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Camo'd my AR with Krylon, Might Delete Later, IDK

shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior MemberPosts: 5,733 Senior Member
I recently attended a carbine class where we got caught in a proverbial monsoon. Rifles, gear, people, etc all soaked completely to the bone. For the record, none of my duty grade electronics(Aimpoint Comp M4s, Surefire DF scout light, MSA Sordin muffs) skipped a beat. In fact, the only thing that failed me that weekend was STANAG mags. PMags FTW. 

Anyway, the dirt and mud got EVERYWHERE, so I completely took apart the rifle and removed the sights, lights, etc to give it a deep cleaning. While everything was off, I decided to blast it with some Krylon for the hell of it. 

Before (Colt Lower, BCM upper)



During



After:



Prepped with Gun Scrubber and then alcohol. Painted with camo Krylon (tan, green, black) and a Wal Mart laundry bag as a stencil. Overall I'm pleased with the results, and I'm looking to the paint completely curing (giving it a few days) and bolting everything back on. 

It's not for everyone, but the rifle was so scratched up from carbine classes and 3-gun I figured it couldn't get any uglier. 
- I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
"Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,916 Senior Member
    Looks great...but you have a run on your magazine :smile:
    Nice thing about Krylon is that when you ding it up it's an easy fix...

    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,733 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    Looks great...but you have a run on your magazine :smile:

    Thanks. Fortunately, the mag is of little concern. Most of my mags are painted yellow and sport a Chiquita Banana sticker. 
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,904 Senior Member
    I like it.
    Have thought about doing that to one of mine 
    As for the mag, I took a class a while back. It was suggested to mark mags for easy identification at the loading table. And picking them up after a course if fire  Crazy colors and stickers. I thought I was out there putting a C in each corner with nail polish I swiped from the wife. 
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,916 Senior Member
    I used a permanent just numbered mine....but hey...a pink magazine could be fun!
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,493 Senior Member
    Doesn't Eli use pink Argyle tape and Hello Kitty stickers?
    Overkill is underrated.
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Looks good, don’t set it down in the woods!
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,087 Senior Member
    Doesn't Eli use pink Argyle tape and Hello Kitty stickers?
    I believe so
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,727 Senior Member
    I use a silver sharpie with my initials on my mags. On the floor-plate and on each side where the magwell will hide it when inserted.
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
    I use the hammered Krylon finishes on things.....look much better than the plastic it covers up. 

    https://www.krylon.com/products/rust-protector-hammered-finish/


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