Originally Posted by volteco
Go to Army Issue at Port Credit. They have a great airsoft store and they do AV on the spot.
And check out finch field airsoft on facebook!
As for paint I'd say buy the colors you want and have at it. Painting a gun isn't so much about painting it "correctly" basic spray can skills are fine. You'll have fun, learn and be able to adjust it exactly how you like.
Same for repairs.
Also I think Google can he'll you out with finding a gun, until you are AV'ed.
Welcome to ASC, hope to see you on the field soon!