View Full Version : What to use to paint my shotgun?

February 13, 2008, 01:21 PM
I am thinking about taking my mossberg 500 and painting the barrel, magazine tube, reciever a olive green color.

I am hoping an additional finish will keep the wear and tear from showing so much.

Also it will help with breaking up the outline when hunting.

What type of paint should I use? Will krylon spray paint work well?

I am too lazy to do anything other than some type of spray paint.

What type will work the best?

February 13, 2008, 01:42 PM
Brownell's Aluma-Hyde II or Duracoat (both epoxy based). Or you could use Brownell's teflon/moly finish(sold in a spray can), but you would need an oven big enough to cook it in. I think Krylon makes a epoxy based paint like duracoat. I think it's call fusion, but don't quote me on that. I have no expirence with just using spray paint, but I have used the others I mentioned and I am impressed with how well they hold up.

February 13, 2008, 01:43 PM
Painting a gun with a "rattle can" is probably the worst thing you could do / at least in my opinion. It won't have the same harness or durability of the factory finishes - especially where you get a lot of heat or any areas where you get some wear it'll scratch pretty easily.

But its your gun - if you want to paint it, paint it. Follow the same procedures you would use in painting anything metal - clean, degrease, prime and paint. For "rattle cans" Krylon is a good national brand - it'll probably work as well as anything.

February 13, 2008, 02:02 PM
Black Rustoleum!!:D:D

February 13, 2008, 02:05 PM
I think I will paint it and post some pictures next weekend.

How come there are very few pictures on this site?

I usually go to ar15.com and their forum has pictures everywhere.

February 14, 2008, 06:09 PM
Maybe they can afford cameras on that site. Pictures cost money; talk is cheap. We prefer spending our money on more guns and then yakking about them later. ;)

February 14, 2008, 06:12 PM
We prefer spending our money on more guns and then yakking about them later.

Well except for PBP....somehow he manages to get all the nice guns and take great pics of them.

PBP, you wanna adopt a 30 yr old, balding, fat guy? :D

February 14, 2008, 06:19 PM
Yeah, I forgot about our own Ansel Adams! :)