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Discussion in 'Hi-Point Carbines' started by johbren, Nov 7, 2015.
I bought this a couple of months ago and as you can see ive been doing things to it.
my other toy I been working on. ruger 10/22 talo. Notice forward grip off my high point.
Cerakote? That puppy is bright!
Rustoleum for plastic. Its not that bright really its just the way the picture came out.
For those that have spray painted their carbines, how well does it hold up over time? Do you put a clear coat? Curious how easy it is to scratch or wear in the high traffic areas like the grip.
I used a rustolium type plastic paint. I applied 4 coats of paint & 2 coats of clear coat. Allowed 1 day between coats, it was summer time. It didn't last 2 days until it started peeling off. I won't waste my time again. If I want my gun to be a color it is NOT, I will pay someone to cerakote it?
Way too much paint. 2 light mist color coats followed by a "wet" coat 10 minutes apart. Do the same with a clear the next day (optional). Then leave it alone for a week to fully cure or it will peel off. Once cured, it'll be surprisingly durable.
Cic you forgot to tell him about the prep work before the paint.
Oh yea. Scrub it with Comet and an old tooth brush. De-grease with Ajax Lemon Dish Liquid (not that antibacterial $#!t) and rinse thoroughly. Let fully dry before painting. Only sand it if you need to fix something or are customizing. Sanding should never be part of the prep process. It does nothing more than destroy detail.
yep. Much better
I do light sand if its a smooth surface though and use primer usually.
Those directions were for a HP carbine. Paint gets plenty of bite by itself. Primer helps to achieve the correct color you might be looking for but not needed for adhesion. Yes, smooth surfaces need a light sanding or the paint won't bite in.
I know just messing with you. I was thing of when I painted an other gun.
Someone great once said "paint is not a modification".
And plan on keeping it forever or taking a serious beating on the price if you ever go to sell it.
I do get a kick out of those who think their HP is worth more because of their DIY custom job.
I made a profit on both HP carbines that I've sold which were painted.
Well obviously I wasn't talking about you. Or Joey. or me.
But you do know the ones I was referring to.
Nice Work, johbren!