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    ha, wow, I just did a google search for the Rustoleum Earth Brown..... that was the 1 color I decided to NOT get while I was at the hardware store..... looks like Im getting it on my way home today... Thanks
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    The biggest problem here is that computer monitors all display colors differently, and the only way to get anything close to true color fidelity is to have a properly calibrated monitor, typically a high-end one.

    The idea could be useful if the same person using the same camera on the same background took the pictures and then color corrected them and posted them up. Then you could have at least an idea of the variations, if not the true colors.

    It's a good idea though, and I can see where it would be very useful for those trying to decide on paint colors. Hopefully, given the shortcomings of color reproduction with computer monitors, someone will still be able to do some comparisons with images like these.

    That being said, if you're painting with rattle cans, do yourself a favor and find/order some Aervoe. It is superior for these applications over almost all others and is worth the wait.

    I think jwfuhrman's idea is sound, especially if the "swatches" got grouped in a way that showed colors that work well together for specific environments, and that this thread could turn out to hold some useful information. In light of that, y'all might want to watch and not turn it into another painted rifle thread, lest it get folded into the existing one or closed by a mod.
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    I've used a lot of different paint on different guns over the years and as expected, they wear over time. I always thought, no big deal, sand, clean, repeat.

    I never thought to use a spray primer prior to painting. Has anyone tried this and noticed a difference, especially in high wear areas or in plastic parts? I may try it on some of the work guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by $CashMoney$ View Post
    I've used a lot of different paint on different guns over the years and as expected, they wear over time. I always thought, no big deal, sand, clean, repeat.

    I never thought to use a spray primer prior to painting. Has anyone tried this and noticed a difference, especially in high wear areas or in plastic parts? I may try it on some of the work guns.
    I'd like to know something similar. Anyone used a self-etching primer? I've used it on car parts and was curious if anyone had tried it on steel, plastic or aluminum rifle parts and whether the top coat lasted longer.
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    I use nothing but Aervoe camo paint. The "Light Coyote" is a dead match for FDE and the "Highland" is true Coyote Brown.

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    Good information here. I've used Duracoat a lot, but for my truck/coyote rifle, I have considered using the Krylon camo paints. But I hesitated to use it on the barrel. Does it stand up to a hot barrel without burning off?

    I've never heard of Aervoe. I'm going to read up on it.

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clod Stomper View Post
    Good information here. I've used Duracoat a lot, but for my truck/coyote rifle, I have considered using the Krylon camo paints. But I hesitated to use it on the barrel. Does it stand up to a hot barrel without burning off?

    I've never heard of Aervoe. I'm going to read up on it.

    Thanks,

    Will
    Will,

    Skip the Krylon and go straight to Aervoe. It's hard to qualify in words except to say that it's just better quality paint all around. It goes on better and is more durable.

    As far as it goes, I spray painted my barrel, and the only loss of paint has occurred at the flash hider. Of course, I'm not doing full-auto beta mag dumps, and YMMV, but a lot of people have painted their barrels and not had any problems with the paint burning off.
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    For those folks that were looking for them, if I remember correctly, the Krylon Camo: http://www.krylon.com/products/camou...on_technology/
    is available at Walmart, If I remember the colors available were black, khaki, olive and brown. The Rustoleum Camo which is available at Home Depot I think: http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=124
    The colors available were black, khaki, earth brown, forest green. I hope this helps the folks looking for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustedAce View Post
    I like Rustoleum Earth Brown.


    That Earth Brown looks great.
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    I used Camo Paint and the rubber stuff that stops a silverware tray from sliding in the drawer to get the pattern.

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