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maybe im just oldschool but I find krylon works just fine

example of krylon
DUDE!! That stuff really DOES work! I can't see the guy holding that rifle at all!

Man I'm SOLD!!
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DUDE!! That stuff really DOES work! I can't see the guy holding that rifle at all!

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that makes no sense please elaborate
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Think I might be able to help clear up the confusion above. Kloan is using sarcasm to imply that the krylon method isn't as effective. The truth of it is though that hydrodipping, though clean looking isn't anymore effective than krylon...


Hydrodip

Krylon

Most people, and understandably so, coat their weapons in one of these two methods under the guise that it "hides" them from game. Im guilty of this too. The truth however is that it's done for aesthetic purposes. If we REALLY wanted to camoflauge our weapons we'd do so:



So, in short both methods will work fine depending on personal taste. And isnt that what its all about?
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Think I might be able to help clear up the confusion above. Kloan is using sarcasm to imply that the krylon method isn't as effective. The truth of it is though that hydrodipping, though clean looking isn't anymore effective than krylon...
i think kloan was being sarcastic but meant the guy holding the gun in the foreground.....
Which is actually just sitting there un-manned...
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I am a "Factory trained" instaler with a large water transfer printing company (Three days in Miami at their facility doing hundreds of parts).

It is very durable if the base coat is mixed with the hardner correctly, the PVA is well rinced after dipping and before the clear coat goes on. I ran a barrel I did on a machine gun and it took a couple of mag dumps to burn it. Without full auto you would find it hard to hurt it.

Water temp is critical, the cooler it is the longer you have to float the stencil. 90 degrees is perfec and gives you a 60 second float to get ready to dip.

We bought a big system but dont use it because the rest of our business (Tacticalmachining.com) got to big to allow any time for this. I hope to use it next year when it slows down some.
Where in Central FL are you? I'm in Orlando.

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much appreciated
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Thank you so much for the videos...so helpful. Bye, going shopping.
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Where in Central FL are you? I'm in Orlando.

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According to this - http://tacticalmachining.com/
They're in Deland...
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Cool stuff, maybe I'll give it a try.
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that really does look nice,,, and easy enough for just about anyone to do a fair job at it... I had seen it before onb a TV show, but didnt realize you could buy a home kit... thanks.
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thanks for the information
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Well done.. There are so many uses for this.
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You are absolutely right. The kit even comes with a can of clear coat to finish the application. However, I have been thinking about contacting the company to see if there are any issues with “upgrading” the included clear coat to some automotive grade I have laying around.
For putting it on a rifle barrel (or any other part that gets hot like the gas tube on an AK) its best to put down a durable primer such as what duracoat puts out. Usually I just duracoat the entire weapon with a base color before dipping. Your mileage might vary.
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Thanks for the info
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swirl painting is also a good method. float paint in a water bath and then bring your object up through the paint.
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I have been doing a little dipping too, Its not hard to get good results, but I am by no means good enough to do it for others yet. A pro told me he uses dry erase markers to blend seams and uses a airbrush to do some touch ups, his stuff is remarkable, mine well lets not talk about it lol, it works for me .
I didn't buy one of the dip kits I just bought the film and the activator and I use automotive paints not rustoleum or krylon.the pro I talked too said they already have a topcoat in them and the adhesion wont be as good.I trust him that's all he has done for the last 4 years. this is a rifle I did in snow camo and flat desert tan paint.
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could be useful, thanks for the share!
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Bloody brilliant stuff! Wow I got get some! Love it!!
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this makes digi camo really easy I just do it the old way by using lots of little squares of the blue painters tape and a lot of time in a lot of layers lol takes way too much time for not enough product.
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Wonder how it stands up to wear and tear and how it would stand up to the heat of a well used rifle barrel? Putting the acrylic coating on it afterwards, seems like it would be a must.
Curious as well about it holding up to higher temps. Thanks
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