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Old February 16th, 2013, 12:51   #1
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Hello, I recently decided i wanted to paint my full metal m4. I'd like to do an urban style pattern. I was wondering if anyone has any tips or things to avoid while painting? Thanks

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Old February 16th, 2013, 13:20   #2
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Let the paint dry long enough
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Old February 16th, 2013, 13:31   #3
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first of all, what is your M4 from? is it full metal? or is it cansoft model, some time the plastic could be melted by the type of paint you. do you have a pattern you want to paint of? please be more specific, otherwise boom
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Old February 16th, 2013, 13:39   #4
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clean, buff/sand, clean, mask, prime, dry, paint, dry, paint, dry, paint, dry, etc
clearcoat, dry, clearcoat, dry, clearcoat, dry
unmask and assemble
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Old February 16th, 2013, 15:14   #5
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after you prep pint the whole thing the lightest colour let it dry.
take some masking tape and some wax paper tape the wax paper end to end and over lap the next strip of tape efectively making a sheet of masking tape. Cut shapes out of this sheet (like the shapes you see on woodland camo) once the base cote/lightest color has dryed stick some of those bits in random places on the gun cover say 20-30% of the gun (adjust based on how many colors your gonna use) then spray the next darkest color let it dry stick some more bits on in random spots, continue this till you get to black (or whatever your darkest color is) let it dry have an exacto knife handy use it to lift the edges of the tape and peel slowly cutting through the painted edge of the tape if needed, once removed you can leave it as is or spray tue whole thing with a flat clear cote to make it last longer.
i like to use krylon ultra flat paints for both plastic and metal
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Old February 16th, 2013, 15:28   #6
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Old February 16th, 2013, 18:26   #7
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just curious instead of painting would anodizing be a viable option? i know that you would have to pay a company to do it but it might look better in the long run...no?
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Old February 16th, 2013, 18:47   #8
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lottata the metals used for airsoft guns prolly wont survive the process.
also i dont think they do camo
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Old February 16th, 2013, 19:26   #9
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just curious instead of painting would anodizing be a viable option? i know that you would have to pay a company to do it but it might look better in the long run...no?
Nope. The acid bath will destroy the pot metal - You can either duracoat or powdercoat, that's about it.
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Everything you need in a nice easy kit. And it comes with a step by step DVD.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 05:52   #12
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Take out the internals, painters tape places you dont want to paint, make multiple and even coats, and if you want to produce better colours you can start with a base coat of black.

Even better, you could have camos and colours professionally water transferred.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 03:45   #13
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Nope. The acid bath will destroy the pot metal - You can either duracoat or powdercoat, that's about it.
cool thanks for the clarification
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