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Posted: 8/5/2005 6:52:16 PM EDT
My quandry is that I'd like to paint my precision AR, but I'm afraid of destroying any resale value.

What say you?


::Poll comming::
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:57:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:58:54 PM EDT
Customize it, make it your own. Let your estate worry about the resale value when you're dead.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:58:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:01:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigdb1:
Customize it, make it your own. Let your estate worry about the resale value when you're dead.



So far.. answer I like the best.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:08:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 7:10:02 PM EDT by EPOCH96]
Hard to tell in the photo, but painted my remmy 700 stock a nice flat OD... Now if I could just work up the balls to paint the Leupold optics. I want to badly, but scared I'll screw up that expensive scope

Anybody got any suggestions?

EPOCH

ETA: oh yeah, almost forgot... DONT SELL IT! Problem solved

Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:10:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
Why would you ever sell a weapon?




+1
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:11:12 PM EDT
pussy
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:13:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 7:13:42 PM EDT by EPOCH96]

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
pussy
img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/deathray187/paintedrifle.jpg



Tips please sir... That looks awesome

ETA: is that burlap you used for the pattern?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:15:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:16:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
Why would you ever sell a weapon?




Good question
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:25:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:




Nice
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:26:01 PM EDT
depends on the color.

if it's a good camo job, the value stays or goes up.

If it's sea foam green (actually seen on arfcom on a LMG upper) the value's gonan drop.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:26:44 PM EDT
Would you go out and spray paint your brand new car just because
cammo looks cool? No, you protect it's original finish as best you can.

Personally, I prefer to keep them mint as possible.
Normal wear and tear is ... well... normal.

But I am realistic. There is a chance, no matter how small,
I might have to trade firearms for $$$.

OR, what if I die? My wife would keep some that she likes,
but I've instructed her to SELL anything she doesn't want.
Why risk screwing her out of anything.

If my gun was a toy, or one that I planned on shooting until it
was worthless anyway, then no harm done. But I certainly wouldn't
take a new AR15 and spray paint it to look cool.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:34:06 PM EDT
Paint comes in black as well.

G
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:43:26 PM EDT
The rifle in question:



Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:49:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
Would you go out and spray paint your brand new car just because
cammo looks cool? No, you protect it's original finish as best you can.

Personally, I prefer to keep them mint as possible.
Normal wear and tear is ... well... normal.

But I am realistic. There is a chance, no matter how small,
I might have to trade firearms for $$$.

OR, what if I die? My wife would keep some that she likes,
but I've instructed her to SELL anything she doesn't want.
Why risk screwing her out of anything.

If my gun was a toy, or one that I planned on shooting until it
was worthless anyway, then no harm done. But I certainly wouldn't
take a new AR15 and spray paint it to look cool.



I actually plan on using the rifle in full duty. (Training in all likelihood... but if zombies attack, who knows.)

If I want to sell it to upgrade to .308, I would rather not shoot myself in the ass.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:50:45 PM EDT
A good rifle is a good rifle no matter what the color it is..
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:08:22 PM EDT
why paint? why not a custom finish? I mean a finisher might be more expensive and time consuming but it will wear better, last longer and look better IMO.

and peeling paint........
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:25:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
pussy




Yep.

Paint away...





Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:29:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WolfAR15:
why paint? why not a custom finish? I mean a finisher might be more expensive and time consuming but it will wear better, last longer and look better IMO.

and peeling paint........



well lets see.....
paint is cheaper and you can do it any way you please easily. and if you have peeling paint then you either used the wrong type of paint or didnt degrease the surface previously. krylon is pretty damn durable.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:37:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WolfAR15:
why paint? why not a custom finish? I mean a finisher might be more expensive and time consuming but it will wear better, last longer and look better IMO.

and peeling paint........



To be honest?

I think I can design better than a decal sticker.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:42:33 PM EDT
Hey Fed, Paint is ok

Dura-Coat is better




And it is a Colt to boot!!!
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:48:24 PM EDT
IMHO and speaking from experience. It you want to retain resale value, don't paint.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:54:28 PM EDT
I bought an AR. A good one. I painted it........'Cause it's MINE! I will NEVER sell it. It's MINE! My wife and I consdier it "Tools". One handgun (Bad choice) Walther P99....One shotty..(Good choice) mossy 500. and one AR. I like my shit to NOT be like everyone elses. You don't like it? So what? lol.....

I LOVE my painting of my AR.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 9:02:55 PM EDT
Paint is fine.

If a time ever comes where you are forced to sell, a small can of paint remover from wally world and alittle elbow grease does the trick and its as good as new.

You might actually be suprised at how a couple of coats of paint keep the anodized finish looking good compared to unpainted guns.

I know I had a painted M4 for quite awhile, and when I cleaned some of the parts off of paint, they looked nearly as good as the day I bought them compared to similar items on other guns that I left unpainted.

YMMV.

Chris
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