after the first camp job on te .243 i decided i wasnt happy with it, infact i thought it was a shocking job and wasnt very happy with myself so i stripped it and started again.
For this job i used Halfords brand paints as they do a camo range (this is the honest truth i got asked by the girl at the desk if it came out camo coz the image on the can was DPM lmfao only in Telford)
you will need:
2x tins of khaki matt finish
1x tin of olive or forest green matt finish
1x tin of brown matt finish
1 or 2 tins of clear coat lacquer
1x tin gray of primer
a few handfulls of grass
some fine open net
wide and thin masking tape
always better to stick to one brand of paint for all colours, primers and lacquers.
BE SURE TO GIVE ENOUGH DRYING TIME SO YOUR NOT PUTTING A WET GUN IN YOUR LOCK BOX OVER NIGHT.
Start buy striping the rifle and giving it a really good clean. Once you happy it is clean and dry tape of anything you dont want painted ie, trigger unit, inside the action, etc and dont forget to block the end of the barrel, if you are painting the scope aswell make sure you tape up the dials on turrets etc. when everything is taped up give the barrel a key with some wire wool and give the stock a sand to help the paint bond. now toy are ready for the first coat of primer.
once everything is primed (including mounts but tape of the inside of the rings). Give it 3 fine coats of gray primer and once it is dry give everything 2x thin coats of khaki all these coats had 15-25 mins drying between them (mat differ with other brands). Once the final coat of khaki is done leave it for a few hours to harden a little more and then put the rifle back together including mounts and scope (dont forget to remove the tape on the rings. Now give everything one more coat of khaki and when it is dry blow over it with a fine mist of green this is shown in second pic.
i put the studs into my rifle and hung it as it is allot easier to get to all the nooks n cranys on the rifle. Now leave it over night to harden.