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#1 Maverick Master

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 03:31 PM

i'm just wondering what paint you guys use to paint your nerf guns. Model paint or what?
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#2 Deaths Avatar

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 03:53 PM

Krylon Fusion. Found in the spray paint section of your local Ace Hardware.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 04:01 PM

Other Good paints to use are Testors Spray enamel model paints, and Racing Finish brand spray paint for RC Cars, Both can be found @ hobby shops.
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 04:07 PM

I painted a model car with auto paint. The stuff is invulnerable and awesome looking. It might dissolve the plastic though, I haven't tried it on nerf guns. It should be fine, but test it first.
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Posted 08 January 2006 - 05:28 AM

I suggest Duplicolor's Vinyl dye line. You can get it in black, silver, red, yellow, blue and gray. With most plastics, (so long as they haven't been painted previously,) the dye will soak right into the plastic and give you a color that won't chip, scratch, or peel. This may be the same thing Krylon Fusion does, I'm not sure. I've never used it.

If you want to use conventional spraypaint, put down a coat of 'plastic primer' first. It'll greatly improve the adhesion of whatever paint you follow it with. (Do *not* use any kind of primer if you want to vinyl dye the gun.)

For touchup, I recommend Testors paint pens. Great for getting into little nooks and crannies, covering up mistakes, repairing minor damage, etc.

As for auto paints, be careful. Check the toluene percentage. If it's more than 10 percent by weight it could be trouble. But as long as you use a plastic primer first, you shouldn't have a problem. I recently tried a Duplicolor 'Metalcast' paint on a Maverick. I sprayed it with a coat of plastic primer, than a coat of Metalcast 'ground coat', then finished with two coats of the green Metalcast. The result is pretty nifty, though it isn't perfect.

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#6 DJ Hurley

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 03:00 PM

Krylon drips and is a bit thick.
Rustoleum is really good.
Painter's Touch is even better.
Master Designs is also good.
You can also buy Krylon shortcuts, which are these tiny spray paint cans that are enamels and are good for paiting models and whatnot. Those would work good too.
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Posted 08 January 2006 - 03:12 PM

I just picked up a can of extremely shiny silvery Rustoleum at Lowe's for $4 today, I'd definitely recommend it.

Kryon's not that bad in terms of being too thick, you just have to make sure you paint real lightly with it, which is fine because even the thinnest coat will never rub off with the sweatiest of hands. ;)
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Posted 08 January 2006 - 03:52 PM

How much does the vinyl dye cost?

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 04:24 PM

Modle paint I use.
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Posted 08 January 2006 - 04:39 PM

Duplicolor's vinyl dye runs about 5.99 per can. In my experience you can paint about four Mavericks with one can. Probably more if you're economical about your spraying.
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Posted 08 January 2006 - 04:45 PM

how about tramclad black spray paint?
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 02:21 PM

What the fucking hell do you people do all day? It sounds like you buy little kids toys and modify them to hurt eachother. Etheir your hicks or you have way, way too much free time on your hands.

Also what the hell good would a silencer on a NERF GUN do?
Thats right Absafuckinglutely nothing!

you guys really need to get a life fast... while their still on sale If your fast enough you may just outrun the trekkies.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 02:50 PM

Corey, silencers can do some good on some NERF guns, not all of us are hicks, I have no free time on my hands due to school and gymnastics (no I'm not queer), and some people actually have fun tinkering and playing with NERF guns. The question is what do you do all day?
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 03:33 PM

Don't feed the troll. Please. Let it go.
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 03:49 PM

What the fucking hell do you people do all day? It sounds like you buy little kids toys and modify them to hurt eachother. Etheir your hicks or you have way, way too much free time on your hands.

Also what the hell good would a silencer on a NERF GUN do?
Thats right Absafuckinglutely nothing!

you guys really need to get a life fast... while their still on sale If your fast enough you may just outrun the trekkies.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 01:58 AM

...back on topic...

I started with my Citadel miniatures paints. But since I pretty much exclusively use metalics, and one nerf gun uses more paint than a squad of miniatures, I ran out quick. I found cheap acrylics at Wal-Mart and the local book store (I live in a college town) work just as well for about 1/8 the cost. But that's just if you hand-brush.
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