Well I got Paint to Stick to an AR Receiver!!

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Well I got Paint to Stick to an AR Receiver!!

Post by Forcesbeyondcontrol » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:39 pm

Thanks to the tips and advice of Ipscscott!! I built this one for my wife, who wanted a "rat rod" vibe to it. Two stage primer with Multiple colors sanded down with some exposed bare metal. Then cleared with a two stage satin clear coat for protection. I used a Tactical Machining "Frankenstein" lower so I think it has a little more of a Victor vibe to it then a rat rod. I think it came out pretty cool and so far it has held up through the build. So now back to working on my son's candy apple red one!

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Post by Rentprop1 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:42 pm

thats a really neat effect :ber , will it hold up to heavy solvents like brake cleaners and such ? ?
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Post by ipscscott » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:49 pm

looks pretty good dude. Glad you got it to work out. What did you wind up using for a clear coat? That will be the determining factor to RP's question.
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Post by Forcesbeyondcontrol » Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:30 pm

I used the two stage urethane clear from Eastwood that we spoke about. So it should hold up fine.

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Post by Rentprop1 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:28 pm

what color was first, then second and so on, I'm digging how it filled around the logo, makes it look like its been there for a while
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Post by Dragracer » Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:53 pm

Nice! =D> =D>
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Post by Forcesbeyondcontrol » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:25 pm

The two stage urthenae primer I used was black, so the first color was a brown, then green, gray, a rust red, black, cast iron dark gray and then last some od style green. All of them were done with light coats and let it dry for over 24 hrs. Then started sanding (as much as possible in the same direction) until I got it to where I liked it. Spray the clear, let dry for a little over a week and then started building it.

Thanks for the compliments......it looks better in person and only time will tell how well it will hold up. :ham'r

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