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04-04-2010, 04:55 PM
I camoed this Browning for a buddy of my Dad's. He bought it at an auction for $50. It looked like it had been sitting outside for a year. It took me 3 days to take it all apart & sand/clean it where the slide would even work. Smooth as butter now, & looks pretty good too, if I do say so myself.
04-04-2010, 04:56 PM
A few more pics.
04-04-2010, 06:54 PM
04-05-2010, 12:44 PM
nice work man,
04-07-2010, 11:20 AM
That looks really good! I always just tape 'em up. I have several guns that are just hunting machines, no worries at all on how they "look". The tape lasts a few years then starts coming off. How did you do it?
04-07-2010, 03:36 PM
1.) This gun was sooooo rusty, I had to use 100 grit sand paper to get the rust off of it. Then I worked my way down to 220, then scotch bright pads. On a gun in good condition, you can probably go straight to scotch bright pads.
2.) I used a Krylon Grey Primer Sealer & very lightly scuffed it as not to go down to bare metal.
3.) I used Krylon Camo Spraycan Paint starting with Tan/Khaki for the base coat.
4.) Then I just gave it a few quick spots of Brown to break up the base.
5.) Here is the pattern I used, printed 4 copies right off the computer & cut each individual color of grass, & or leaves out with an x-acto knive. One copy I cut out Black grass, the next copy Tan Grass, etc. http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/s...970/Max4HR.jpg (http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss216/jschulz1970/Max4HR.jpg)
6.) First color of grass was Black, Then Green leaves, then Tan grass, then Brown Grass, Then Green grass. Using a new stencil for each color. In between stencils, make sure the paint on the stencil is dry so that it doesn't smear on the gun.
7.) I let it set over night, then gave it a few light coats of Krylon Satin Clearcoat.
That's pretty much it. Just remember to take your time in between coats to make sure they have set up well. It was sunny & 75F the day I did this. Took about 15 minutes to dry in between colors.
04-16-2010, 08:04 AM
looks good buddy of mine did that with his BPS
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