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Old November 8th, 2007, 04:36   #1
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painting airsoft rifles

looking at my very well used ics and think its time for some paint. i want nothing fancy other than the stock paintjob it came with. problem is i have rare trademarks and i dont know how to go about painting anything airsoft. these are the trademarks i dont want destroyed.




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Old November 8th, 2007, 04:43   #2
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Are those trades engraved? if they are you could fill it with some sort of wax and pick it out after... Or you could use a liquid mask...

If not.. You could mask it and do your best to match the color...
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Old November 8th, 2007, 06:27   #3
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They look laser etched or something... not much you can do (that I know of) to save them if you paint it, short of getting them engraved first (how handy are you with a Dremel? :P )
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Old November 8th, 2007, 06:41   #4
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They look laser etched or something... not much you can do (that I know of) to save them if you paint it, short of getting them engraved first (how handy are you with a Dremel? :P )
not good with a dremel at all. a retard eating hot wings with an "etch a sketch" could do better than me.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 09:43   #5
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leave it, worn guns look dope.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 10:07   #6
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not good with a dremel at all. a retard eating hot wings with an "etch a sketch" could do better than me.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 10:13   #7
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leave it, worn guns look dope.
+1 looks good
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I should also point out even though you're not looking to cam paint your rifle.. ghillie-style sleeve > camo paint job IMHO.
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+1 looks good
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Old November 8th, 2007, 10:32   #10
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Agree on that, too. An airsoft gun is like a book. Well worn = well loved.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 11:11   #11
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Do you shoot your gun or just look at it? Who cares what the trades say. Paint over 'em.

If you don't want to, then use a pin and some grease to fill 'em in, then wipe the grease off after the paintjob.
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^you can enjoy shooting your gun AND looking at it too :P

My friend has the same trades on his ICS and I don't think there's very much you can do except cover the trades and paint the rest.

Maybe it's time to get that camo paint job you always wanted?
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You could go the brush method and sort of "drybrush" the worn areas... it'll neaten it up a little bit.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 13:31   #14
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Do you shoot your gun or just look at it? Who cares what the trades say. Paint over 'em.

If you don't want to, then use a pin and some grease to fill 'em in, then wipe the grease off after the paintjob.
apparently these are gen 1 trades stamped after an inspection by the olympic arms company,which ics doesnt do anymore. i would like to preserve them.

(ps) as far as shooting goes, this rifle eats up about 2,000 rds a game,hence the worn paint.

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Old November 8th, 2007, 14:28   #15
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if the trades are that rare and your that concerned about em, i would seriously consider takeing them down to and engraver and have them do it profesionally, of course i would and youd need to dissassemble the rifle down to the reciever lol. i was going to do that with my usp before i sold it. i painted over my hurricane body and scuffed away the paint to expose the laser etch, it did the trick, but i actually scuffed some of the etch away in some spots, so i would just get it engraved and do yourself a favour and up the resale of your gun in that same step.
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