Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to my first ible! today i am going to show you how to paint a nerf gun. I will be using a Nerf N-Strike Maverick rev 6 (available for 8-10$ but if you have a gun you dont mind taking apart you can use that) 

Step 1: Materials

A nerf gun (of your choice, but again i will be using a Maverick)
Some plastic spray paint (krylon fusion plastic works well) one can of black and any number of other colors you want to use.
An exacto knife
some general purpose sand paper (or low grit if you want to minimize the risk of making scratches the paint wont cover)
some blue painting tape
a small philips head screw driver (I refer to these as tweakers)
and a cardboard surface for painting on top of (a grassy gun is no fun and mom probably wont be happy if you paint her driveway)
<p>If you want to give it a distressed or battle-worn look, could you spray paint it with black and then silver on top then sand it a bit?</p>
<p>I'm quite lazy.. Is it really necessary to sand the entire gun? I've already disassembled and sanded off the logos and such. </p>
<p>The paint jobs I've seen look better and last longer if everything painted gets sanded beforehand and sealed with a clear-coat afterwards.</p>
<p>Excellent clear thorough instructions. Can't wait to try on a Hammershot.</p>
Can i paint my nerf with acrylic??
I am painting my longshot with acrylic, but you should put something clear on it to protect it because the paint can be scratched off when it is dry. :(
the reason i used plastic specific paint is so that the paint would bond better to the shell, acrylic paint will work just fine but like legoman111 said without a clear coat it will deteriorate very quickly and peel off in little bits. i also recommend using a spray paint to get a nice smooth finish, brush strokes stick up more when the paint is dry and can actually make the paint peel faster because the ridges create more friction, it also doesn't look quite as nice :P
This is really cool! You should paint the tip next time so it looks sorta real. :)
if you want to play in large groups painting the tips is against the rules, and most police and authority groups want you to keep the orange tip so that it is not mistaken as a real gun, it sucks but you cant play using them without the orange tip

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