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Old June 3rd, 2009, 12:12   #1
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Painting: Is it stupid?

Alright so i was thinking of spray painting the clear part of my AEG black. I know to use painters tape over the parts I don't want painted and not to paint on grass. I heard a rumor that it will mess up the internals of the gun. Is this true? And if not are there any specific methods used to paint AEG's? Is it a common thing? Thanks.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 12:16   #2
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Best bet is to probably to field strip it/take it apart, paint what parts you want and re-assemble.
Always worked for me.
Usually do 3-4 light coats.

One gun I had, 50% of the mechbox was painted and it still worked, shrug.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 12:30   #3
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take it apart and paint what you want, using tape to cover what you don't wanna paint and trying to paint it all assemble will not look nearly as good.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 04:54   #4
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sometimes you can brush your AEG by those paints,cuz i make plastic models..
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Old June 4th, 2009, 06:37   #5
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I don't see how painting, let's say a plastic receiver, would do anything to a gearbox? Paint does not go through plastic, then through the mecbox lol
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Old June 4th, 2009, 11:34   #6
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I'd see a problem if they went through "holes". Other than that seal it up with painters tape and you're good to go.

A tip if your trades are engraved. Cover the trades with painters tape and paint the rest of the gun first. Then paint the trades with a brush, wipe it off with a Kleenex or something (so the paint doesn't sit in the crevasses and fill them up) then "colour in" the trades with a crayon, or whiteout, and cover with a matte clear coat.
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