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Old April 9, 2017, 10:50 PM   #1
AirmanRatliff
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DIY Shadow Mats

Hey all, just a quick question.

Has anyone here ever made their own shadow mats? If you don't know what I mean, think of cleaning mats with "shadows" for where the disassembled parts should go. I'm trying to make my own, and just looking to see if anyone else has before I start brainstorming ways to haha.

Currently I'm thinking burlap, with a grease pencil to start, and a paint pen to finalize the lines?
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Old April 11, 2017, 11:14 PM   #2
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Make sure you test any prospective paint with the solvents you typically use for cleaning. Nothing like "cleaning" your favorite firearm and getting dissolved paint on bits that take a stain that won't come out. Many paints are "acrylic" meaning plastic. I've had insect repellents and cleaning solutions soften or dissolve several types of paint over the years.
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