Painting

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Pistols' started by ddaratt, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. ddaratt

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    I'm new to this forum and I'm thinking about paint my C9. I'm thinking about painting the slide and grips.

    My question is what is the best paint to use on the slide and and grips? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. 0311

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    I'm in the process of painting my JHP. Using Rust-o-leum, flat Khaki. Hope it turns out ok. Will post some pics when it's finished.
    I've used their CAMO paint on a few projects, & it seems pretty durable.
    Krylon, ( Fusion?), is another one that comes to mind. Supposed to be good for plastic.
    Lots of threads on here about painting. Some are very nice. I admit I sort of stole some ideas for doing mine.

    P.S.

    Welcome to the forum from the Great Lakes State.
     

  3. jcwit

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    I happen to like the stock look but others may feel differently.

    I did paint my grips with black texture paint by Rust-Oleum.
     
  4. ddaratt

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    I ended up not painting the slide just the grips. I like how they turned out.
     

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  5. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    Not too shabby!...... Welcome to the forum
     
  6. ddaratt

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    I went ahead and did the ejection port or whatever its called. I think I found the right contrast of light and dark.
     

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  7. Grant

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    Looks great.
     
  8. Hermitt

    Hermitt Hey! Get Off My Lawn! Member

    I like that color. :cool:
     
  9. ddaratt

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    Thanks guys. The wife got mad and told me to stop spending so much time painting.
     
  10. 0311

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    Lot of work getting the slide polished. But it was worth it I think.
     

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  11. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    Clean up your edges. Then it'll be worth it.
     
  12. Challenger76

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    I wanna polish the side of my 40, like yours, what did you use to make it so shiny? Dremel? I used a Dremel to sand down my ejection chamber and it looks better than being black, but wasn't able to give it that smooth shine like you got.
     
  13. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Krylon paint is what your looking for.
     
  14. 0311

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    Bad eyes, didn't see it. Was just a little bleed through from around the tape. Will use a better quality tape next time. Wiped right off with my finger nail.

    Haven't had much time to look at it that closely. But here is another area that could use a touch up.
     

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  15. 0311

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    Most of it was done by hand. Started out with a small sanding block & 150 grit paper. Once all of the black was gone, I used progressive grits up to 400. Then did some polishing with the Dremel & some polishing rouge. Couple coats of chrome polish & it was done. Unless you do the whole slide, mask off the areas you want to stay black, or paint.
    Being my first paint project, I'm pretty happy with it. If I do another one, I would keep going up on the sandpaper to 1200 grit before Dremel.
    There is a lot of time involved.
     
  16. ddaratt

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    I cleaned up the area where the tape moved and it looks a lot better now