Introduction: How to Do Simple Paint Job for Airsoft Guns.

In this instructable, i will show how to do a simple airsoft paint job to use on your gun. I am using a cheap plastic mini auto in case i make a mistake.

Step 1: Materials

1 roll of thin masking tape
Spraypaint can(s)
Scissors
Newspaper

Step 2: Masking Tape

Mask off any areas that you do not want to be painted. Make sure to cover safety, tip of barrel, trigger, loading port, and any other functional spots. I chose a striped design

Step 3: Painting

Lay down newspaper so u dont get paint on the floor.
Spray paint in breif strokes, holding the can about 10 inches above the gun. Let dry for about 10-15mins if inside or 5-10mins if outside. Gently peel off the masking tape, and try not to scratch the paint. The pain becomes more scratch resistant in about 2 days.

Step 4: Finished

Congradulations, you have just spray painted you airsoft gun. Choose different colors as you please. Dark reds, browns greens, tans, and blacks make the perfect camo for woodland, i chose silver because it was all i had at the time. Please comment, i can change some steps and answer questions. This was my first instructable. Picture 4 is my paintjob for my AEG, enjoy.

P.S. To add a worn look, use sandpaper and rub off the paint on corners, edges, and on the base.

Comments

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EpicMinecrafter870 (author)2016-09-09

It's like a strange smoky clear color

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EpicMinecrafter870 (author)2016-09-09

Finally I can at least make my crap AEG look good...

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h8864 (author)2012-02-08

you rifle is not legal. Remember Kids only you can stop people from painting orange tips.

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Capt. Kidd (author)h88642012-03-02

If you look real close, you can see that he taped the orange tip and so didn't paint it. He also added a label to it in the diagram where he taped the stripes.

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AlexanderM11 (author)Capt. Kidd2015-07-31

Not to revive a old post, but that is done to keep paint from going INSIDE THE BARREL! You don't want to screw your accuracy

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h8864 (author)Capt. Kidd2012-03-18

no on the last image it says painted over.

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crazyblade1209 (author)h88642015-02-11

You are entirely wrong. The orange tip is only required for SALES from stores. In fact on higher end aegs they are removable and black ( or other color) flashhiders can be purchased.

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shorts5555 (author)2014-12-14

I just painted my gun and instead of using masking tape, I made a paper stencil by folding an a4 in half and tearing out a strip in the middle then spraying diagonal lines. Looks much more camouflage-y and better than simply masking tape.

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navyseal9 (author)2009-10-15

is that the mini G3!!!  i hve one of those

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same here

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zap89 (author)2010-07-25

your gun is more of a fail then my m83b2

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Shadow Ops Sniper (author)2009-05-25

I need a Paint job for my sniper that will not scratch off. Any recommendations ???

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Spray paint it then Use Matt spray Varnish (think its varnish) it wont come off with scratches

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Jonnyboy46 (author)2008-03-19

I just painted my gun(which I really liked a lot) but the paint is already wearing off. I am really dissapointed. Is there any coat to put on top. It is ultra flat paint so a gloss coat wouldnt make sense.

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Ishukone (author)Jonnyboy462009-04-06

Well after you apply the paint and have the desired effect. add a layer of spray polyurethane, which creates a invisible layer protective finish. that should last you for a year or so.

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bitch hunter (author)Jonnyboy462008-06-30

well by sanding the gun b4 the paint and then letting it dry in a warm and dry area it should stay on longer

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Jonnyboy46 (author)bitch hunter2008-07-01

I did sand it, and i let it dry outside, in sacramento. I did find the answer to my question. It is a flat top coat. But even that is wearing. Im about to buy some army tape and wrap the crap out of the spots that wear.

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Kaelessin (author)Jonnyboy462008-08-06

well that certainly will work but if you do still want a good paint job then i'd reccomend springing for some "krylon fusion" paints . . .they're chemically engineered to bind with plastics and they have official (albeit u.s. )cammo colors available. No primer is needed . . .though if your surface is particularly shiny then a sanding with high grit(ie fine) sandpaper would be a good idea. I've used the stuff and it's sheer brilliance! I will let you in on a secret though . . .it's expensive( :( ) depending on where you get it. Make sure you shop around first. I've found that walmart has it for the least around where I live.

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Pumpkin$ (author)Kaelessin2008-09-16

wats wrong with u.s?

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Kaelessin (author)Pumpkin$2008-09-16

nothing really unless you wanted to paint your rifle with the official cammo pattern and colors . . .

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bitch hunter (author)Jonnyboy462008-07-01

there ya go! and all bcus of me!

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xZCodmaNZx (author)Jonnyboy462008-03-30

yes i forget what it called can buy at home dept.

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lotrsam11 (author)2008-02-21

hey! i wanted to make a really awesome loking camo, but i cant really figure it out...any tips?

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Kaelessin (author)lotrsam112008-08-06

I frequent a forum (i must confess as a lurker only though) and they have a wealth of great info . . . here's a thread on how to freehand a great cammo pattern . . .
http://www.airsoftretreat.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=72&cat=49
give it a look!

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gth (author)2008-06-26

hey dude great idea

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Dr.Paj (author)2008-02-18

I'd rather not paint my air soft gun, but I did paint some Nerf guns laying around, here they are...(oh and by the way on your last picture don't go around in public with that gun, the one without the orange tip, or you could get shot by police, which I doubt would be fun.)

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mitchell12 (author)2008-02-02

Stock, Not stalk... lol

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ComandoDIY (author)2008-01-16

what gun is that on the forth pic on the last page?

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mousepadd (author)ComandoDIY2008-01-17

Zombie Killer

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