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My daughter has decided she wants an “AR” in 22LR to use for the Appleseed event we are planning on doing in the spring; rather than buying one of the “AR Style” 22’s out there, we’ve decided WE are going to build her one plans out current plan is to “build” the lower, but buy a complete upper assembly. The thing is, she doesn’t want a plain black gun, she wants to do a “splatter effect” with purple, pink & white paint ….
My questions are:
1) How should I prep the surfaces of the gun before we “splatter” it?
2) What kind of paint should I use?
3) How long after we paint it should we allow the paint to cure??
 

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Have been hanging back watching this thread with interest hoping some of those with experience would answer. I too am interested in some answers. I have painted some air soft and BB guns that really didn't matter and that I won't use harsh chemicals on, but am interested in doing some things to other guns that will. My Henry .22 lever action has some factory paint that has stood up pretty well but don't know what they used.

I would assume that there are some automotive paints that would work well. As far as prep, take it all the way down, completely stripped so that you won't have any edges that will peel later. While some paints promise chemical adhesion, I would still scuff it to promote mechanical adhesion as well. Also most new paints are two stage and work with a clear coat. Maybe some of the old lacquers would work better?
 

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ScubaSteve... If it were me and your budget allows, you might consider finding someone near you that can do Cerakote. You could leave the lower, barrel and receiver in black and splatter it with white, purple and pink (I can see it now in my head and I wish I could do Cerakote because I think it could be really cool).

If I had to guess how one would do it, I would think they would suspend the components using thin wire and then toss paint at it using brushes, squirt bottles, etc. to give a really wild stringy effect with splatters and streaks (not runs). Alternate the colors (White, Pink, Purple, Pink, White, Pink, Purple, etc.) so that the first color doesn't get covered by the next two.

I'd think leaving the gun a really nice matte black would be awesome as a base and the purple, pink and white would really pop nicely. Cerakote will last a lifetime and it wouldn't fall apart when cleaning and shooting.

Bright White Cerakote:


Prison Pink Cerakote:


Bright Purple Cerakote:
 
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