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Old 09-08-2012, 09:24 PM #1
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I want to paint spray my paintball gun

I have a US Alpha black, its painted a camo style. I want it to be a flat all black. Any recommendations on paintspray, any advice and i dont want it to be sticky. Thanks
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:42 AM #2
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You might want to post this in the voided warranty section.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:45 PM #3
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Dont do it, advice over.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:32 AM #4
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plasti dip.. rubberized sprayable paint. that can be pealed off. Let me know i currently spray whole vehicles with it.
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:25 PM #5
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Why not just trade for a black one.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:57 PM #6
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I used an auto wrap on my pistols...can be taken off and back to stock if need be! Do NOT paint it!
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:49 PM #7
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Don't be afraid to paint!

I've painted plenty of 98s and A-5s with great results. I've always used Krylon primer, paint, and clear, but if going for a flat look spray can truck bed liner works great and is more durable. See my latest paint job here.

Remember, the more time you take, the better your results will be! Use extremely light coats from all four sides; you should be able to see the previous coat through the one you just laid! Keep the can moving consistently so paint is not built up in one spot!

This is how I do mine. Loosely follow this. Feel free to add coats of you're coverage isn't what you want. Remember, 10 light coats are better than 2 heavy ones!

1. Disassemble and sand down stock finish on receivers with 150-200 grit sand paper. Make sure you hit all surfaces you'll be painting. Clean dust up.

2. Hit with a light coat of primer. Wait 20 minutes. Hit with another coat of primer. Wait 20 minutes, lightly sand with 300-320 grit. Clean off dust.

3. Hit with a light coat of paint. Wait 20. Light coat. Wait 20. Lightly sand with 400-420 grit. Clean. Hit with a light final coat. Wait 20 min.

4. Hit with light coat of clear (gloss, semi, or flat). Wait 20 minutes. Hit with final coat of clear.

5. Bake all metal parts at 200* for 60 minutes and then let fully cool. 24-48 hours bake another 30 minutes again at 200*. BAKE ONLY METAL. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BAKE ANS PLASTIC OR RUBBER PARTS.

6. Enjoy your results! (Or sand down and start over)

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Old 11-05-2014, 07:13 PM #8
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yea it would probably be best to get it professionally, although powder coating would probably be the best way to go about it, you can buy kits where you don't need a compressor and just use a toaster oven to bake it, also helps to not over painting.
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:47 PM #9
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:20 AM #10
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Don't do it. You'd lose well over 50% of the value.
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Old 11-22-2014, 11:07 AM #11
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This thread was posted this over 2 years ago, I think he made his decision already...
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