ATACs-FG style camo job

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by MonsterChief, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. MonsterChief

    MonsterChief New Member

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    Here is an ATACs-FG style camo job on my XD-S .45. This will be the instructional on how I did it sorry didn't do full process picture but I got before and after. This is my first instructional so please bare with me.

    Items needed:
    -Pistol :D
    -Krylon camoflauge paint
    -Newspaper
    -Washcloth
    -Primer (optional)
    -Masking Tape
    -Rubbing alcohol
    -Razor knife

    The first thing you will need to do is a complete disassembly of your pistol. Set aside any parts you do not want paint on, for me it was my barrel, guide, slide release, slide removal lever and trigger. If you don't want to break it down that far just tape it off.

    Next, clean all the oil off your firearm. This step is a must or the paint will not stick. The alcohol is best for this because it breaks oil down and leaves no residue. You can re-oil after it is dried. After all the oil has been
    removed tape off the where the slide mounts to the frame tape off the trigger if you did not remove it. Tapeing on the slide is a little more teadious. Tape off the ejection port from the inside. As for the loaded chamber indicator, I did not remove it looked to much like a pain in my back side. I just put tape over it and cut the outline with the razor knife, same for the ejection lever. If you have the fiber optic front sight like on mine, you will need to remove the fiber optic portion and replace it later. Don't remove it unlees you have spares.

    Time to paint! Mine is done in three colors Krylon Desert sand, OD green, and brown.

    Start with a base color, for me it was the desert sand. Paint the whole pistol with this base color. Let it dry for about 5-10 min. If needed put a second coat.

    Next, put the second color in small straight line sprayes. Don't fully coat it in this second color. My second color was brown. Let it dry for about 5-10 min.

    Next, do your third color the same as your second. This was the OD green for me try to leave little spacing between colors otherwise its pointless. Let this dry for the same amount of time.

    Now its time for some texture. Grab your washcloth, and spray your second color into it from very close. Dab it against the pistol on the same color, but, let it get on to the other colors slightly, or as I did do green on brown and vise versa. Now let it dry completey according to the instructions on the paint can you can handle in about 24 hours. Took mine a little longer due to the humidity in SE Alabama. See pic below to see before and after. Let me know waht you think!
     

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  2. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    I see Krylon is advertising camo paint with some feature they call "fusion for plastic" - Do any of your paint cans say anything like that?

    I painted a fiber optic sight once accidentally. Bad. Very bad! Never got it properly cleaned.
     
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  3. MonsterChief

    MonsterChief New Member

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    They all say it


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  4. cloaker

    cloaker Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Did you remove the mag release to paint it?


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  5. MonsterChief

    MonsterChief New Member

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    No I did not


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  6. cloaker

    cloaker Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Your gun looks awesome, maybe I will do one someday! Thanks for posting your tutorial!


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