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Old 06-21-2015, 11:26 AM
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I put together a tutorial on "How to camouflage your AR15". I not only like the look but it requires less external cleaning and it offers practical camouflage for hunting.

Many people have wondered how I added the fish scale look so I made this video.



1. Clean your rifle with non-chlorinated brake cleaner.

2. Cover any serial numbers, gas tubes, or moving parts that should not be painted.

3. Paint rifle in a base coat of dark brown.

4. After the base coat dries, stretch a fishnet stockings over the rifle. Tighten the stocking over the rifle and pin it so the desired fish scale pattern is overlayed on the rifle.

5. Paint diagonal stripes over rifle using lightest colors first. Use cutouts of leaves or grass to paint local pattern specific background patterns on your rifle.
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I've camouflaged several rifles, but keep this little TRUE story in mind....
I guess I was 8 or 9 years old when my Grandad took me "Hunting" for the first time. I had my BB gun and Grandad has his 30-30. We're walking through the woods and Grandad, while just letting me experience nature more than hunt, still kept his eyes open just in case. He was trying to teach me how to walk quietly through the woods and carry a rifle at the same time. I was rattling that old BB gun and shooting at every pine cone I saw and I guess Grandad was getting pretty irritated. My BB gun actually jammed up on me and I could not get a BB in the barrel. Grandad, very aggravated at this point, sets his 30-30 with it's camo wrap around chap up against a tree and spends a few minutes helping get my BB gun back to working. While I was standing there watching (FEARING) Grandad as he shook and fiddled with that BB gun, I felt and heard something something puff on my back like some kind of monster that had snuck up on me from behind. I turned my head and there was the biggest deer that I'd ever seen with his head at my shoulder. I said quietly "Grandad, Grandad....". Grandad replied "Do you want me to fix this Damn gun or not". I said "Grandad, there's a deer behind me!". Grandad turned and looked at me and this HUGE BUCK standing to my right. He then began scanning the trees for his camouflaged rifle. After a few minutes, Grandad spotted the 30-30 and began easing towards it. The second his hand made contact with the rifle, that buck bolted and was gone. It was like he was as curious as I was watching Grandad fix that gun and knew which one was real and which one was fake. Grandad told me to head for the blankin' truck". He was ****ed! We got to the truck.....son, we lost a 12 point buck because that's what happens when you go to the woods and **** around!!! It was probably the Worst/Best Experience that I ever had with Grandad and we talked about that moment all the way to when he passed away October before last. That Camo Chap was cool, and sucked at the same time! Just a great little memory about camo and how well it can work! Lol.
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Have you found any particular paints that hold up better than others? I intend to have a few cerakote jobs don't soon, but wouldn't mind rattle-canning a few of my more utilitarian rifles.
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I recommend Krylon or Rustoleum. They both offer "Camouflage Colors". They are ultra flat and blend well together. If you don't like how it turns out you can just paint over it. If you want to sell the rifle you can clean it all off with brake cleaner.
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Both Krylon and Rustoleum have about 6 colors in their lineup (Black, Sand, Khaki, Woodland Light Green, Olive, Brown)
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This should be good for Grenwich village or Fire Island

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This should be good for Grenwich village or Fire Island

You should call that:

"Arctic Style"


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I've built ghillie covers (kind of an incomplete scabbard) for the Mauser and the Enfields, but paint jobs isn't something I've done to one lately. Thanks for telling how you got the fishnet effect. I'll have to give it a try.
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You should call that:

"Arctic Style"


Pink snow
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I did my trash truck
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Warning.......stay away from Krylon clear coats. I coated my .410 and .35 whelen H&R and on a warm day at the start of hunting season, I was walking through the woods and sweating pretty good with the rifle in front of me, one hand on the stock and the barrel in the other. When I pulled my hand away from the barrel, it felt sticky. The sweat from my hand actually dissolved the clear coat and left a nice hand print around my barrel and on my stock. Several months later, the same thing happened with the .410. I don't know why, but it seems like the clear coat reacts with sweat or the oils from my hands and ruined some nice camo jobs.
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What the heck moonshine were you drinking the night before? Haha. Never knew that would happen. I've never used a clear coat.
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Lol....It was a work of art! I figured a satin clear would give it a little added protection........and it was Apple Pie! : )
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I've built ghillie covers (kind of an incomplete scabbard) for the Mauser and the Enfields, but paint jobs isn't something I've done to one lately. Thanks for telling how you got the fishnet effect. I'll have to give it a try.
Can you please post a picture of that gillie cover for your mouser?
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Here's my camouflage job, used the sponge method. It works well.
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Here are a few of my camo jobs.
I usually start with a FDE base coat then alternate brown stripes with OD green foliage patterns and lighter green stripes. I then dust over it with paint to lighten/darken as needed.
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Can you please post a picture of that gillie cover for your mouser?
I'll give it a try next weekend. I don't do a lot with posting photos, so I'm going to be in learning mode for a while.
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Interesting pattern very nice
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I got bored looking at my Moss 500, has Knoxx stock, tact forearm, heat shield, side saddle, basic blue gunmetal.

I went FDE on all the plastic. Wow. Then did a stencil from Ebay for Jungle Tiger Stripe, and filled in with OD, Brown, Flat Black.

It has changed the look by 100%. Did not go gonzoes on the blued finish. Left well alone in case the "Desert Tiger Stripe" gets old. Still have the original furniture(wood-like birch I think)

Thank you You Tube! got some ideas, gave me basic set-up.
Not hard to do, and looks fine.
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Here is mine:

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