camo stencil source for diy camo paint job?

stello1001

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Digital camo?

Multi cam???

Tiger stripe camo?

Any in particular?


If you use was paper and tape you can make your own. I forgot the exact way but look on YouTube and you'll see what I'm talking about.
 

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Are you looking for the sticky kind or just cut outs ?
I have been contemplating doing a kryptek myself but there are loads of different patterns if you just Google it.
 

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Are you looking for the sticky kind or just cut outs ?
I have been contemplating doing a kryptek myself but there are loads of different patterns if you just Google it.
Sticky. I have a lot of contours to do, so they need to stick
 

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Pick out a pattern, put some of that green Frog tape on wax paper, draw the pattern on the tape.

Two tips. Prep is essential! Clean the surface four or five times. Twice with a degreaser and the rest with alcohol. Second, use a cloth to seal the edges to the surface and then paint the edges with flat clear to prevent paint creeping under the edges. To clarify. Use a small modeling brush on the edges and let that clear coat dry for 24 hours before applying base/primer coat.
 

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I've used Branson Cerakote, Weapon Stencils, and a couple of generic brand stencils. Most of the yellow vinyl type stencils are sticky enough.
 

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I have purchased a few sets from this company


Sticky can be good or a pain as you get to clean off adhesive residue
N52 is the stronger/ strongest magnet... If you are working on curved surfaces, they can help hold these in place.


You can also stack them for more pull. 3 stacked inside an AL handguard and 3 on top- magnets stick to each other through the handguard




It depends on what look you want... to break up the outline or to be funny. a guy who works at the local range did bunnyflage... bunnies as stencils
 
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I got mine from Freedom Stencils. It worked fine, I did multiple colors/patterns. They turned out fine but after baking them a couple of times, they started to unstick. It looks great though with sharp edges.
 

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What I did to paint my guns is lay down a base coat, sprinkle broom straw, add contrast, and repeat. Then if you want to break it up even more dip a paint sponge in something and LIGHTLY dab it on there.
 

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If you want stencils, here's how to do it:

Find the stencils you want online that you can copy.

Take wide blue painter tape and lay strips out just overlapping so you can make a 12x8 sheet.

Tape or glue (spray glue) the copy onto the back of the blue tape.

Cut out the stencils with an xacto knife.

I did this once. But I usually come out better just doing it all by hand and that's what I do.
 
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I like to do a light base color, and then do a combo of what some others have suggested. I use whatever leaves/grass/foliage i find in the nearby area, and then also use some extra netting and add in the darker colors (greens and browns). I like the way it turns out most of the time.
 

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I just got done using the multicam pattern from freedom stencils. I thought it was a worthy purchase and it was a lot easier than drawing your own patterns and cutting them out. I have done that before, and it's more time consuming and not worth the cost savings vs just buying a set of stencils.
 

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I have tried a few sponge ones but not exactly the way I want it just yet.
 

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Contemplating trying this method out sometime. I've done the sponge camo a few times and like the results, but always interested in trying something new.
 

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Duracoat Russian camo stencils on the AR10
Duracoat digital camo on the AR15
Duracoat is super easy to apply with a airbrush as well. If the sh!t hits the fan and I need to change colors I will break out the krylon. Until then I’ll stick with cerakote/duracoat .3F33F03A-9F22-4CEB-A4F5-632568A1A91F.jpegDFB0F023-D481-4C73-A737-8FDFC609C4ED.jpeg
 
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Went the nice/stencil route a few times...now it’s freehand. I’m not a artist at ALL.

Plus when you don’t take all day you don’t mind beating it up or wiping off and changing (or not removing at all, and just painting over)

10 minutes in the garage with some spray cans. Tape off glass, muzz, trigger, bubble level , rubber butt (some rubbers don’t like paint) and have at it.

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Camo net.

Spray base color, throw on camo net and spray next color, turn the net 90* and spray the next color, etc.

Wiping off external oil and taping stuff off beforehand should take more time than the actual paint job (in my opinion).
 
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Camo net.

Spray base color, throw on camo net and spray next color, turn the net 90* and spray the next color, etc.

Wiping off external oil and taping stuff off beforehand should take more time than the actual paint job (in my opinion).
Post some pics up so we can see what you mean and how it turned out...
 
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+1 on the Freedom Stencils. They work well with Brownells Alumahyde Paints. I had to rough up my stocks on both of my rifles with 150 grit sand paper before I clean/degrease though.IMG_20200505_104008.jpgIMG_20200505_104050.jpg
 

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I've recently used wepon stencils and stencils from Etsy on yellow heat safe vinyl. Sharp edges, excellent adhesion but easy removal. Blue edgelock and green frog tape work well as well.