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Link Posted: 5/19/2011 9:55:20 PM EDT
[#1]




Originally Posted By camoman33935:

is this the kind of natural sponge yall are using?



http://www.mywonderjar.com/images/NatYellow%205060-Y.jpg









That's the same sponge I used. Don't use the whole sponge. Cut it into 5 or 6 pieces, you just need a small piece for each color.



Bob
Link Posted: 5/26/2011 6:02:50 PM EDT
[#2]
The sponge I used for the AR I had was a "synthetic sea sponge" from Walmart that ran about $3. It was in the face wash section, and I just cut it up into 4 pieces. I did a pistol recently that I got some diffrerent pieces of sponge from Michaels craft store, but I liked the Walmart deal better.
Link Posted: 5/27/2011 10:38:52 PM EDT
[#3]
Originally Posted By thadbme:
The sponge I used for the AR I had was a "synthetic sea sponge" from Walmart that ran about $3. It was in the face wash section, and I just cut it up into 4 pieces. I did a pistol recently that I got some diffrerent pieces of sponge from Michaels craft store, but I liked the Walmart deal better.


Hey that's great info! I use to buy the sponges in the paint section at Walmart but they quit selling them a few months ago. I will look in HBA for the sponge your talking about. Thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 5/29/2011 12:34:25 PM EDT
[#4]
Its been a while since I posted or had time to work on my own guns.
Here is my Tacticool 10/22, I was trying to make it look like flecktarn.









Link Posted: 5/29/2011 4:26:35 PM EDT
[#5]


Mission accomplished!

Great looking paint job.
Link Posted: 6/1/2011 9:47:58 AM EDT
[#6]
Originally Posted By bjwar10:
Originally Posted By jrn156:
Its been a while since I posted or had time to work on my own guns.
Here is my Tacticool 10/22, I was trying to make it look like flecktarn.


Mission accomplished!

Great looking paint job.




+1

Link Posted: 6/3/2011 4:29:22 PM EDT
[#7]
I used alumahyde 2 this morning on my .338 win mag.   Turned out great.   Thanks for the idea.  Very impressive technique.   Best I've seen.  I'll post pictures when it's done curing.
Link Posted: 6/4/2011 5:36:51 PM EDT
[#8]
Been a long time since I took a peek in the Refinishing Forum.  Great technique.  Looks awesome.  
Link Posted: 6/8/2011 6:00:00 AM EDT
[#9]
Thanks, OP!

The Refinishing Forum (like other Tech Forums) never cease to a amaze me (and I mean that).

I have learned so much here from regular guys (and women!).

I must admit, I have to find a 'test' gun in my collection and try my luck with refinishing it. I am not sure what pattern I want to try, but when I do I will post pics!

It's forums like this on this board that makes my membership worthwhile.

Thanks again.

Be Safe.

Joe







Link Posted: 6/15/2011 11:05:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: GVShooter] [#10]
Here's my submission of a Multicam inspired sponge job. Came out ok, I actually practiced the scheme on MS paint if you can believe that. Paint is Krylon and some Rustoleum. Had to mix some of the paint on a paper plate before spongeing to get the right shades.





Link Posted: 6/16/2011 5:02:27 PM EDT
[#11]
Here is my contribution to the sponge tutorial thread.  I love this camo job.  So awesome.  It reminds me so much of ATACS.




Link Posted: 6/17/2011 9:23:44 AM EDT
[#12]
Great job.
That really does look like ATACS.
What colors did you use and in what order did you lay them down?
Link Posted: 6/17/2011 9:26:17 AM EDT
[#13]
Very cool I haven't tried to do sponge multicam yet. I also mix Rustoleum and Krylon because the Rustoleum has a wider choice of colors, to bad they dony make them all in flat.
Link Posted: 6/17/2011 9:27:45 AM EDT
[#14]
Very cool, but those masks are freaking me out.
Link Posted: 6/17/2011 10:17:34 PM EDT
[#15]
I layed down tan stripes, then brown stripes, then some od green small stripes with some spots.  I then sponged the Tan, then the brown, and then the green,  I then went back over and touched up with the Tan in certain spots to blend a little better.
Link Posted: 6/27/2011 8:45:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: dcs12345] [#16]
I am bored so I decided to paint my beat up AMD-65.  I am going to go with Krylon camo tan and OD green.  Pic to follow later, maybe this weekend.
Link Posted: 7/4/2011 5:23:20 PM EDT
[#17]
tried it out on my 870 before I go rattlecan a 2000 dollar AR






Link Posted: 7/10/2011 5:45:28 PM EDT
[#18]
I have to ask this cuz I didn't see it asked in this thread...
I would love to paint my M4 the only problem is I'm kinda scared to do it.. For a one major reason, when it's painted and I'm going to clean it will the solvent wash away the paint?  
I have painted a few guns for fun my small .22 plinker, BB Gun, my 1Gaugege, and my Airsoft gun.  They all came out great and look very clean I'm just wondering about the solvents?  

Thanks for your time...
Link Posted: 7/11/2011 11:24:32 AM EDT
[#19]
On the few RS guns I have done this on, I have yet to see an effect from the cleaners.  Iguess it can also depend on the paints used, I use Krylon and Rustoleum Camo paints exclusively for this.
Link Posted: 7/12/2011 9:27:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: dcs12345] [#20]
It is so damn hot right now that the spray paint dried just about instantly.  I would paint one side and wait about 5 min tops before flipping it over to paint the base layer on the other side.
Total time was maybe 30 min total for the whole project...
Tan base
OD stripes
Then sponged on tan/green over opposite color
Added a little brown
Finished with a little tan over spray to knock down the brown/green since I wanted it to be more tan-ish  


The color in real life is closer to the first pic, but the tan is less gray than the pics.


In person it blends in real well it the dry and green grass.
Link Posted: 7/13/2011 12:01:37 AM EDT
[#21]
Not quite camo, but sponge painting was the majority of it. These are for model 601 build. They will be painted green and weathered so this shows through in small spots.


Link Posted: 8/20/2011 8:51:10 PM EDT
[#22]
Alright finally got around to trying this and I love it


Link Posted: 8/20/2011 8:56:10 PM EDT
[#23]
I tried this out by following the tutorial plus an extra color to make a multicam inspired paint job. I tested it out on this bulky sks stock...I'm definitely gonna hit my AR with the same paint job, that is after I finish it.


Link Posted: 8/20/2011 9:57:58 PM EDT
[#25]
Link Posted: 8/21/2011 2:34:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: usarmysldr] [#26]
Originally Posted By DrPain762:
I tried this out by following the tutorial plus an extra color to make a multicam inspired paint job. I tested it out on this bulky sks stock...I'm definitely gonna hit my AR with the same paint job, that is after I finish it.
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6185/6063887032_1aa8bd698c_z.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6070/6063887890_0ea5697894_z.jpg


That looks sick, I definitely like the multicam.

I just did a base of the tan and used a sponge for the green and then did a really mist with the tan again to give it a duller look. I've gotta get another gun so I can try doing a multicam...just tell the wife









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Link Posted: 8/24/2011 5:41:03 PM EDT
[#27]
Before:


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Link Posted: 8/25/2011 7:03:57 AM EDT
[#28]
Link Posted: 8/25/2011 7:58:49 AM EDT
[#29]
Shitty day today, but i will see what i can do...
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 12:05:28 AM EDT
[#30]
Just got done with some sponge camo, I think it needs some od green. It is done in Cera-Kote Federal Brown and Coyote Brown. I tried to add camo green krylon but no go. The cera-kote is to flat and the krylon just soaked right in. The cell phone pics are crappy for some reason they look yellow.








yellowish color in the middle is the camera.





This color should blend in well this winter in the red oak of North Texas. I may get some OD green Cera-Kote and touch it up.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 7:06:48 AM EDT
[#31]
Originally Posted By usmc5593:
Just got done with some sponge camo, I think it needs some od green. It is done in Cera-Kote Federal Brown and Coyote Brown. I tried to add camo green krylon but no go. The cera-kote is to flat and the krylon just soaked right in. The cell phone pics are crappy for some reason they look yellow.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g208/usmc5593/2011-09-17094124-1.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g208/usmc5593/2011-09-28151504.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g208/usmc5593/2011-09-28161017.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g208/usmc5593/2011-09-29214310.jpg
yellowish color in the middle is the camera.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g208/usmc5593/2011-09-29214333.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g208/usmc5593/2011-09-29204804.jpg

This color should blend in well this winter in the red oak of North Texas. I may get some OD green Cera-Kote and touch it up.


Looks good.  I think some OD sponged stripes to break up the outline more would be perfect.
Link Posted: 11/15/2011 3:53:30 PM EDT
[#32]
Do you need to use a primer first or does the paint hold up nicely?


how long does the paint hold up for?
Link Posted: 11/15/2011 3:56:03 PM EDT
[#33]
Link Posted: 11/15/2011 8:14:33 PM EDT
[#34]
Link Posted: 11/22/2011 2:07:17 PM EDT
[#35]
New guy here wanting to say THANKS.
Someone on MossbergOwners.com put up a link to this thread.
I LOVE the way this comes out.


HuntClub Green, Nutmeg, Black & Clear


Bubba my old Mossberg with the VERY old factory camo needed a facelift











Link Posted: 11/25/2011 5:13:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: arodgers] [#36]
Did a PMag.  Trying to get up the courage to do the entire thing.  Part of what's stopping me is I don't want to lose my Vltor and Adams Arms logos.

The lower is a cheap one I had from my first build.  Painted that with a Satin Krylon and I like the color, but it's too shiny.

Link Posted: 11/30/2011 11:22:00 AM EDT
[#37]
Here my Mossberg 802 i just did thanks to the OP!

Link Posted: 12/4/2011 11:18:10 PM EDT
[#38]
Recently Kryloned my Savage for the fun of it.  I did a sponge camo on the stock.


Link Posted: 12/11/2011 3:21:11 PM EDT
[#39]
Link Posted: 12/20/2011 4:42:43 PM EDT
[#40]
I'm really imperssed. You guys are doing some bang up jobs!

I need to get some more guns to paint up soon. Sucky thing is that I have to wait until spring as I have to do it outside.

I do have a supressed 22LR. SBR AR project that I am working on this winter and hope to have it ready for paint this spring.
Link Posted: 12/20/2011 11:26:15 PM EDT
[#41]
How does the finish hold up?
Any problems on the AR barrels and heat?

You guys sure did great lookin camo jobs
Link Posted: 12/28/2011 12:43:37 AM EDT
[#42]
Originally Posted By Firepower:
How does the finish hold up?
Any problems on the AR barrels and heat?

You guys sure did great lookin camo jobs


I used Krylon on my ar last year. It's holding up pretty good. I don't baby my gun at all and it has signs of wear and drops and what not, but i kinda like it that way. My barrel got a little paint rubbed off last time out after around 200± down the barrel really quickly. I acidentally leaned it on a damp towel in the back of my truck and it smudged the paint but didn't take it off. doesn't distract from the camo though. I'm pretty impressed with it.
Link Posted: 12/28/2011 9:01:12 PM EDT
[#43]
Originally Posted By Firepower:
How does the finish hold up?
Any problems on the AR barrels and heat?

You guys sure did great lookin camo jobs



So far after just over a year the 870, AR57 and the 10/22 paint jobs are holding up great.
Link Posted: 1/18/2012 11:20:21 PM EDT
[#44]
Thats a pretty cool look that you put on those.
Link Posted: 1/23/2012 5:58:41 PM EDT
[#45]
Forgive me if I missed it, but did anyone have to do any prep work on barrels or stocks before painting?  After reading this, you guys did awesome jobs, I am ready to throw myself into it.  
Thanks for taking my newbie question into consideration.
Link Posted: 1/24/2012 5:59:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Greg3] [#46]
Personally I just do a good wipe down to remove any oils or grease off of all parts. I used Acyrsol to wipe down everything with. I didn't do any type of sanding or anything in case I wanted to go all factory finish again.

Never had any problem(s) with the paint not sticking to any metal or plastics.

Hope that helps.


A couple of my projects that I still have on Photobucket: Finish still holding very strong after a couple of years!





Link Posted: 1/24/2012 10:57:14 PM EDT
[#47]
Thanks.  I did my first project, one of my son's bb guns.  He is thrilled with it, buts seems to need some tweeking.  Will try to get picture up.  Look forward to everyone's assesment
Link Posted: 2/2/2012 9:34:19 AM EDT
[#48]

First off, sorry for the crappy cell phone pics. Hope you like it. I am too chicken to paint an expensive gun.




Here is an old 870 20 gauge I’ve had since I was 13 years old. It needed some sprucing up and modernizing. I cut some holes out of the stock and made my own recoil pad. I also trimmed the barrel down and cut out every other bridge.

Technique was using Krylon Gray Primer base all over, then striped with Walmart $1 Flat White. Using White to sponge in gray areas and vice versa. Then sponge Walmart $1 Flat Black over the whole gun. The white was kinda runny and has a milky look to it. I like how it came out.





This is a Ruger Air Hawk .177 pellet rifle. I modified the stock some to make a thumb hook, and lowered the channel for the grip some. Technique was completely cover in Khaki. Stripe with Forrest Green. Then sponge in opposite colors. I think I may add a third or fourth color, not sure yet.





Link Posted: 2/5/2012 5:45:01 PM EDT
[#49]
Since I sold my RRA AR to fund my LaRue PredatAR I was left without a varmit rifle for the last two months of hunting. I had an old Savage 110 in .243 that was collecting dust and decided to give it a freshening after reading this thread.
Very plain wood stock, with no woodwork or anything on it. I used 3 different colors of paint, brown, OD and a tan color. I also used a can of rustoleum stone textured finish paint to add some grip on the stock in the right areas. I don't think
it came out too bad for my first try. Between the cell pic and my basement lighting it looks a lot greener than it actually is. Next up is an old marlin model 60 .22.




Link Posted: 2/20/2012 2:26:17 PM EDT
[#50]
Here is a shot of my SPR project.  Used the sponge technique and looks good.  Now for some glass to finish it...      101


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