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Posted: 10/20/2003 2:17:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/20/2003 2:20:52 PM EDT by ken_mays]
I decided to cut my Kryon-camo teeth on a cheap CVA muzzleloader and cheap Swift scope, before I went whole hog with moly resin on one of my AR's.

I used the three Krylon camo colors and a little bit of flat black here and there. I used three cardboard stencils of various sizes and shapes.





These were taken in my backyard to compare against a natural background.



Link Posted: 10/20/2003 2:29:16 PM EDT
Looks good!

Did you heat set it or put any clear over it? I doubt it matters much, because you can just touch up if ever it scrapes off or anything.
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 2:32:38 PM EDT
Nope, nothing yet. In my experience, most clear coats usually end up making the finish glossier than I want, even if they are specifically advertised as "matte."

I'll see how it wears for a season and then I may do something a little more permanent.
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 4:01:05 PM EDT
Nice cammie job Ken. I've had good luck with Testors clear flat lacquer for an over coat. Two or three coats usually work the best. It flattens the paint job even more and evens things out. It will even flatten semi gloss paints. It also helps slow down any solvents eating at the paint.
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 7:23:28 PM EDT
Nice work Ken. You did a good job with the contrast. Contrast is key to making camo work at longer distances. I have used the Krylon stuff and it works pretty well. I just have to get the b@lls to camo up my bolt gun. It's tough to spray a $2 can of paint on a $1800 rifle.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 5:26:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2003 5:31:22 AM EDT by ken_mays]

Originally Posted By Sl_AYER:
Nice work Ken. You did a good job with the contrast. Contrast is key to making camo work at longer distances. I have used the Krylon stuff and it works pretty well. I just have to get the b@lls to camo up my bolt gun. It's tough to spray a $2 can of paint on a $1800 rifle.



Thanks. I know how you feel, so that's why I decided to try it on a $60 rifle and $60 scope first. Though I admit, after I got it all painted tan, I was very tempted to leave it like that; it looked pretty good.

I reviewed several threads here about camo. Most of them mentioned high contrast and bold patterns, so that's what I did. But I still want to do a tiger stripe gun just for the hell of it.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 7:03:34 PM EDT
I have camoed my old Moss 500A about 10 times for practice. For some reason I find that camoing is relaxing for me. I don't know why but it's fun as hell.
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