View Full Version : Painting a scope?

November 16, 2001, 03:38 PM
I bought a Leupold 2x silver from a co-worker for next to nothing (much less than a glock high cap mag). I'm going to mount it on my wood stocked/blue scout rifle.
I could sell it and buy a black one, but I probably won't (just don't feel like dealing with it).
So...has anyone ever painted their scope with that temporary cammo paint or used the cammo tape on a scope? Any advice, tips?

November 17, 2001, 01:54 PM
Guess I'll answer my own question. Yes, it can be done, did it last night and it looks great. Now I've got a matt black Leupold.:cool:

And here it is...a bit fuzzy though.

El Rojo
November 17, 2001, 08:40 PM
I just clicked onto gear and accesories on accident and read your post. I have painted my Leupold twice. The key as you hopefully figured out was to tape over those lenses and not let any paint get to them! I also masked off the markings for the side focus and for the zoom. And for me I masked off my gold Leupold ring. Why? I just couldn't bring myself to paint the ring that signifies what a large investment I made.

1st Paint Job (http://home.bak.rr.com/elrojo/pictures/700camo1.jpg)

1st paint job with new stock. (http://home.bak.rr.com/elrojo/pictures/700prt1.jpg)

New Paint Job (http://home.bak.rr.com/elrojo/pictures/700prtc3.jpg)

November 17, 2001, 10:45 PM
Nice job (and pics) ER. I almost bought green to go with the black myself ..hmmmm....something to do next week maybe.

November 20, 2001, 05:08 PM
Hey Atticus,

Did you use a medium height or High set of rings for your scout configuration?

I gotta order a set of rings and need some advice.


November 21, 2001, 02:41 PM
I bought mediums.