Painting your shotgun

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    Painting your shotgun

    Ok, I'm considering breaking down my Mossy and painting it. I've considered Duracoat and someone here told me about using caliper paint. Also thought about engine paint.

    Anyone here done this to your shotty and care to share? Tell about your experience, what you used, your process and please post pics! Thanks.
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    I've finished (and refinished) lots of firearms a bunch of different ways over the years. IMHO, it's best to use firearm-dedicated products. Cheap alternatives seldom provide satisfactory results. Is the current finish "shot" or are you just looking for a color change? Caliper & Engine paint are formulated primarily to resist high-heat because that's their environment. Gun finishes (Duracoat, etc.) are formulated to resist a different set of criteria (scratch, corrosion, Hoppe's No.9). Stick with a gun-related product. They still give your budget plenty of wiggle-room. Good Luck.
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    Refinished a Remington 870 with Gun Kote from Brownells. It is a bake on finish. I got very good results, the finish is very durable and an attractive matte black. Sorry, too computer ignorant for pics.
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    Yes, I refinished my Remington 870 for duck hunting purposes.
    Process was easy:
    -disassemble, degrease/oil with paint thinner, lightly sand with 600 or 800 grit.
    -mask off parts you don't want painted.
    -I used Krylon ultra flat spray paints
    -Base coat in tan
    -used a variety of grasses as a mask and put second coat of green
    -Finer variety of grasses as a masl for top coat of black
    -hand painted reeds with three colors of testers (flat model paint)
    -finish coat of flat acrylic seal.

    Reassemble, shoot ducks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PastorPack View Post
    Yes, I refinished my Remington 870 for duck hunting purposes.
    Process was easy:
    -disassemble, degrease/oil with paint thinner, lightly sand with 600 or 800 grit.
    -mask off parts you don't want painted.
    -I used Krylon ultra flat spray paints
    -Base coat in tan
    -used a variety of grasses as a mask and put second coat of green
    -Finer variety of grasses as a masl for top coat of black
    -hand painted reeds with three colors of testers (flat model paint)
    -finish coat of flat acrylic seal.

    Reassemble, shoot ducks.
    Pastor, that's an awesome job on the shotgun!
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    I haven't done a shotgun but I did my CZ 82 with Duracoat, It is a very simple way of doing a firearm. No need to bake, or bead blast. Just use a airbrush or a HVLP airbrush.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PastorPack View Post
    Yes, I refinished my Remington 870 for duck hunting purposes.
    Process was easy:
    -disassemble, degrease/oil with paint thinner, lightly sand with 600 or 800 grit.
    -mask off parts you don't want painted.
    -I used Krylon ultra flat spray paints
    -Base coat in tan
    -used a variety of grasses as a mask and put second coat of green
    -Finer variety of grasses as a masl for top coat of black
    -hand painted reeds with three colors of testers (flat model paint)
    -finish coat of flat acrylic seal.

    Reassemble, shoot ducks.
    Looks great Pastor!
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    Thanks, I learned it from a friend. His shotgun looks so good, he could do it professionally.
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    In the process of Duracoating a 870 wingmaster I got from a pawn shop. Transforming it to a HD shotty. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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    Noone else has an experience/pics to share?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brady View Post
    Noone else has an experience/pics to share?
    I used Duracoat in an aerosal can from Brownells, didn't need to bake it either. Just cleaned the shotgun with acetone first. Don't put it on too thick though, just use multiple coats, comes in black, od green.

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    Could I pick up this duracoat, sayyyy, @ walmart? or is is spacific place that sells the stuff. This is also new to me...I just need to redo a magazine for my SKS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PastorPack View Post
    Yes, I refinished my Remington 870 for duck hunting purposes.
    Process was easy:
    -disassemble, degrease/oil with paint thinner, lightly sand with 600 or 800 grit.
    -mask off parts you don't want painted.
    -I used Krylon ultra flat spray paints
    -Base coat in tan
    -used a variety of grasses as a mask and put second coat of green
    -Finer variety of grasses as a masl for top coat of black
    -hand painted reeds with three colors of testers (flat model paint)
    -finish coat of flat acrylic seal.

    Reassemble, shoot ducks.
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    I've used DuraCoat on a couple of guns, but in all honesty, I prefer Krylon. Easy to touch up and/or remove to update with local foliage.



    When I used it, I purchased DuraCoat through Lauer Weaponry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LMarshall73 View Post
    I've used DuraCoat on a couple of guns, but in all honesty, I prefer Krylon. Easy to touch up and/or remove to update with local foliage.



    When I used it, I purchased DuraCoat through Lauer Weaponry.
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