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 Post subject: Painting an air pistol
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:25 pm 
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Someone in the past repainted my Daisy 717. It’s not a bad job, nice and thin and even, but you can see in some spots where the matte black has come off and the original “glossier” finish is showing, I don’t think it was prepped very well. The pistol has been completely torn down and wiped down with paint thinner to remove any oils. Just looking for advice before buying any material to do the job.

Has anyone done this before? What did you use to prep the surface for paint? Sandpaper, emery cloth, steel wool? Also any recommendations for paint?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:28 pm 
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Is it plastic, or metal?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:51 pm 
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Metal


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:11 pm 
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I worked in a hot rod shop for a bit.

I would sand it to rough up the finish for self etching primer to stick. That would give the paint a better bond. That's probably why the matte paint didn't stick.


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X2 on Leadslinger advice.

Sand it at least to get the top coat off and until the original glossy finish is matt.
Then prime and repaint. Build up several light coats rather than a thick one.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:25 am 
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Yeager wrote:
X2 on Leadslinger advice.

Sand it at least to get the top coat off and until the original glossy finish is matt.
Then prime and repaint. Build up several light coats rather than a thick one.
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Yes light coats. Too many people when painting. Spray 1 large thick coat.

Once you got it sand down and some scratches in the orginal finish, to the primer to bond too. De grease it GOOD ( highest grade 90%+ iso alcohol ) Clean all dirt, grime etc.

Also if you can raise the piece up on a pedestal. So you can get the edges.. And not have it stick to whatever you have it placed on.

Then spray light misting of primer. Not worrying about full coverage the first time.


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Sanded it down with 400 grit, sprayed a couple of coats of Krylon Satin Black, closest thing to the original finish....I don't know, kinda neutral on how it turned out, more shiny than I was expecting. I'll leave it like that for a while, if it doesn't grow on me I may redo it using a chemical paint stripper to get it down to bare metal then try matte black.

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I find wheel paints work well. They are more durable than typical spray paint.

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