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this question may have been answered but I have a Tippmann 98 C and its one of the old types the shell is smoth so it could be tough to paint. any helpful pointers? also I have an ak kit and after i paint my gun and bake it can I also bake the ak kits. or if not how can i make it stick.

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  • By "the shell is smooth" do you mean the paint on it is smooth or the metal under the paint after it was removed?
  • Which AK kit?
    • If it has wood or plastic parts I would guess that it's best not to expose those parts to heat.
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the paint is smooth. It's one of the old styles and its the plastic kit. if this helps I have the silver version
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It does help.  I actually have the same setup I believe.  If you had the black version I would say just strip the marker and prime it before painting.  Not sure what to tell you on the silver one.  (Except I like the way the silver body offsets the black AK kit so mine is not getting painted.)

I would definitely not expose the plastic AK parts to any heat.  (Shouldn't be necessary, assuming it is the Tippmann kit I think any decent paint should stick just fine.)
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I'm new to the forums... and paintball, but I had a quick question. I ran across a Camo Airbrush Kit at my local hobby lobby. Do you have any feedback on wether that would be a good or bad choice in using versus say spray paint?
 
Also... If a plotter is available, would you recommend that to cut the stencils?
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hey This is my salvo, upgraded a bit. some of the upgrading i have done so far...
Modified the stock to make it shorter
painted the gun a darker black
sanded the paint off of the screws
removed the side rails
got a foregrip
a riser rail
a red and green dot scope
replaced the stock barrel with a 10inch BT barrel
bought a cyclone feed system and a x7 low pro hopper
and last but not least i put a APE rampage board in it with 9programable fireing modes
 
love this gun! got any questions let me know
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Great! Nice thread. The thread is very informative. The guns designs are very elegant. Thanks for this thread. I really want to learn more about paintball.
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i want to use spray paint on my gun (98 custom platinum modified to the extreme) and i dont want it to have rubber parts that have only half the paint they should have, and i don't have a sand blaster. what do i do.
 
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Originally posted by f23blackwidow2 f23blackwidow2 wrote:

i want to use spray paint on my gun (98 custom platinum modified to the extreme) and i dont want it to have rubber parts that have only half the paint they should have, and i don't have a sand blaster. what do i do.
 
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Sandblasting:
You can have parts blasted for VERY cheap, a paintball marker being as small as it is could get blasted with aluminum oxide for about $10.

Painting: I prefer powder coat, you will never have a more durable coating to your marker, if you have a friend, or can wait til you have some extra cash them i would highly recommend this. If you can gain access to one its not hard to do at all.
The easy way:
You can easily paint your marker just by using some scotch bright to scuff the clear coating off of the marker after it is striped down. clean it very well. And rattle can will do, just pick you color. I suggest doing a etching automotive primer. The actual coat is preference really.... you can use a 99 cent can of paint, or get a translucent valve cover can for 9-14 dollars that can be baked. This will make it a lot more rugged.
Scotch bright is about 3-4 dollars and etching primer is about the same.
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