How to Do Simple Paint Job for Airsoft Guns.

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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.

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    29 Discussions

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    EpicMinecrafter870
    EpicMinecrafter870

    4 years ago

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

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    h8864
    h8864

    8 years ago on Step 4

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

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    Capt. Kidd
    Capt. Kidd

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 4

    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
    AlexanderM11

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    h8864

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 4

    no on the last image it says painted over.

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    crazyblade1209
    crazyblade1209

    Reply 5 years ago

    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
    shorts5555

    5 years ago

    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
    navyseal9

    10 years ago on Step 2

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

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    zap89
    zap89

    10 years ago on Step 4

    your gun is more of a fail then my m83b2

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

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    stephenniall
    stephenniall

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Jonnyboy46
    Jonnyboy46

    12 years ago on Step 4

    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
    Ishukone

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 4

    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
    bitch hunter

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    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
    Jonnyboy46

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    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
    Kaelessin

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    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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    Kaelessin
    Kaelessin

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

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