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How to Paint Your Firearm Part 3: Application

Author Caleb Savant
7 months ago

Join Caleb from Brownells in the third installment of our series on how to paint your gun, featuring Aluma-Hyde II. In this episode, we finally dive into the actual painting process. If you've missed the previous episodes, be sure to check them out for valuable insights on choosing the right finish, avoiding common mistakes, and the importance of proper preparation.

Key Highlights:

  • Spraying Technique: Learn the right way to spray, including the importance of starting and ending off the workpiece to avoid overspray and runs.
  • Handling Hard-to-Reach Areas: Discover tips on tackling challenging areas first, like the pick rail and vent holes, to prevent overspray on flat surfaces.
  • Spray Can Tips: Understand how to adjust your spray nozzle for optimal coverage and why tight-fitting gloves are essential.
  • Curing Process: Get insights into the curing time for Aluma-Hyde II, including air curing and speed curing options.
  • Post-Spraying Tips: Learn the importance of clearing the spray can after use and the right way to store it.

Caleb demonstrates each step, providing practical advice to ensure a smooth and even finish. Whether you're a seasoned gunsmith or a DIY enthusiast, these tips will help you achieve a professional-looking paint job on your firearm.

Important Reminders:

  • Temperature and Humidity: Ensure you spray in the right conditions (70 to 90°F) for optimal results.
  • Curing Options: Choose between air curing (10-14 days) or speed curing in an oven (195°F for 3.5 hours).
  • Safety First: Always use a respirator and work in a well-ventilated area.

Stay tuned for future episodes where we'll explore camo patterns and more advanced techniques. 


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