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Advice What's The Best Paint For Action ?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by That hurts, May 7, 2019.

  1. That hurts

    That hurts Barely Active

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    I am going to be painting the frame and action of an old ASI Paratrooper and just wondered what paint people thought would be best. Am currently considering Nuprol UFP or Krylon.

    All thoughts appreciated :up:
     
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    Have you specifically looked for the "wrinkle finish" type stuff? I think you should be able to get reasonably close to the original finish with an off-the-shelf product if you find the right one..
     
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    Agreed. The lower receiver needs a crinkle finish (that’s what I call it). The cylinder and barrel should be blued.
     
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    maybe ian @bl4de could do something with powder coating?
     
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    Having trouble sourcing such a paint Mike, but will keep looking ... have seen VHT engine paint with a crackle finish :up:

    Not worth going to the expense of blueing, otherwise would send to Paul Chell. Hoping a matt black finish may look alright, but can always remove if not.
     
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    Had thought of contacting Ian, but will try the paint route first as the rifle isn't worth spending too much on :up:
     
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    @monsta41 thanks for the thought Carl but my issue at the moment is not having a big enough Oven for such parts.
    I've been keeping an eye out for an old Leccy oven to use in the summer when there's less rain as it'd have to be kept outside !
     
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    TrickyDicky Life in the slow lane

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    I just use a Simonize acrylic satin or matt for things like shrouds and silencers, and once used it on an s200 that had bad rust issues and that was fine...obviously paint will only take a limited amount of abuse.
     
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    Have you thought of using the model kits paints That hurts, like Humbrol or Revell.
     
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    shadowryder Shootin' the Breeze!!

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    Have Google around for classic car types of places, if its the type of wrinkly paint that was used on the MGB's dashboard? Not sure if that's the type of finish your looking for, I have used it in the past, think there's a place in Rochdale .. Just found it frost.co.uk They are very helpful.
     
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    Thanks Dick ... really want a textured finish like the original that is very resistant to handling and the odd knock !

    Not really Wynne, but thanks for the link :up:

    Not sure they'd be up to the job OED, but will bear in mind for the smaller and more fiddly bits that no-one sees ;)

    This is more like the VHT paint and has the type of finish I'm after :)

    Thanks for your link and they have a comprehensive stock, including the VHT paint with the crackle finish :up:
     
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    shadowryder Shootin' the Breeze!!

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    The truck bed paint is great I did my centre fire 30 cal stock with it, sprays very well,
    It comes out like a sand textured paint that gives good grip,The black looks good but it is also possible to spray other colours over it without losing texture,
    I am actually getting my stock hydro dipped over the texture.
     
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    I used it on the metal work on my old air rifle years ago, and it did what I wanted, has you know, once painted, no value.
     
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    Cerakote?
     
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    Too expensive in this instance :up:
     

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