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Posted: 12/17/2016 4:43:31 PM EST
Got sick of the boring old black, and the finish was wearing badly in some places on my deer-slayer, so time for a new look!

$10 Harbor Freight Air-brush
$30 can of FDE Gun-Kote from Brownells

Boring old scuffed up LR308


Parts on the rack after abrasive blast, de-grease and first coat


Fresh out of the oven!


Upper assembly coming together


Upper complete, mated with the lower


Reassembly complete!
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:55:42 PM EST
Nice job. Why didn't you do the hand guard or buffer tube?

I'm a rattle can kind of guy. Spend $20 on a few cans and can paint any scheme I want. When it gets messed up, oh well, 5 minutes to respray some.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:58:27 PM EST
I wish you'd done it all.

Not too bad tho and it looks like you did a good job with the parts you did.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 5:22:04 PM EST
I left some parts black because I like contrasting colors. A lot of my rifles are two color themed
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 5:31:12 PM EST
I LIKE IT!
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 5:37:07 PM EST
That looks nice.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:43:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Norinco982lover:
I wish you'd done it all.

Not too bad tho and it looks like you did a good job with the parts you did.
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Oh, i forgot I only had like a half a can of gunkote leftover from another project. even still, i probably wouldn't have done any more. The hand guard is carbon fiber and I wouldn't want to put it in the oven. I might change some of the plastic parts FDE down the road.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:48:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/17/2016 10:49:26 PM EST by SuperDutyMikeMc]
I think you did a good job with it. I personally prefer the inverse of what you did (I'd do handguard, buttstock, handgrip, mags). That said, I think it was applied well, and looks better than before.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 12:02:45 AM EST
when you paint the barrel...how does it handle the heat?

+1 for the thread...may do the same. 
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 9:12:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2016 9:13:43 AM EST by feelthepayne]
Originally Posted By BattletweeteR:
when you paint the barrel...how does it handle the heat?

+1 for the thread...may do the same. 
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Barrels are made to get hot. 325* is nothing to a barrel.

I definitely suggest the airbrush route. You get much better results than the spray can.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 9:35:02 AM EST
I like them black.....wait a minute, guns.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 9:49:30 AM EST
how well does Gun-Kote hold up to moving metal parts under tight clearances? I had a couple of Remington 700 actions/bolts done in Gun-Kote, and it started wearing off of metal-to-metal contact surfaces after a dozen bolt manipulations. I wanted to like it, but I wasn't very impressed.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 10:03:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2016 10:04:14 AM EST by MikefromTX]
Nice, but that grungy grip .... ewww.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 10:10:27 AM EST
Looks nice , I like two tones myself
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 10:24:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 10:33:45 AM EST
Nice job on the rifle. You should try camoing with the airbrush.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 12:44:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By spartacus2002:
how well does Gun-Kote hold up to moving metal parts under tight clearances? I had a couple of Remington 700 actions/bolts done in Gun-Kote, and it started wearing off of metal-to-metal contact surfaces after a dozen bolt manipulations. I wanted to like it, but I wasn't very impressed.
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I don't think it would last long on sliding metal surfaces. It's definitely much more durable than spray paint as a easy way to color the surface.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 12:47:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MikefromTX:
Nice, but that grungy grip .... ewww.
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:(

I know.... It was something I had in my parts box and it's more comfortable than the standard A2. I love Hogue grips but this new color swirl pattern is trash. Bring back the solid colors!
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 12:49:08 PM EST
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