Final Pinestraw

Link Posted: 11/17/2008 3:17:55 AM EDT
[#15]
Some amazing pics in here guys, great work all around!  A quick question though:  I have an A2 buttstock I want to paint.  Is there any prep work to do like cleaning and priming or can I just spray some Krylon on the part I want to paint?
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 8:51:56 PM EDT
[#16]
Originally Posted By Brou-ha_82:
Some amazing pics in here guys, great work all around!  A quick question though:  I have an A2 buttstock I want to paint.  Is there any prep work to do like cleaning and priming or can I just spray some Krylon on the part I want to paint?


It kind of depends on how long you want it to last.  I degreased mine with brake cleaner because I was coating it with Norrell's and wanted it to last a good long while.  For Krylon, I would wipe it down with some alcohol and go to work.

FWIW - I've had good luck with my krylon lasting by "curing" the parts in my truck on warm days.  That might be kind of tough now that it is November but you might hang it in the oven on 100 degrees for several hours.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 10:11:58 PM EDT
[#17]
I'm about to try the pinestraw method on one of my ARs using Krylon.  I'd like to cover the suppressor too. How well (if it all) does krylon hold up to the heat of a suppressor?
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 12:45:32 AM EDT
[#18]
I have an all black Remington 700SPS I might try painting.  Remove the barrel/breach and just paint the stock.  Definitely need to practice first; I've never been too good at painting.

I have seen Durocoat (sp?) mentioned several times in here.  Is it anything special or just another brand of spray paint?
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 11:28:27 AM EDT
[#19]

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 10:08:16 AM EDT
[#20]
great job Bushc
Link Posted: 11/25/2008 3:45:08 PM EDT
[#21]
Durabake OD green and Parker (grey) were used over a Coyote Brown base.
This was my first attempt on a black rifle.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/gun01dogs4/030.jpg
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 7:41:52 PM EDT
[#22]
I'm thinking of a 3 tone green camo.  Forest green, dark green, and olive drab.  Before buying the paint from Brownells do you think the colors are too close?  I want something sutle but noticeable.  Also does it matter which color is your basecoat, light or dark?
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 1:16:55 AM EDT
[#23]
Originally Posted By downrivertrash:
I'm thinking of a 3 tone green camo.  Forest green, dark green, and olive drab.  Before buying the paint from Brownells do you think the colors are too close?  I want something sutle but noticeable.  Also does it matter which color is your basecoat, light or dark?


Personally, I like a light color for the base coat.  I've tried using dark first and the entire rifle came out very dark.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 10:20:58 AM EDT
[#24]
Thanks, next question Anybody use a flat urethane finish to protect the finish?
Link Posted: 1/7/2009 12:42:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: madmanmarz] [#25]

Link Posted: 1/14/2009 12:57:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: AndrewS] [#26]
I saw this thread and decided I just had to give it a try. Paint is Krylon Fusion Camouflage and I sprayed two layers of Krylon Matte Clear for a little bit of extra protection. I used the straw/needle sheddings from a neighbors tree. I have no idea what it is but it worked nicely. The needles made a mess of my desert landscaping so I was happy when he chopped it down a week or two ago but now I am not too sure. I didnt spend the time on it that you would if you really cared about the results because its just a 10/22 but I am shocked at how well it turned out. The camo pattern does a great job at hiding mistakes and shortcuts.

I thought some of the rifles posted here had too much brown for my liking so I tried for a 1 part black, 2 parts brown, and 4 parts olive combo. After the Khaki base coat I striped the rifle in the following order: 4-5 stripes brown, 7-8 stripes olive, a light olive mist over the whole thing, and then 3 stripes of black as a finishing touch. I varied my stripes in different directions across the length of the rifle and made a few V patterns close together so it wouldn't come out tiger striped and it worked great. I achieved my goal of not having the brown stand out but now I kinda wish there was more brown. Adding a few stripes of a lighter brown would really help. I might have to try that the next time. Any suggestions on what to use?


Link Posted: 1/14/2009 8:09:53 AM EDT
[#27]
Link Posted: 1/14/2009 11:16:03 AM EDT
[#28]
And fully assembled:

Link Posted: 1/14/2009 12:46:49 PM EDT
[#29]



That looks very nice.  How about some pics outside?

Great job...I like the black splotches.
Link Posted: 1/14/2009 3:26:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: AndrewS] [#30]
Originally Posted By bjwar10:



That looks very nice.  How about some pics outside?

Great job...I like the black splotches.


Still waiting for it to cure completely before I do anything with it. I just finished paint last night. I am in the desert so I really need more light brown in the pattern for it to be effective. It should do pretty good up at my buddy's cabin in Utah though. This was just my first test on a rifle stock that needed some work so even though it won't work great in my area it was still an improvement over the beatup finish that was on the stock. I might take it calling with me this weekend but it likely won't do well in my area. I am going to have to experiment a bit more on a piece of 2x4 or something to find a color combo that works a little better for me. Once I get a little better and find my colors I will probably step up to Duracoat and do my AR.
Link Posted: 1/16/2009 6:54:03 PM EDT
[#31]
Link Posted: 1/17/2009 1:47:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: fishy0689] [#32]
I got around to painting my cheapo chinese shotgun tonight, and here is what i ended up with (sorry about the cell phone pic, real cam died on me while I was on holidays)



oh, I used some random home depot rustoleum white, black, primer grey, and a bit of krylon camo olive.
Link Posted: 2/4/2009 8:22:51 PM EDT
[#33]
first attempt, a little too dark for my taste but, i really just wanted to attempt it. i know what i did wrong. so now i can paint some of my other ARs with the duracote or seracote



Link Posted: 2/7/2009 2:13:24 PM EDT
[#34]
I've been on the fence for a couple of years about doing this on a rifle and this thread made me go for it! Thanks to the OP for the advice and for the pictures from everyone else.

Started with this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/mtnmacucw/DSC01314.jpg

and then put down a couple of base coats:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/mtnmacucw/DSC01315.jpg

Now I was ready for the camo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/mtnmacucw/DSC01316.jpg

Finished product:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/mtnmacucw/DSC01322.jpg

Close-Up:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/mtnmacucw/DSC01323.jpg
Link Posted: 2/7/2009 6:14:58 PM EDT
[#35]
Originally Posted By yellowXJ:
I've been on the fence for a couple of years about doing this on a rifle and this thread made me go for it! Thanks to the OP for the advice and for the pictures from everyone else.

Started with this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/mtnmacucw/DSC01314.jpg

and then put down a couple of base coats:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/mtnmacucw/DSC01315.jpg

Now I was ready for the camo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/mtnmacucw/DSC01316.jpg

Finished product:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/mtnmacucw/DSC01322.jpg

Close-Up:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/mtnmacucw/DSC01323.jpg


Good looking job...thanks for posting.
Link Posted: 2/8/2009 1:18:08 PM EDT
[#36]
tag for pics
Link Posted: 2/9/2009 4:25:34 PM EDT
[#37]
Originally Posted By fishy0689:
I got around to painting my cheapo chinese shotgun tonight, and here is what i ended up with (sorry about the cell phone pic, real cam died on me while I was on holidays)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/fishy0689/n514597568_1429706_6604.jpg

oh, I used some random home depot rustoleum white, black, primer grey, and a bit of krylon camo olive.


I've got that same TV!!

Link Posted: 2/14/2009 1:57:59 PM EDT
[#38]
Here is one i did last summer, but didnt have a digital camera at that time.
Its an old marlin semi that i picked up on the cheap.




i'm happy with it, though the gun is really too small for me, so i might of load it to a coworker for his kid.  

thanks bjwar
Link Posted: 2/14/2009 7:50:39 PM EDT
[#39]
I had to try it.




Looks blue in the pic but it is grey. I think i am gonna do about everything i own
Link Posted: 2/25/2009 7:45:11 PM EDT
[#40]
Originally Posted By loon_138:
Here is one i did last summer, but didnt have a digital camera at that time.
Its an old marlin semi that i picked up on the cheap.
http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww280/loon_138/100_0150.jpg
http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww280/loon_138/100_0152.jpg
http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww280/loon_138/100_0151.jpg

i'm happy with it, though the gun is really too small for me, so i might of load it to a coworker for his kid.  

thanks bjwar


Don't mention it...
Link Posted: 3/16/2009 9:03:47 PM EDT
[#41]
I did this to a couple of guns I own. After everything dries and I clear coat them, they seem to have a rough feel to them. Is there a way to make them smoother without ruining the finish?
Link Posted: 3/17/2009 11:46:13 AM EDT
[#42]
I've heard of guys taking a very fine (I think 000) steel wool and lightly running it across the surface, etc. It doesn't take off much material, but smooths it out a bit. Whatever you do, I'd do it lightly. Just my .02
Link Posted: 3/22/2009 9:42:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Wormydog1724] [#43]
Here is my Remington R-15 VTR.. Its already camo except for the barrel, buffer tube, and my scope and scope mount. Saw this thread and got a major hard on. Tried it yesterday. Not perfect but it'll work. The flash or the lighting in my room makes the colors look really off. Probably take these pics off and replace with some outdoor pics soon.  Also did the matte clear coat. Great idea and thanks for the tutorial!

Before:
Go Cowboys!



After:





ETA:


On the back side of the shell deflector thing, the camo job was rubbed off down to the original finish, so i just used some krylon to patch it up.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 7:30:16 PM EDT
[#44]
Originally Posted By yellowXJ:
I've been on the fence for a couple of years about doing this on a rifle and this thread made me go for it! Thanks to the OP for the advice and for the pictures from everyone else.

Started with this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/mtnmacucw/DSC01314.jpg

and then put down a couple of base coats:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/mtnmacucw/DSC01315.jpg

Now I was ready for the camo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/mtnmacucw/DSC01316.jpg

Finished product:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/mtnmacucw/DSC01322.jpg

Close-Up:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/mtnmacucw/DSC01323.jpg


Looks very nice. I've got a Rem. 700 SPS-V that I think I'm going to paint the stock on it.
Link Posted: 4/5/2009 1:49:15 PM EDT
[#45]
Here is my attempt on my Browning A-Bolt 22-250

I decided to refinish my 22-250 here are a bunch of pics. Good Bad and Ugly comments Accepted. Thanks

Before
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/geronimo505/SD530063.jpg

Then I disassemble the rifle and degreased it.
Rinsed it with soap and taped it up.

Khaki Base Coat
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/geronimo505/SD530069.jpg

Pine Needle Camo
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/geronimo505/SD530071.jpg

Second Color Pine Needle
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/geronimo505/SD530072.jpg

Finished Product
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/geronimo505/SD530083.jpg
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/geronimo505/SD530094.jpg

Howling Coyote
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/geronimo505/SD530100.jpg

Products
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/geronimo505/SD530079.jpg

Link Posted: 4/5/2009 1:54:43 PM EDT
[#46]
Here is my attempt on my Browning A-Bolt 22-250

I decided to refinish my 22-250 here are a bunch of pics. Good Bad and Ugly comments Accepted. Thanks

Before
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/geronimo505/SD530063.jpg

Then I disassemble the rifle and degreased it.
Rinsed it with soap and taped it up.

Khaki Base Coat
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/geronimo505/SD530069.jpg

Pine Needle Camo
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/geronimo505/SD530071.jpg

Second Color Pine Needle
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/geronimo505/SD530072.jpg

Finished Product
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/geronimo505/SD530083.jpg
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/geronimo505/SD530094.jpg
Howling Coyote
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/geronimo505/SD530100.jpg

Products
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/geronimo505/SD530079.jpg

Link Posted: 4/5/2009 5:03:51 PM EDT
[#47]
Originally Posted By GameEarGabe:
Here is my attempt on my Browning A-Bolt 22-250

I decided to refinish my 22-250 here are a bunch of pics. Good Bad and Ugly comments Accepted. Thanks




A job well done...I like the coyote.
Link Posted: 4/17/2009 3:14:06 PM EDT
[#48]
I finally got done with the pinestraw camo job and the Duracoat clear on the 450 Bushmaster,
here she is before


With the Duracoat FDE base coat


Here is a pic after the pinestraw camo job, Duracoat again, Woodland Green/OD mix, Snow Gray, Bengal Brown, Bengal Brown with black added and Black


and outside in it's element


It didnt turn out bad at all, the pinestraw camo scheme is so very easy to do!
Link Posted: 4/17/2009 8:25:13 PM EDT
[#49]
Link Posted: 4/17/2009 9:23:50 PM EDT
[#50]
Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
Very nice job!


+1

I've been thinking about touching up my AR10 and adding some color...
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