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Old 02-05-2014, 10:21 PM
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Enclosed is a step-by-step walk thru project with the intent of outlining the process undertook to camo my sub2000 in a digital desert style. I have done a couple other items using this process and will document the tasking here.


the gun to camo, sub2000 9mm carbine.


the sub2000 (to be camo'd) next to my previous camo project Ruger mini-14


Start by removing all accessories from gun


separate shoulder stock from tube, watch for pin, and spring


strip down to barrel


prep parts for paint, use 600 grit to buff all exposed surfaces


clean surfaces with alcohol


mask off areas not for paint


stuff rags and/or patchs in gun cavities


scuff sand barrel, just enough for primer to adhere.


rags in magazine well and ejection port


automotive primer and high temp primer (for barrel)


1x coats of primer, allow 24 hour dry time. Light scuff sand between coats


paint barrel with 2x coats of high temp stove paint (sand color)
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:22 PM
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barrel painted


All other parts paint with Krylon Camouflage flat Khaki can # 4291. 2x coats, scuff with 600 grit between coats


painted components view


need to prep camo material, this is waterproof digital desert material roll from e-bay


use this 3M adhesive to coat non-camo pattern side


coat entire side


should look like this, allow to dry


get couple rolls of this stuff, double sided carpet tape. from lowes hardware. Super sticky on both sides (similar to duct tape) holds adhesion even when wet


roll out tape on camo fabric. The (dryed) 3M adhesive will provide a strong bonding surface for the tape


roll out the tape on entire camo fabric


cut camo rough fabric size needed, I'll start with the muzzle shroud


peel off backing, helps to use Exacto knife Blade # 11


lay part on double sided fabric


drape fabric over part, no wrinkles.
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trim with Exacto (blade # 11)


after trimming


100% nylon thread to stitch seam. This step is not 100% necessary, but will ensure lifetime of durability


prep brass attach screws with blue locktite (I use the paste type)


next a camo sling


peel backing


lay 1 inch sling on adhesive


fold camo over


trim excess


soldering Iron to cauterize (melt) ends


100% nylon thread


stitch ends of enclosed webbing


thru all length


connect ends (sew) of strap with quick release
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seam seal all sewing, so no water ingress to interior strap


stitch-up opposite side


finished sling


camo the red Lion quad rail components


completed surefire light and charging handle


targeted recesses of gun, make a simple template with painters tape


check size


re-pattern on camo


apply to gun


for parts with bolt heads protruding, need to work around those, check diameter with template


get correct punch size


make true round hole in tape

hole check


trace pattern needed, hole in pattern exposes bolt
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tape fit check


use punch to cut hole and apply camo


repeat to other parts of gun


camo trim


applied camo to top of receiver


trimmed fabric pattern


left side of gun


right side of gun


camo'd gun and accessories ready to install


blue locktite paste all threads


left side of gun


right side of gun


redlion rail, sling attach, angled hand guard, riser, barrel shroud, and sight close-up close-up


view from rear


first person view from rear

Observations:
1. Happy with results
2. The camo should last the life of the gun, if any issues, I can re-apply as needed
3. Probably overkill with high temp paint on barrel, but should be durable to survive lots of round thru the gun
4. I have applied this exact process on the mini-14 couple years ago. It has held up well without issue
5. No need for tacticool cheek rest

Enjoy!
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gun over-layed on ACU jacket.
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Thinking outside the box. I like it!
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I like it! Awesome write up.
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I think you did a good job. Personally, I would not have used the fabric, but that's just me.

Good job and great pics.
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I hate acu and would never finish a gun with that tape. As long as you are happy with it that is all that matters. The gun is cool.
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Well done and great photos
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:26 PM
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Here are a couple shots of my KLR650 camo project:

camo front forks

camo fender

hand stitched seat

finished project
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Very good stuff. Instructions were done well also.
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