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Old July 28th, 2009, 05:44   #1
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About making my gun unique...

So since M4s are so darn common in my area, I almost thought of giving up my M4! But thanks to my friend, he suggested I should some how craft some design on it, kind of like wood burning. But since the gun is mainly made out of metal, using a wood burner is completely unless, so question one:

1: Is there anyway to crafting drawings onto metal without using massive amount of tools like welding, sawing?
I'm just looking to make some deep scratches(but not deep enough to damage the gun) then paint over it like most logo on the plastic parts.

Secondly, I need to figure out what type of paint and finish I could use to keep the game looking great and won't have to keep worrying about scratching the design in outdoor game. So question two:

2: What type of paint stick to metal and that stays. If there's no such paint, then is there any type of thing that'll keep the dry paint protected from coming off?

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Old July 28th, 2009, 06:03   #2
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You could get a shop to laser etch it engrave or something like that.

Secondly, if you're worried about scratching your gun, don't expect to be playing a game with it.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 13:30   #3
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Try streamers and pinwheels or nice balloons (get the silver kind). You could try someting with an engraver, you know the little machines that they use to put names on brass plates. I like to paint my own camo.



It's obviously still an Armalite of some kind but everyone who see's it likes the job.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 13:38   #4
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For the absolute most unique gun possible on the field...

Leave it stock.

Nobody ever does that.



It's hard to go wrong with Krylon camo paint (it's a matte paint). If you really want a good, durable finish, you'll need to clean the parts to be painted thoroughly. Apply a coat of primer. Allow it to dry properly. Apply your paints. Allow to dry properly. Finish with a clear coat. I don't know if clear coats are available in matte.

If it doesn't have to be a masterpiece, skip the primer. Personally I prefer a more natural battle-worn look, so camo coats are dusted on thinly, lightly and repeatedly. After a few games and a little rain, it blends and wears nicely.

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Old July 28th, 2009, 14:04   #5
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For the absolute most unique gun possible on the field...

Leave it stock.

Nobody ever does that.



It's hard to go wrong with Krylon camo paint (it's a matte paint). If you really want a good, durable finish, you'll need to clean the parts to be painted thoroughly. Apply a coat of primer. Allow it to dry properly. Apply your paints. Allow to dry properly. Finish with a clear coat. I don't know if clear coats are available in matte.

If it doesn't have to be a masterpiece, skip the primer. Personally I prefer a more natural battle-worn look, so camo coats are dusted on thinly, lightly and repeatedly. After a few games and a little rain, it blends and wears nicely.
Don't forget to sand it!
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Old July 28th, 2009, 14:10   #6
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Don't forget to sand it!
Uh? No. Krylon camo goes over the black finish of the metal so that when it wear's it wears to black, not bare metal / shiny.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 18:28   #7
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You can get a metal engraving tool from canadian tire for under $30 or you can get an even cheaper one from princess auto if there is one near you. and like the others said, Krylon.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 18:37   #8
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use iron sights a vert grip and a simple 2 point sling

most unique AR EVAR!
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Old July 28th, 2009, 19:32   #9
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Uh? No. Krylon camo goes over the black finish of the metal so that when it wear's it wears to black, not bare metal / shiny.
I COULD say it wouldn't really wear if you did sand it
BUT, you probably(most likely) no more than I do about it
so I will keep my 'fingers' shut

after this last post
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Old July 28th, 2009, 19:41   #10
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The less shit you stick on it, the more unique it will be.
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