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Old 10-30-2011, 12:17 AM   #1
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Speargun paint clear coat??

I want to know if any of you have experience clear coating a speargun? I did this mahi mahi paint on my aluminum barrel (I used acrylic paint with an airbrush)but I don't know what to use to protect it, what should I use?? epoxy, auto lacquer, ?? help!

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Old 10-30-2011, 01:51 AM   #2
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Re: Speargun paint clear coat??

looks rad. try using high temp engine paint clear coat. autozone has it. solid stuff for sure
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:02 AM   #3
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Re: Speargun paint clear coat??

I use to have a remote control boat that i painted and used a polyurethane clear coat on it. Ran it in salt and fresh water with no problems.
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:14 PM   #4
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wow that looks great!
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:44 PM   #5
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Re: Speargun paint clear coat??

That definitely looks good. Can't help with the clear coat issue but, good job on the dolphin skin look.
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:45 PM   #6
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Re: Speargun paint clear coat??

I would say a few coats some kind of clear spray . Other than a "epoxy " paint , I would not use epoxy to coat it
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:58 PM   #7
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Re: Speargun paint clear coat??

thank you guys, I went to home depot an got this


let see how it holds up. thanks
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:15 PM   #8
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Re: Speargun paint clear coat??

You should use a two part high solids automotive urethane clear coat such as DuPont Chroma or Nason Sellect Clear. Anything else will not hold up well. Multiple coats with a 400 grit light sand in between. Nice paint job bro!
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:09 PM   #9
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Re: Speargun paint clear coat??

thanks Bulit, where can I get that?? im sure not at home depot or lowes right?
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:09 AM   #10
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Re: Speargun paint clear coat??

I paint all my guns. Might use your idea! It's awesome. You need to use a very good auto motive clear at least. I 've painted cars for twenty five years. Actually the best clear in the world for spear guns and real firearms is Duracoat. It becomes rock hard when cured . I use it to paint my tactical rifles. Just go to their web site. You can get it in a shaky can . Lighty sand your paint first with some1000grit then let her rip.
If you can't find the web site go to Midway USA .com I think they have it too.
Awesome paint job.
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