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Old November 7th, 2011, 03:41   #16
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Originally Posted by Drake View Post
Painting in the dark? Seriously? You didn't want it to end well, did you.

I think you should leave it, as a reminder to be smarter in the future.
again i apologize it was my first time doing this i did have a little bit of light however i really wanted to get the job done. i should have rushed it and i would like to fix it as it is possible
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Old November 7th, 2011, 04:09   #17
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As for the dripping paint...use multiple light coats, allowing ample dry time in between. If there are drips, you are either holding the spray can way to close, or just applying too much, but most likely both.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 08:14   #18
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Brake fluid and Simple Green are really good at breaking down acrylic paints. Get a brush about as stiff as a toothbrush, maybe a little tougher, wet the bristles with the brake fluid and start scrubbing. After you've given a section a good scrubbing, wipe it off with a damp cloth and repeat as necessary. I've been stripping plastic models of paint like that for years (although with those i can just dunk them in and leave them for a while lol, don't think you'll want to submerge your whole rifle :P).
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Old November 7th, 2011, 08:47   #19
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Goto Canadian. tire buy stove cleaner its in a yellow can spray it all over wait 20 min, and the paint should just fall off with a rag. I've done it many times, also it works to remove that heavy Orange tip paint, but you need it to sit in a cup for atleast a day.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 10:54   #20
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Whenever I paint my rifles, I suspend them from the roof in my garage.

Use the sling nut or something just hang it up and spray away. Take your time, add a bunch of small, light layers until it covers the whole gun evenly. Its also important that you keep distance (14 inches is generally safe) and to shake in between sprays.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 11:16   #21
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Try reading the directions on the can... the part about thin coats and allowing to dry between them..

sand it down .. and re-paint.. this time .. take some time and do it right..

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Old November 7th, 2011, 11:16   #22
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do not take apart the gun and dip it completely in trichloroethylene, let is sit for a few days.

it's a joke, do not do it.

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