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#1 nerfgunner

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 08:49 AM

Im not sure if this is in the right area, but how do you paint a gun and what is a good paint to use?
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#2 chip tortellini

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 08:56 AM

What you should do if you are useing 2 colors is have some masking tape and razorblade and tape your gun up. Then you use the razorblade to make the persice cuts to make the design you want. It actually works very well. For what paint to use I'm not really sure what kind of paint you should use. I'm actually curious of that to.

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#3 Maverick Master

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 10:06 AM

The paint to use is krylon fusion because you don't need a base coat. Other wise you will need to put down a base coat then the color you want. Also I think it was Baghead maybe who found I think a XMetale paint too. Also use the search feature it's there for a reason and if you di search then you would have found many topics already posted on this.
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#4 Pineapple

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 01:54 PM

Okay, Maverick Master said it well...there IS a search feature built-into NerfHaven, and if you don't know how it works, make a comment in the "Feedback" section, or PM me.

I won't even post links, though I found at least four that were useful, because we're not in the business of spoon-feeding everyone information because they're too lazy/ unmotivated to go looking around the site for paint tips.

I will however, direct you to the article on this site which is very detailed on painting tips, brands of paint, masking, etc. In fact, you might want to spend a few extra moments exploring and asking questions over there also. Please.



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#5 IceAnubis

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 06:30 PM

I'm using enamel hobby paints in my airbrush. I used flat black to prime because there's no black primer. Imagine that.

Anyway, why does the enamel come out feeling so nasty and sticky? I need to coat it with nail polish in order for it to feel even remotely plasticy.
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#6 Drano

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 06:56 PM

Even though different paint brands have slightly different make-ups that adhere to different materials for better or for worse, i think that painting technique is the most important thing in making a paint job look good. i have splatter painted a NF with, no joke, 3 different brands of paint. it looks great

The most important concept in spray painting is what is called 'flow'. it refers to how much paint is applied in a certain spot in a certain amount of time. (although i am begining to hear it refered to "wetness" more these days.)

If the coat is too dry, the paint particles are drying before they hit the surface. this leaves a rough surface and the paint does not get a chance to 'sheet' together to form a glossy surface (assumiing you're using glossy paint)

If the coat is too wet, you have too much paint and too much sheeting causing runs.

The proper coat is ofcouse between these 2 extremes and usually consists of 2,3 or mabey 4 passes. 5 is over doing it.

If you can find it get one of those grip handles that mimic the use of a spray gun. either the original "can gun" or the rust-o-leum one. some of you may think that it's not needed, but theres a reason why many tools have grips. I wouldnt use the can gun for graffiti art, but i would consider it nessassary for putting a straight consistant coat on a given surface. I have found both grips at wal-mart in both Cali and in Ohio
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#7 IceAnubis

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 03:55 AM

So you think that maybe adding too thick of a coat of paint will cause the sticky feeling? I think that I massively overcoated with the clear coat. It's very difficult to see how much I've put on there. Are there any suggestions as how to keep better track of the thickness of the clear coat?

I think that I may try using a light and angling it so I can see when a part of the blaster gets shiny. I'll know to stop painting that spot when that happens!

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#8 Pineapple

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 03:59 AM

How long do you wait before assembling/ playing with your weapons after painting?

I usually wait a minimum of FIVE days before handling it. That includes assembling.

Yes, it tests the patience, but the result is worth it. Glossy and shiny, but no fingerprints, and no sticky!

And that's with Metalcast, Krylon utility, and Testor's model spray paints.



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